Desautels Faculty of Management

The Desautels Faculty of Management congratulates the following individuals who are the latest to be granted a Faculty Award for the period of September 1, 2017-August 31, 2020. The Faculty Awards recognise demonstrated research achievement and encourage the pursuance of future academic endeavors.

Classified as: Steve Maguire, Matthieu Bouvard, nSaurabh Mishra, Jui Ramaprasad, brian rubineau, Animesh Animesh
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Chandra Kumar, President of the Confectionery Business at Nestlé Canada, as a Desautels Global Expert.

Classified as: Chandra Kumar, Desautels Global Experts, MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Miranda Keating Erickson, Vice-President, Markets for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), as a Desautels Global Expert.

Classified as: Miranda Keating Erickson, Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 10 Nov 2017

George Attar, BCom’82, Senior VP and Chief Technology and Information Officer at McKesson Canada

Monday, November 6, 2017

Guest Lecture in IT in Business with Diego Mastroianni

Classified as: Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Diego Mastroianni Dela Corte
Published on: 8 Nov 2017

Mark Taborsky, BCom’88, Managing Partner and Founder, MarkerTree Capital

Monday, November 6, 2017

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Guest Lecture in Alternative Investments (FINE 455) with Prof. Jan Ericsson

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Guest Lecture in Derivatives (MMF Class - FINE 682) with Prof. Jan Ericsson

Classified as: Mark Taborsky, Desautels Global Experts, Jan Ericsson, BCom Alumni, Masters of Management in Finance (MMF), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 8 Nov 2017

IMHL participant Gabriela Stroian was recently honored for her voluntary teaching of Medical Physics in Haiti by the Groupe de réflexion et d’action pour une Haïti nouvelle [Reflection and Action Group for a New Haiti] (GRAHN).

Classified as: International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL)
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has approved the appointment of Richard Morin (MBA’88) as chief executive officer of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

Morin is the co-founder of Montreal-based investment management firm Landry Morin Inc. He has also headed the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, and has served as vice president of National Bank Securities.

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Classified as: Masters in Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

As business schools adapt their programs to address the grand challenges of our time, McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management stands out as an initiative that will respond to the needs of a rapidly changing retail industry.

With many programs to be created at all levels over the next few years (Undergraduate, Masters, PhD), the School aims to equip students with the tools needed to succeed in an ever-evolving retail world, explains Charles de Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative.

Classified as: Bensadoun School of Retail Management, Aldo Bensadoun, Saibal Ray, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

A piece for The Star Kenya tackles the age-old question of whether managers can also be leaders and cites Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg’s view that the two are not mutually exclusive.

Indeed, for Mintzberg, “management without leadership is sterile; leadership without management is disconnected and encourages hubris.”

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Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

Bitcoin has been the target of much speculation among financial circles with some experts alleging that it has the potential to become comparable to gold, a currency legitimized through social convention.

In a piece for Asia Times, Desautels professor Reuven Brenner explores what it takes for a new monetary yardstick to emerge, and argues that, historically, social convention must be combined with scarcity.

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, finance
Published on: 7 Nov 2017

Stephen Kay, BA'83, MBA'90, US & Canada leader of Marsh’s Political Risk & Structured Credit practice

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Guest Lectures in Strategies for Developing Countries (MGPO 475) and Strategic Management: Developing Countries (MGPO 651) with Prof. Paola Perez-Aleman

Classified as: Stephen Kay, Desautels Global Experts, Paola Perez-Aleman, MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 3 Nov 2017

Steven Abrams, BSc'87, Partner, IT Venture Fund, BDC Venture Capital

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

In his presentation to the MMF class, Mr. Abrams gave an overview of BDC and Venture Capital. He discussed the general rules for venture capital and the differences between Canadian and US markets.

His presentation also explored how his organization analyzes opportunities and their involvement with companies after they invest, giving several practical examples along the way.


Classified as: Masters of Management in Finance (MMF), guest lecturer
Published on: 3 Nov 2017

This weekend, twenty-five student teams from Berkeley, Chicago, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Geneva, amongst others will participate in the final round of the McGill International Portfolio Challenge.

Organized by Desautels BCom students under the guidance of Professor Sebastien Betermier, this is the world’s first pension asset allocation competition.

Classified as: Sebastien Betermier, finance, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 3 Nov 2017

Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96), former president and CEO of Ericsson North America, has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Verizon Communications Inc., effective November 6, 2017.

In this role, she will take over responsibility for the development and implementation of Verizon's overall corporate strategy, including business development and strategic investments.

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Classified as: MBA Alumni, BCom Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 1 Nov 2017

Following three successful cohorts in Calgary and growing demand from business professionals in Western Canada in general, the McGill Executive Institute has announced the launch of the next cycle of its Mini-MBA program in Calgary for summer 2018.

Over the years, the Calgary edition of the Mini-MBA has served the professional development needs of companies and individuals in a variety of sectors, such as education, dentistry, engineering, aerospace, IT services, agriculture, and real-estate, to name a few.

Classified as: McGill Executive Institute, Mini-MBA
Published on: 30 Oct 2017