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Bombardier's new CEO could be on the hot seat at first annual meeting

Bombardier's new CEO is expected to be on the hot seat next week as he meets for the first time with shareholders who are clamouring for a turnaround plan after enduring a rough year by the struggling transportation giant. After just six weeks on the job, Alain Bellemare is unlikely to be blamed for the company's poor financial performance, which drove its shares down 45 per cent in the past year and 66 per cent since 2011. 

Published on : 04 May 2015

Making a Competitive Difference by Embracing Digital Technologies

Hamidreza Mafi is a strategy consultant at Accenture Inc, and is aligned to Enterprise Architecture and Application Strategy practice. He has completed his MBA studies with concentrations in Strategy and Finance from McGill University, and holds a Master of Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa.

Published on : 01 May 2015

How Skateboarding Made Me a Better Marketer

This year, I’m celebrating 25 years of skateboarding. While I’ve skated all over the world and made a lot of incredible friends along the way it wasn’t until I read this article about skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen that I began to consider the overlap between my passion for skateboarding and my passion for marketing. ... Ben Plomion is VP of Marketing at Chango, where he heads up marketing and communications. 

Published on : 06 Mar 2015

Pierre Beaudoin steps down as chief in dramatic Bombardier shakeup

In a dramatic shakeup at family controlled Bombardier Inc., Pierre Beaudoin is stepping down as president and chief executive officer while his father, Laurent, is retiring as chairman and there are plans afoot for the possible sale of some business units. Former United Technologies Corp. executive Alain Bellemare is set to replace Pierre Beaudoin – who held the CEO position for 6 1/2 years – on Friday and Pierre Beaudoin will become executive chairman of Bombardier.  

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Nathalie Prezeau - Marcher pour voir

La vérité est que je me sens moi-même expat à Toronto. Originaire de Montréal, je suis arrivée dans cette ville il y a 22 ans. Sans l'appui de nos familles, mon mari québécois et moi-même avons élevé une famille et compté sur nos nouvelles amitiés pour faire notre place. C'est avec une mentalité de touriste que j'ai commencé à explorer la ville avec mon bambin de 2 ans, lorsque j'ai quitté mon emploi à temps plein. Je travaillais alors pour TFO, à la promotion des émissions pour enfants. ...

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Musicians Help Heal Wounds of Tragedy

Musicians are helping to heal the wounds of tragedy through artistic expression. In the heart-rending aftermath of the Taliban attack on Peshawar’s innocent schoolchildren, Pakistani musicians are using their art form to help the nation through its time of anguish. Foremost among these artists is Usman W. Chohan (Desautels MBA, 2014) through his project Urdudaan.

Published on : 23 Jan 2015

Cine sunt managerii care conduc cele mai mari mall-uri din România, în care intră zilnic 400.000 de oameni

Mallurile cu cele mai mari vânzări de pe piaţa locală - AFI Palace Cotroceni şi Băneasa Shopping City din Bucureşti - sunt conduse de doi manageri străini - israelianul Israel Vizel şi grecul Georgios Argentopoulos -, în timp ce proprietarii altor zece centre comerciale importante au decis să lase administrarea pe mâna unor manageri români, reiese dintr-o analiză a ZF. ... Georgios Argentopoulos CEO, Băneasa Developments

Published on : 11 Dec 2014

Giving S.M.A.R.T. Feedback to Millennials

Article by Karl Moore Many managers today don’t relish giving feedback. In the past, feedback was associated with the annual review, a thoroughly unenjoyable hour where everyone involved couldn’t wait for it to end. Today with Millennials as the future of our organizations, feedback is more central to the role of manager than ever before. ... This was written with Sema Burney.

Published on : 11 Dec 2014

Un Québécois à la tête de Bell Helicopter à Mirabel

Le Québécois Raymond Leduc prend la tête de la filiale canadienne de Bell Helicopter située à Mirabel. Il remplace l’actuel patron Barry Kohler qui retourne au siège social du Texas, a appris la chaîne Argent. ... M. Leduc avait rallié les rangs du fabricant d’hélicoptères en 2012. Il avait auparavant travaillé chez IBM Bromont durant neuf années. Ingénieur de formation, il a aussi une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) de l’Université McGill.

Published on : 04 Dec 2014

Le bonheur, la dépendance à soi-même

Dans la société nord-américaine, beaucoup de gens misent sur le couple pour être heureux. La relation amoureuse devient le baromètre de leur vie, un passage obligé dans l’évaluation de leur réussite en tant qu’être humain. Or, cette dépendance à l’autre pour être heureux amène bien souvent son lot de déception, de souffrance, d’anxiété et de stress.

Published on : 11 Nov 2014

Goodfellow Announces the Appointment of Mr. Denis Fraser as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Goodfellow Inc. (TSX: GDL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Denis Fraser as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2014. ... Mr. Fraser is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and of the MBA program at McGill University. He also completed the Advanced Executive Program at Kellogg School of Management.

Published on : 11 Nov 2014

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) Reports In-Line Q3 EPS; Announces Reorganization, Exec Changes

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE: RBA) reported Q3 EPS of $0.13, in-line with the analyst estimate of $0.13. Revenue for the quarter came in at $102.2 million versus the consensus estimate of $101.47 million.

Published on : 06 Nov 2014

Clean homes, clear corporate minds

Deb Nelson’s first “aha” moment came as she stood on the pavement outside a Montreal restaurant, struggling to summon the courage to go inside.  ... Montreal resident Tolulope Ilesanmi, company founder and chief executive officer, believes cleaning is as much a spiritual service as a physical act. For the past two years, he has invited executives to tap into a deeper sense of purpose by coming to Montreal and working alongside his professional cleaning crews. Ms. Nelson was one of those pilgrims.

Published on : 06 Nov 2014

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. Announces a New Board Nomination

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. (CSE: EAC) ("Earth Alive") is pleased to announce the nomination of Michel Ringuet to its Board of Directors.

Published on : 04 Nov 2014

New analytics software breaks down numbers behind figure skating performances

Craig Buntin sits with his laptop overlooking the rink at Prospera Place and with a few taps on his keyboard pulls up a video and graphic of three-time world champion Patrick Chan. ... He initially searched for a separation from figure skating, and created TeaBean, a coffee and tea company based in Montreal which he eventually sold. He applied to the MBA program at McGill University, and became the first person accepted into the program without an undergraduate degree.

Published on : 03 Nov 2014