Members of the Desautels community came together on February 2, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel to celebrate the recipients of the 38th Desautels Management Achievement Awards.
Management Achievement Award
The Achievement Award is presented to individuals who serve as role models for students in their education, career, and philanthropic contributions.
Managing Director of Google QC and Managing Director Branding of Google Canada
“Never assume someone is better than you when an opportunity presents itself...when an opportunity arrives, face it, prepare for it, and go for it".
Lifetime Achievement Award
Each year, one individual is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for their exceptional philanthropic and economic impact on the Canadian economy. In addition to their achievements, their personal narrative of displaying perseverance and resilience serves as a source of inspiration for the students in attendance.
Narayana Murthy (DSc’15)
Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys
“Remember that the first attribute of a great leader is courage - courage of conviction, courage to move ahead, and courage to champion the less fortunate".
Young Inspiration Award
This new award is meant to reward young leaders that have had emerged and prove to be successful despite their young age. It is also meant to bridge the gap between the usual recipients’ experience and our students, so they can see an evolution in terms of what their career might look like.
Daniel Saks (BA'07)
President & Co-CEO, AppDirect
"McGill University is the best place to develop relationships to thrive in the future. I had conviction in my vision and the power of the McGill network".