43rd DMAA 2023

Desautels Management Achievement Awards 2023

The 43rd Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA) Ceremony & Panel took place on Friday, February 3, 2023.

This year’s event was held in person, bringing together our global community to celebrate the achievements of industry leaders who have demonstrated a career of great achievement and commitment of responsible business.

Our theme was the “The Disruptors” focusing on challenging the "status quo" or "norms" in various industries, recognizing and honouring those with the courage and conviction to dare to lead and do things differently, and changing their industries for the better while inspiring others to do the same.

Pictured: Anna Dewar Gully, Yalmaz Siddiqui, Joanne Liu and Melinda Heaney. Photo by Owen Egan/Joni Dufour.

Management Achievement Award

The Achievement Award is presented to individuals who serve as role models for students in their education, career, and philanthropic contributions.

Anna Dewar Gully, BA’03
Co-CEO and Founder, Tidal Equality

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92
Vice President of Environmental Sustainability, The Walt Disney Company

Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year, the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for 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.

Joanne Liu, MD’91, MMGMT’14, DSc’16
Former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. Professor, School of Population and Global Health and Director, Pandemics and Health Emergencies Readiness Lab (PERL), McGill University

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.

Philip Cutler, BEd’13
Co-founder and CEO, Paper

Learn more about the DMAA and past winners >

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