MBA Alumni

From professional soccer player to management consultant

Published: 15Jul2021

After a career-ending injury left Gabriel Gervais, MBA’09, unable to continue playing professional soccer, his McGill MBA landed him a permanent role at Deloitte. Since 2009, he has leveraged his...

Graduate spotlight: Ugo Umeano, MBA ’21

Published: 8Jul2021

Ugo Umeano (MBA’21) is one of Poets&Quants’ “2021 MBAs to Watch” as he graduates from Desautels and launches his career as an associate in CIBC’s Technology Leadership Advancement Program....

Graduate spotlight: Kelly Gonzalez, MBA ’21

Published: 8Jul2021

Poets&Quants recently featured Kelly Gonzalez (MBA’21) on its “2021 MBAs to Watch” list. In one of the highlights of her Desautels tenure, Gonzalez served as the president of Marketing Club. In...

A glowing victory at HEC case competition

Published: 21Sep2018

MONTREAL, Quebec. On the evening of the HEC Social Business Creation competition, McGill start-up Kajou delivered, coming home with the First place prize of $15,000 for their business venture....

Embracing the journey

Published: 8Jun2021

Samer Saab (BEng'93, MBA'96) fled a civil war in Lebanon to pursue a degree in engineering at McGill in 1990. He realized early in his career that he was best suited to launching his own company....

Samer Saab: Helping Desautels MBA students seize opportunities

3 Jun 2021

For Samer Saab, McGill provided more than an education. His studies in engineering and business were critical steps on his path to founding a successful company. Headquartered in Montreal,...

Stand for Something 

Published: 27May2021

Inez Jabalpurwala (BA’89, MA’91, MBA’01) credits her years at McGill with inspiring her to take a stand for the causes she supports. As a member of the McGill Debating Union, she learned to express...

Desautels alumna becomes President & CEO of Knight Therapeutics Inc.  

Published: 21May2021

Congratulations to Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01), who will take on a new challenge as President and Chief Executive Officer of Knight Therapeutics Inc., a Montreal-based company focused...

Transforming air travel for people with disabilities

Published: 22Apr2021

An idea that arose from a nightmarish flight experience for Sandra Gualtieri, founder of Gualtieri Inventions, has blossomed into an innovative new product for people living with disabilities....

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