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McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumnus gets top job at Longueuil Police

Lebanon native Fady Dagher (EMBA'12) has lived in Montreal since 1986. When he took over from Denis Desroches as chief of the Longueuil police in February, many on the south shore force didn’t want another Montrealer in charge.

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Published: 11 May 2017

Karl Moore on introverts, extroverts, and Warren Buffett

Back in January, Karl Moore took a group of Desautels students to meet Warren Buffett at his Omaha offices. Mr. Buffett is known to be an introvert, and his conduct during the visit bore that out; rather than expounding on everything that came up, Mr. Buffett stuck to speaking on subjects he knows well. He also avoided working the crowd, rather staying with a small group of students and having a full-on conversation.

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Published: 11 May 2017

Maybe it’s time to second-guess the Harvard MBA and its ilk

In a recent op-ed, Financial Times editor Andrew Hill takes issue with the methodologies of the MBA programs offered by the Harvard Business School and other schools worldwide....

Published: 11 May 2017

Desautels alumna and Ericsson senior VP on travel, networking, and engaging others in decision-making

Rima Qureshi (BCom'87, MBA'96) knows all about learning to adapt. In an interview with Desautels Professor Karl Moore, she says that as a highly analytical, self-contained decision-maker, her position as senior VP and North American head of Ericsson has taught her the importance of listening, getting others involved in decision-making early, and finding a common position to build on.

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Published: 11 May 2017

MCCHE is at the centre of efforts to support Indian pulse production

The Pulse Innovation Platform of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) brings new methods of food production and marketing to India.

High fibre content, a low glycemic index, and ease of production make pulses an ideal crop for much of the developing world....

Published: 11 May 2017

New podcast by Desautels alumnus looks at growth through company founders’ stories

Deron Triff (MBA'98) has had an enviable career; he’s worked for PBS, TED, and Scholastic. Now, he’s founded a new media incubator with another former TED executive, June Cohen.

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Published: 9 May 2017

The Desautels professor who is taking on the MBA

Henry Mintzberg is looking beyond the MBA. For years, the Desautels Professor railed against what many in the corporate world see as the ultimate form of business education.

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Published: 9 May 2017

Crowdfunding falls short on inclusiveness

Crowdfunding’s profile has been on a constant rise ever since it first landed two decades back. It’s an ideal platform for entrepreneurs in edgy sectors looking for capital, as well as for getting consumers directly involved in funding products that interest them. The other side of the equation has always been to get funding for traditionally under-served entrepreneur groups like women or people of colour.

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Published: 9 May 2017

Think that job tenure is evaporating? Not so fast

Experts keep saying that median job tenure has been in free fall for years; that switching careers and jobs is just the new reality. But the facts don’t necessarily support that position. It’s a more nuanced field than most people realise, and some segments are actually seeing less movement than before.

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Published: 5 May 2017

International Advisory Board member awarded Alumni Association’s highest honour

On May 2nd, 300 guests gathered at Montreal’s Omni Mont-Royal Hotel for this year’s McGill Alumni Association Awards. All told, 17 members of the McGill community were honoured for outstanding service to the university and society.

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Published: 5 May 2017

Luc Papineau’s next big thing

After four years as VP and Director at Valeurs Mobilières Desjardins, Luc Papineau (BA’81, MBA’91) thinks it’s time to kick his game up a notch by doubling VMD’s Montreal-area advisors and diving further into the opportunities offered by the allophone market.

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Published: 4 May 2017

Fengate taps Desautels advisor to chair board

Michael Boychuk (BCom'77, DPA'78) is the new Chair of the Advisory Board at Fengate Real Asset Investments, a board that he’s been on since 2014. Mr. Boychuk’s experience in capital markets is an asset at a time when Fengate is undergoing a period of huge growth. He served as Senior VP Treasurer at BCE until 2009, then President and CEO at Bimcor until 2015.

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Published: 4 May 2017

Mr. Brahm Spilfogel joins Desautels Global Experts

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Brahm Spilfogel (BCom’91), Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of Canadian Equities at RBC Asset Management Inc.,  as a Desautels Global Expert (DGE).  ...

Published: 2 May 2017

Swimmer, Pharmacist and bank CEO: a Desautels alumnus’ journey

Barclays Bank Kenya CEO Jeremy Awori (MBA’96) more or less fell into banking. He started out as a competitive swimmer, but when his Olympic dream fell apart he went to the UK on a scholarship and became a pharmacist.

After practicing for a few years, Mr. Awori opted for an MBA in Finance at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, which led him into a job at Standard Chartered Bank.

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Published: 2 May 2017

Desautel alumna appointed CFO of Northern Sphere Mining

Northern Sphere Mining Corp. has announced that Monique L. Delorme (BCom’88, DPA’91) will be taking over from Robin Pilkey as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Delorme is already involved with Northern Sphere, having worked with the company as a consultant for the past three years.

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Published: 2 May 2017

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