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Investing for positive social impact

Guy Gervais (EMBA’13), co-founder of Anges Québec, belongs to a group of likeminded investors around the world who are looking to advance emerging social enterprises.

In an article for Les Affaires, he shares what key aspects he looks for before he commits to supporting a socially conscious startup.

For Gervais, his evaluation methods are just as rigorous as those applied when investing in a more traditional business.

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Published: 12 Apr 2018

Next Einstein Forum putting science into action for Africa’s future

As Executive Director and Head of Secretariat at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative, Thierry Zomahoun (EMBA’11) and the Next Einstein Forum (presently the largest general scientific gathering ever held in Africa) are actively working to increase the local impact of science to overcome the persistent challenges that have devastated the continent over history. 

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Published: 11 Apr 2018

IMHL grad promoted to nursing director

Chantal Souligny (IMHL’14) has been selected as the new Director of Nursing for the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), effective March 19, bringing considerable experience in the health care sector to the role. 

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Published: 23 Mar 2018

EMBA grad bringing music to the people

Apollo Music Store, founded by Philippe-Aubert Messier (EMBA’13) is embarking on a new venture through the introduction of a web application, which will allow users to search a growing repertoire on Canadian and international music through a refined music keyword search, among other features.

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Published: 22 Mar 2018

Loto-Québec names EMBA alumnus to board

Hugo Delorme (EMBA’16), Director of Corporate Services at CN has been recently named a Board Member for Loto-Québec.

Published: 22 Mar 2018

Altrum recognized for management excellence

For a third consecutive year, Altrum de Saint-Martin has been recognized among the best managed private enterprises in Canada – an honour that its General Director, Louis-David Bourque (EMBA’11), is especially proud of.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

From the NHL to the world of business

If Mathieu Darche (BCom'00) accomplished his life-long dream of playing hockey in the NHL years ago, his current experience as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing (Canada) for Delmar International is no less thrilling.

He recently sat down with Le Journal de Montréal to talk about his current career aspirations, how his McGill degree continues to serve him well, and his personal life as a family man. 

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

How do you address severe health inequities in your community?

Learn more about how Desautels students are behind some of the most significant social initiatives.

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Published: 19 Mar 2018

EMBA alumnus takes helm at Broadband

Jean-Claude Tshipama (EMBA’16) has been appointed CEO Broadband for Eutelsat SA overseeing Africa.

His latest position builds on his international experience in business development, marketing, as well as sales and distribution, particularly in Africa, North America, Europe and the Pacific region.

Most recently, he was Managing Director at Canal+ RDC and served as Chief Executive Officer of Zympala Inc.

Published: 15 Mar 2018

Groupe Deschênes builds on glowing history of acquisitions

Since the 1980’s, Groupe Deschênes has secured 29 acquisitions to establish itself as the main Canadian distributor of plumbing, heating, electrical, water, and sewer supplies.

Building on its history, François Deschênes (EMBA’10), the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Deschênes Inc., has guided the company toward one of its most pivotal acquisitions to date - Corix Infrastructure.

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

EMBA alumna on reconciliation

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, Radio-Canada featured EMBA alumna Manon Jeannotte (EMBA’ 16), Chief of Gespeg and the recipient of the EMBA program’s inaugural scholarship for indigenous managers, to discuss the path to reconciliation and her role in politics.

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

Recognizing members of the Desautels community

The Desautels Faculty of Management is delighted to recognize members of its community who have recently received awards of excellence.

Please join me in congratulating them for their continued and inspiring commitment to Desautels and McGill.

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou Dean & Professor of Finance Desautels Faculty of Management

 

 

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

HIM Guest Lecture: Ian Shaffer

Ian Shaffer, BCom’96, President and CEO at Galliant Advisors Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Mr. Shaffer guest lectured with our Honours in Investment Management students. He discussed his career path since graduating from McGill and his decision to found Galliant Advisors.

He talked about his firm’s investment approach and their expertise in US stock picking. Finally he gave a few investment examples including; Wyndham Worldwide, McDonald’s and Amazon.

Published: 13 Mar 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Sarah Neilson

Sarah Neilson, MBA’04, Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Asset Management Monday, March 12th, 2018

Guest Lecture with MBA students in Modern Corporate Finance and BCom students in Corporate Finance – both with Sujata Madan

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Published: 13 Mar 2018

A great milestone for Aspire Food Group

Aspire Food Group, a manufacturer of food products made from crickets co-founded by Mohammed Ashour (MBA’14), announced that it has acquired Exo, a producer of protein bars made from crickets.

According to Ashour, “There was such a great meeting of minds it very quickly evolved into Aspire acquiring Exo. The synergy and logic just make sense”.

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Published: 8 Mar 2018

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