Desautels alumnus catalyzes crowdfunded bursaries for Lebanese students impacted by financial crisis

In the summer of 2020, the financial crisis in Lebanon deepened when a major explosion rocked the port of Beirut, causing extensive property damage and loss of life. By that time, Lebanese students studying at McGill were already in a bind – banking restrictions were limiting the ability of their families to access savings, and provide financial support. Jade Dagher (BSc’89, DipManTour’92, MBA’98) wanted to do something to help.

Published: 29 Mar 2022

Desautels alumnus named International Educator of the Year by the Academic of International Business

Resilience. Caring. Integrity. These are the habits that Arshad Ahmad (MBA’81, PhD’2000) seeks to instil in his students. They can make an immediate impact on students’ career – and a positive impact on the people in their lives. Ahmad has been named the International Educator of the year by Academy of International Business (AIB), an organization of international business and management.

Published: 29 Mar 2022

Authenticity and allyship in the business world

Black leaders carry extra burden. Organizations often expect them to take on advocacy roles in equity, diversity and inclusion, but that should be everyone’s responsibility, argued panelists at the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Black History Month virtual event. Moderated by Lysie Salomon (BCom’17), the panel considered authenticity, leadership, and allyship in the workplace. It featured Dr.

Published: 17 Mar 2022

Tackling delinquent payments using machine learning

Delinquent payments are a major challenge for small businesses – but collecting each individual debt is a difficult and thankless task. To make it easier, Dimitri Raziev (BCom’10) co-founded Kolleno. This fintech start-up helps businesses manage their accounts receivable by sending customers email and text reminders to settle unpaid bills, and directing them toward a payment portal.

Published: 17 Mar 2022

Global Experts program fosters partnerships between students and alumni

The Desautels Global Experts program connects current students with alumni experts across industries, providing valuable learning and networking opportunities to help students thrive in their academic and professional careers.

Published: 7 Mar 2022

Celebrating the 42nd Desautels Management Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the five recipients of the 42nd Desautels Management Achievement Awards, including three accomplished alumni: Meagan Prins (BCom’17), Maria Eitel (BA’84), and Monika Ille (EMBA’20) as well as Patrick Odier and Brian J. Porter. During the virtual celebration earlier this month, Desautels students had the opportunity to network with the recipients and hear their words of advice.

Published: 24 Feb 2022

MMA Gives: Leveraging data analytics expertise

Addressing Dr. Nii Addy's proposal on behalf of the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) Transitions Project at McGill, Maguette Paye (MMA’21) used knowledge gained during the McGill Master of Management in Analytics (MMA) program to lay the groundwork and develop the database and dashboard for the MCF Transitions Project.

Published: 24 Feb 2022

MMF Series: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Aïcha Traoré

Aïcha Traoré (MMF’20), now a Senior Market Risk Analyst at National Bank of Canada, credits the McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) program for allowing her to master finance fundamentals and hone critical skills. Her passion for finance was influenced by her family and she plans to return to Côte d’Ivoire to contribute to its economic development.

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Delve podcast: New Normal: How Flexible Healthcare Leadership Eases Crisis with Dr. Lynn Mikula

How have some healthcare organizations maintained stability and trust during the COVID-19 pandemic? On Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series, Dr.

Published: 17 Feb 2022

The true meaning of the Olympic Games

Professor Karl Moore sits down with Dick Pound (BCom’62) to discuss the politics and athleticism behind the Olympic Games. A former Olympian and a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1978, Pound says audiences should focus on celebrating exceptional athletes rather than the drama of political boycotts.

Published: 11 Feb 2022

Desautels alumnus David Laidley donates $5 million to create new Laidley Centre for Business Ethics

Thanks to alumnus David Laidley (BCom’67), the Desautels Faculty of Management will soon unveil a Laidley Centre for Business Ethics. Endowed by Laidley’s gift of $5 million, the Centre will carve out a space for McGill researchers across disciplines to advance ethics in the workplace through academic programming, leading-edge research, and public engagement.

Published: 4 Feb 2022

Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Mark Moudabber (MMF’20)

Learn how the McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) has opened doors for careers in Fintech, Risk Management and ESG. MMF alumnus Mark Moudabber (MMF'20) describes how the experiential learning offered by Desautels Capital Management helped him prepare for his career at Sarwa.

Published: 4 Feb 2022

Professor Maxime Cohen Launches New Book

Professor Maxime Cohen’s new book, Demand Prediction in Retail – A Practical Guide to Leverage Data and Predictive Analytics, co-authored with Arthur Pentecoste, Paul-Emile Gras and Dr. Renyu Zhang, demystifies how predictive analytics can be used in a retail context.

Published: 4 Feb 2022

McGill alumna becomes CH Group’s first woman executive in 104 years

France Margaret Bélanger (EMBA’14) was recently appointed President of Sports and Entertainment for the Montréal Canadiens, owned by the CH Group. In an interview with La Presse, she shares her experience so far as the first woman to serve on the team’s executive committee.

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Published: 4 Feb 2022

A foundation for lifelong learning

Tony Guglielmin (BA’82, MBA’84) praises Desautels’ diverse, forward-thinking environment for helping propel him to success in business. As the SVP and Chief Financial Officer at Ballard Power Systems, he encourages future generations of McGill students to pursue lifelong learning and embrace change throughout their professional journey.

Published: 4 Feb 2022


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