Marie Josée Lamothe

Professor of Practice, Bensadoun School of Retail Management
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mariejosee.lamothe [at]

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Office 649
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5

Bensadoun School of Retail Management
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Ms. Lamothe has over 25 years of experience in the competitive digital and consumer products world (Google, L’Oréal, Procter&Gamble, Clairol). She is best noted for her expertise in Global Product Management and Omni-Channel Branding. Ms. Lamothe is a Professor of Practice at McGill University (Desautels Business Faculty) and is the President of Tandem International, an advisory firm specialized in omnichannel retailing and branding. From 2014 to 2018, she was a Managing Director at Alphabet Inc in Canada, a technology holding conglomerate which owns Google, among other companies. She held several executive positions at L’Oréal between 2002 and 2014, from International Marketing Director in France, to Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Corporate Communications Officer in Canada.

Ms. Lamothe also serves on the boards of The ALDO Group, Lightspeed POS and Reitmans Canada Limited. Since 2016, she has been appointed by the Treasury Board of Canada to the Audit Committee for Ministries such as Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and nominated by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) Commissioner to its external advisory panel. Ms. Lamothe was previously a Director of Jean Coutu Group PJC Inc. from July 2016 until the privatization of the company in May 2018, was appointed to the 2017 Advisory Council on Economy and Innovation for the Government of Quebec and was a Member of Canada 150 Research Chairs Multidisciplinary Review, a panel which aims to award research chair positions to Canadian universities and enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence.

Since her return to Canada, Ms Lamothe has been awarded the Desautels Achievement award by McGill University, which recognizes individuals who serve as role models for students in their education, career, and philanthropic contributions. She received an honoree diploma from the University of Montreal for her contribution to the advancement of our society. The Boardlist named her among the Top 10 women in tech in Canada, InfoPresse nominated her as a Personality of the Year in Quebec. She was also recognized among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Financial Post and Canada’s Marketers of the Year by Strategy magazine. Forbes Magazine and Social Media Magazine (US) recognized her among Top Marketing Minds To Follow on social media in North America and Canadian Business magazine nominated her among Canada's 40 Global Leaders .

Ms Lamothe is a graduate of Mathematics and Economics with Honours from the University of Montreal and from INSEAD's L'Oreal's Executive Management program.


Fundamentals of Retailing

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