Each year, the MMF program appoints an industry leader as the class patron. If the MMF program is designed to actively link theory and practice, the class patron enhances this practice by mentoring students to further ensure their success. The class patron will share her or his wisdom and learnings with MMF students through guest lectures or by leading a case discussion.
Mark Smith – MMF Patron Class of 2019
Mr. Mark Smith is President of Pandion Investments Ltd., a private investment management company. Mr. Smith is a chartered accountant and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in 1982, where he was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. After joining Touche‐Ross (now Deloitte & Touche) in 1982, Mr. Smith joined the Claridge Group in 1986, the private investment management holding company that manages the affairs of the Charles R. Bronfman Family. Mr. Smith was the President of Claridge SRB Investments, Chief Operating Officer of Claridge Israel and Senior Vice‐President of Investments of Claridge Inc.
Mr. Smith has a wide range of investment experience in many areas including telecommunications, technology, food, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, health care and medical services, defense, agro‐chemical and financial services industries.
Tullio Cedrashi – MMF Patron Class of 2018
Mr. Tullio Cedraschi, MBA’68 served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at CN Investments. Mr. Cedraschi joined the CN Investment Division in 1968 as a Financial Analyst. Mr. Cedraschi was subsequently appointed Investment Officer, Manager and General Manager. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and President in November 1977. Mr. Cedraschi serves as a Governor of National Theatre School of Canada and served as its President. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of CN Investment Division at Canadian National Railway Company Until February 2008. The CN Investment Division achieved an annual rate of return of 11.6% during the 30 years that Mr. Cedraschi was president. Mr. Cedraschi is a Member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council. He serves on the Boards of several corporations and Governor of McGill University and the National Theatre School and serves on the Investment Committee of Royal Victoria Hospital.