Desautels alumni

Suzannah Raff (BCom’92) is paving the way in the beauty industry’s natural deodorant boom.

As Cleo&Coco, her aluminum-free deodorant line, reaches new heights, she recently sat down to talk about the trials and tribulations of launching a new beauty product.

Along the way, she discusses the frustrations of waiting for major brand expansion, how to survive packaging hiccups, and the importance of giving back.

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Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 15 Dec 2017

Jonathan Goodman, BA'89, LLB'93, MBA'94

President & CEO, Knight Therapeutics Inc

Thursday, December 7, 2017 

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Desautels Global Experts, Jonathan Goodman, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 8 Dec 2017

Congratulations to Geneviève Auclair (EMBA’17) who received a Meritorious Service Decoration from the Governor General of Canada this week.

As a physician, Geneviève is recognized for spearheading a successful campaign to recruit health care professionals to the Inuulitsivik Health Centre in Nunavik. This initiative also helped introduce local youth to potential careers as doctors, nurses, and technicians.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 8 Dec 2017

From a lunch counter that opened in the 1950s, to a hotel business that comprises fourteen properties, and counting, the Germain hotels and family, including Marie Pier Germain (EMBA’16), share insight into running a booming family business across generations. 

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Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

Restauranteurs and entrepreneurs around the world are heeding the call for more sustainable food sources. Among them is the Aspire Food Group, which has recently doubled its production of crickets for human consumption at its Texas farm.

And they are not the only ones to recognise the value of insects as food. The edible bug business is booming, with a global market of $33 million in 2015, according to the research firm Global Market Insights, which expects it to grow 40 percent by 2023.

Classified as: aspire food group, 2013 Hult Prize Winners, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

Brian Athaide (BCom’89) is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-president of Human Resources/Information Technology at Andrew Peller Limited.

In a recent interview, he shares what it was like to immigrate to Canada as a child, the change of heart that led him to delve deeper into business, and his most recent role in the wine and spirits industry.

While his life and career have led him to live in twelve countries around the world, there is no place like Canada, for Athaide, who deeply appreciates its diversity and inclusiveness.

Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 5 Dec 2017

Richard Despatie (BCom’16) has been named to the National Honour Roll of the Common Final Exam (CFE). He is among the top-three writers in Ontario of the Common Final Exam.

Written in September, the CFE is a national three-day evaluation that assesses competencies including essential knowledge, professional judgment, ethics, and the ability to communicate. 

Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni, Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA Program)
Published on: 5 Dec 2017

Congratulations to our 44 Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) graduates for successfully passing the Common Final Examination (CFE), and to Kai He (BCom’16, GCPA’17) for sharing the Gold Medal in Quebec! Richard Despatie (BCom’16) placed on the National Honour Roll.

Classified as: Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA Program), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 1 Dec 2017

Matthew Ingrassia, MBA’07

Senior Partner, Applied Research Investments

Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Mr. Matthew Ingrassia gave a guest lecture to the Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students.

Classified as: Matthew Ingrassia, MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Management in Finance (MMF), Desautels Global Experts
Published on: 30 Nov 2017

James McMullan, MBA'88

Senior Vice-President, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mr. James McMullan gave a guest lecture to the Honours in Investment Management (HIM) students.

He gave an overview of the credit investment process at CDPQ, a firm with over $286 billion under management. He also discussed the investment lifecycle and the importance of managing relationships beyond the exit phase of a deal.

 

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Desautels Global Experts, James B McMullan
Published on: 30 Nov 2017

Since assuming the helm of HEC Paris in 2015, former Desautels dean Peter Todd (BCom’83) shares some information on the School’s progress to-date, which includes innovative course offerings on entrepreneurship, as well as increased student financial aid to render business education more accessible.  

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Classified as: Peter Todd, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert, Andy Nulman (BCom’83), will be joining the Festival du rire de Montréal initiative as a consultant, bringing much of his experience as the co-founder of the Just for Laughs festival to bear.

The Festival du rire de Montréal aims to refresh the concept of comedy festivals, while also putting the creativity and talent of local comedians in the international spotlight.

Classified as: Andy Nulman, Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Sean Brown, BCom’90

Director of Global Communications and External Relations, Strategy and Corporate Finance, McKinsey & Company

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mr. Brown gave a guest lecture in Professor Myung-Soo Jo’s Management in a Global Context course. He gave the students insight into the working environment and culture at McKinsey.

Classified as: Myung-Soo Jo, Desautels Global Experts, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Sean Brown, BCom Alumni
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Rita-Rose Gagné (EMBA’12) is the Executive Vice-president of Growth Markets at Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global commercial real estate firm.

In an interview with Desautels professor Karl Moore, she reveals some of her formative experiences from her early years, the key to working across cultures, and how her leadership style has evolved to encompass strategy and long-term vision.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 23 Nov 2017

Samer Saab, BEng'93, MBA'96, CEO and founder of eXplorance Inc.

November 20, 2017

Guest Lectured in Technological Entrepreneurship (BUSA 691) with Prof. Michael Avedesian

Classified as: Samer Saab, Desautels Global Experts, MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 20 Nov 2017

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