À l’image de tous les travaux à l’EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal, nous avons laissé le choix à nos diplômés de répondre aux questions dans la langue de leur choix. C’est pourquoi ce portrait est publié en langue anglaise seulement.
President & COO
Co-Founder and Chairman Groupe 3737
“No one stops learning even if you’ve been out of school for decades. It is like learning to ride a bike, you never lose the ability to learn unless you don’t want to learn.”
Describe yourself in 25 words or less:
Entrepreneur, Mentor, Philanthropist
Fun fact about yourself:
Former competitive soccer player
Describe your current job in a sentence or two.
LeddarTech: Working on democratizing advanced shared mobility, safe and autonomous driving solutions for the masses.
Groupe 3737: Working on helping young and immigrant entrepreneurs improve their lives through socially diverse, inclusive and equal entrepreneurship.
Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles:
BoD roles at UdeM, AQT, MNBAQ, Groupe 3737, Aligo Innovation
What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career?
Founding of Groupe 3737
Selling ZMD AG to IDT for $350M USD in 2015.
What was your favorite EMBA course and what was the biggest insight you gained about business from it?
The Sustainability Challenge: We all can make a difference as leaders
Why did you choose the McGill-HEC Montréal executive MBA program?
Human and environmental centric approach.
What did you enjoy most about the EMBA experience in general?
Built a new network and developed new friends while learning from their insights.
What is the biggest lesson you gained during your EMBA and how did you apply it at work?
Listen more and ask more questions (especially open questions).
Give us a story during your time as an executive MBA on how you were able to juggle work, personal life and education?
Raised $185M from the moment I started the program until the end. This was not only a challenge but also a good learning experience about my ability to juggle many challenging and conflicting demands simultaneously.
What advice would you give to a student looking to enter an executive MBA program?
Support network is important:Family and colleagues
What is the biggest myth about going back to school?
No one stops learning even if you’ve been out of school for decades. It is like learning to ride a bike, you never lose the ability to learn unless you don’t want to learn.
What is your ultimate long-term professional goal?
Help others achieve their potential and continue to support others through my professional achievements.