Louis Hébert and Alain Pinsonneault, co-directors of the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA are pleased to present this year’s two $ 40,000 scholarship winners.
Louise Richer, founder and CEO of the École nationale de l’humour (ÉNH) is the recipient of the $ 40,000, McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA Scholarship for Non-Profit Organization Managers. Manon Jeannotte, the elected urban councillor for the Montreal region of the Gespeg Mi’kmaq Nation and Board member of Land InSights, the Society for the Diffusion of the Aboriginal culture, is the first recipient of the new McGill HEC Montréal EMBA First Peoples’ Scholarship, also, worth $ 40,000.
Professors Hebert and Pinsonneault congratulate both recipients whose careers demonstrate not only their perseverance and their exceptional leadership.
With over 25 years of management experience, Louise Richer believes that the Executive MBA program will help her consolidate and update her managerial knowledge: “I’m undertaking this EMBA to deepen my understanding of management, including growth strategies. I want to build on the knowledge I’ve acquired through practice in order to gain a more profound insight and a more enlightened awareness. My thirst for learning is greater than ever and I am confident that my organization will benefit from this program.”
As for Madame Jeannotte, the program will help her continue her work towards the recognition of Mi’kmaq as individuals and as a people: “Throughout my career, I have continuously worked to improve the quality of life for my community, in areas such as the recognition of indigenous rights, negotiation, and economic, social and community development. My career is now at a turning point and for me it is obvious that I need a higher level of education; I need to absorb new concepts and approaches. The EMBA will help me to continue to work with those of our communities that wish to move towards self-governance. ”
The unique personal and professional experience of these scholarship recipients ensures that they will be important contributors to the knowledge exchanges and interactions that are central to the program’s pedagogical approach. They will undoubtedly enrich the diversity of the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA’s seventh cohort, beginning mid-September.
The emphasis on leadership, experience, and diversity applies to all candidates, not just the scholarship recipients. That explains how the CEO of a television network, a child psychiatrist, a Swiss diplomat and several directors, vice-presidents and presidents of small, medium and large companies, experienced managers and passionate leaders have come to be part of the same great group; the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA Class of 2016. On average, they have 16 years of professional experience, including 11 years in management positions. Each year, the program asks a prominent business person to take on the role of “Executive Patron” of the class. This serves two purposes: it’s an added link to the business community for the class, and it’s a way of introducing our program in a meaningful and in-depth way to leading executives. Our incoming patron will beLouis R. Chênevert, CEO of United Technologies and an HEC Montreal alumnus.