Richard Labelle, a 2010 McGill HEC Montreal EMBA alumnus has recently been appointed Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Pediapharm Inc. Sylvain Chrétien, President and CEO of Pediapharm said that the addition of Richard to Pediapharm’s team is excellent news because “he brings solid leadership, proven track record and a wealth of experience and expertise in strategic planning and execution”. Read the press release.
André Beauregard is the founder and president of Canus, a Montreal company that designs and distributes skin care products made of goat’s milk. This week the newspaper Les Affaires discusses Canus’ evolution, including its planned American expansion. Read the article (in French only)
On February 7th, with happiness and pride the 34 participants of the Milestone cohort of the Executive MBA McGill HEC Montreal took part in the 6th annual EMBA Conference. The conference is an opportunity for everyone to share the results of their final papers with faculty and classmates. The papers covered a wide range of subjects, each participant having chosen to work on a topic that was interesting to them personally and that would also have a real impact in their organizations. Following the conference, in the presence of Alain Pinsonneault and Louis Hébert, the Executive MBA directors, Michel Patry, Director of HEC Montreal and Michèle Breton, Director of Academic Affairs at HEC Montréal, graduates received an official letter confirming their successful completion of the program. The class chose Marie- Josée Desrochers, Senior Director, Artistic Planning and International Relations at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, as their valedictorian. Her heartfelt speech summarized the highlights and the many memories of their EMBA adventure, triggering laughter, tears and pride. The cohort has developed a real cohesiveness out of their cultural, intellectual, and professional diversity and their valedictorian captured this perfectly. The class meet again for the official convocation ceremonies, taking place in May at McGill University and in September for HEC Montreal.
Photo: Stéphane Lessard, Le Nouvelliste Eric Myles, an alumnus of the EMBA McGill HEC Montreal program in 2011, joined the Canadian Olympic Committee at the end of January as Executive Director of Sport. He is currently in Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games which began on February 7th. Eric, a former competitive athlete, in canoeing at Pan American Games and World Championships, has worked for 12 years as Director General of Québec en Forme, an organization that aims to encourage Quebec society adopt and maintain an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. Congratulations Eric on this new position! Read the official press release: http://olympic.ca/press/release-new-executive-director-of-sport/
Reyha Sayfi, EMBA 2013, moved to Belfast last week to take up her new role as Business Development Manager for Bombardier MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul). Interestingly, Bombardier provides MRO services for a full range of aircraft: Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier. She’s looking forward to building her skills in this aspect of the aerospace industry, after many years focused on airplane safety. We wish her lots of success.
Martin Lafrance, current EMBA McGill HEC Montreal participant, has been selected as February 2014’s “Entrepreneur of the month” by Quebec Scope Magazine. The article describes the success of Mr. Lafrance as well as his participation in the EMBA program: “Always eager to learn and excel, he is currently a participant in the McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA, a program tailored for high-level executives in management positions with at least 10 years experience.” Congratulations Martin for this recognition of your success! Read the full article (in french only)
On November 30, 2014, two alumni from the McGill HEC Montreal Executive MBA, Marie-Josée Lareau and Geneviève ROssier, hosted a conference on collaboration in the TÉLUQ’s «Grands communicateurs» conference series. The conference was a resounding success on the web. can say “Mission Accomplished”; the conference addressed collaboration, an important trend in business, in an original and interactive way. During the conference, they referred to the “Collaborative Mindset”, one of the 9 modules of the EMBA McGill HEC Montreal program which was a source of inspiration to them in creating this conference. Watch the conference (in French only). Read the article summarizing the conference and addressing its success (in French only). * Geneviève Rossier will be our guest at the EMBA McGill HEC Montreal information session on February 4, 2014.
France Margaret Bélanger, who is currently completing the McGill HEC Montreal EMBA program is featured in the special report on Executive MBA programs in Les Affaires. She talks about the challenges of her new position as Senior Vice President and Legal Chief Officer for the CH Group. France Margaret Bélanger, a lawyer, chose to undertake the McGill HEC Montreal EMBA in order to improve her business knowledge and become a better business consultant. The article highlights the program’s impact according to France Margaret : “Through my legal work, I had experience in finance, but [through the EMBA]I learned a lot about all the issues that a lawyer does not usually deal with, such as those related to innovation, human resources , strategic analysis and investment.” Article: Les Affaires, Numéro du 18 janvier 2014, p.25
Professor Alain Pinsonneault, co-director of the EMBA McGill HEC Montréal program, professor Animesh Animesh, and PhD candidate Hyelim Oh, have won the best paper award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) held in Milan, Italy from December 15 to 18, 2013. The paper is entitled “Free vs. For a Fee: The Impact of Information Pricing Strategy on the Pattern and Effectiveness of Word-of-Mouth Via Social Media.” 1,249 papers were submitted for publication consideration at the conference. ICIS is the most prestigious conference in the area of Information Systems. Find out more about ICIS. Source Site: /desautels
In French only Qu’est-ce que l’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal? L’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal est un programme de MBA pour cadres et gestionnaires passionnés qui détiennent un minimum de cinq ans d’expérience en gestion et de dix ans sur le marché du travail. Le programme s’étend sur 15 mois pendant lesquels les participants poursuivent leurs activités professionnelles. Les cours ont lieu une fois par mois, du jeudi au dimanche. Conforme à la réalité du milieu des affaires canadien, le programme adopte une formule bilingue. Vous connaissez déjà les forces de HEC Montréal. Le programme étant issu d’un partenariat entre HEC Montréal et l’université McGill, il bénéficie des forces jointes des deux institutions: des professeurs de renommée internationale, une capacité d’innovation et une connaissance du milieu des affaires reconnues. Comment l'EMBA peut-il vous aider à devenir le leader que vous désirez être? Le programme vise à répondre aux besoins en perfectionnement des gestionnaires chevronnés qui exercent d’ores et déjà une fonction de cadre supérieur ou s’y préparent. Il s’agit de permettre à des gestionnaires de se développer comme personne et comme leader tout en leur donnant les outils nécessaires pour avoir un réel impact dans leur organisation. Tout au long du programme, les participants seront encouragés et aidés à construire sur leurs forces et à adapter leurs faiblesses, mais surtout à comprendre davantage qui ils sont comme que leaders. La structure du programme reflète cette approche holistique. Les modules ne correspondent pas aux différentes fonctions traditionnelles de la gestion, mais sont plutôt basés sur la réalité et les besoins des gestionnaires eux-mêmes, sur les défis auxquels ils font face et enfin sur les outils qui leur seront utiles. Les problèmes sont abordés tels qu’ils sont rencontrés dans [...]