Pascal Lépine (EMBA 2012), Stéphane Rouleau (EMBA 2013) and Vincenzo Giorgio (EMBA 2011) in Canadian Business’ Profit 500 Canadian Business’ Profit 500 ranking is out, and two companies led by McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA alumni are on it. The ranking lists companies that are beating the times by experiencing big growth over the past five years. Atypic is a Montreal-based professional-services firm that works with organizations in the plural sector, and is headed by President Pascal Lépine (EMBA 2012). Spiria, with CEO Stephane Rouleau (EMBA 2013) at the helm, develops Web- PC- and mobile-based software solutions to help companies grow and streamline their operations. This is the sixth year in a row that Spiria has made it onto this prestigious list of most successful companies. Special mention also to Groupe Premier Médical, 221st, where Vincenzo Giorgio (EMBA 2011) is Chief Financial Officer. Source - McGill/Desautels : https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/channels/news/two-companies-headed-mcgill-hec-montreal-alumni-are-canadian-business-profit-500-list-270364
Pascal Lépine (EMBA 2012), Atypic’s president and founder, announces the acquisition of Leftbank Pascal Lépine, Atypic’s president and founder, who graduated from the EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal in 2012, recently announced the company’s acquisition of Leftbank, a Toronto-based company that specializes in fundraising for charity and non-profit organizations (the plurial sector). “The acquisition of Leftbank consolidates our position as a leading Canadian full-service consulting agency for noplural sectorn-profit and charitable organizations in the plural sector. It marks one more important step in our continual desire to better serve the Quebec and Canadian plural sectors,” explains Pascal in the official press release. Pascal graduated from the EMBA program five years ago but the impact of the EMBA hasn’t diminished: “The EMBA has had an incredible impact on my professional life. Much more than what I had anticipated or even hoped. At the end of the EMBA, inspired by Henry Mintzberg, who supervised my final paper and with whom I maintain strong ties, I decided to change my business model to focus on the plural sector. In the first year following that decision, my business turnover doubled.” says Pascal. The Leftbank acquisition is directly linked to Atypic’s reorientation. In 2014, Pascal shared seven pieces of advice for entrepreneurs considering an EMBA which are still very relevant: read here.
Several EMBA graduates will be guest speakers at the Femmes Leaders 2017 event organized by Les Affaires For the fourth consecutive year, the EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal is a proud partner of the annual conference Femmes Leaders organized by Les Affaires. The event will take place on May 16th. Four EMBA alumnae are among the leaders invited by Les Affaires to be guest speakers. The panel discussion on the evolution of the manager/leader’s role will feature three of our graduates: Guylaine Bergeron (EMBA 2013), General Manager, Communications, Marketing and Branding at Société Radio-Canada, Geneviève Comtois (EMBA 2012), Global Pricing Strategy Manager at Shell International and Francine Laurin (EMBA 2011), Associate Vice President, Direct Investments, TD. The panel will be moderated by Cyrille Sardais, Associate Professor in the Management Department at HEC Montréal. In addition, Nadège Lenormand-Dauvergne (EMBA 2014), Managing Director of CANUS, will participate in a panel on the growth of SMEs. In addition to the EMBA graduates, here are the six reasons to participate in this event, according to Les Affaires: Learn how to take organizational agility right through to operations Reflect on how you can effectively reconcile your managerial and leadership roles Discover the endless power of Big Data as a competitive advantage Optimize your team's performance in times of change Discover the DNA of tomorrow's leaders to fully play your role Be sure to use our promotional code 2EMBA whenyou register, for a discount of 35%.
Pascal Lépine (EMBA 2012) was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Imagine Canada. Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose mission is to strengthen and support Canadian charities and nonprofits so they may better serve and engage individuals and communities here and around the world. This is a great mark of respect for the work Pascal and his company are doing for the development of community and non-profit organizations in Quebec. Pascal Lépine is the founder and president of Atypic, an advertising agency. After completing his final paper for the EMBA program on communityship, Pascal decided to dedicate his business exclusively to working for organizations in the plural sector. The transformation has been an amazing success. It took courage to turn away lots of business not related to his new focus, but Pascal and Atypic have never looked back.
Fady Dagher (EMBA 2012) is appointed as the chief of police for the Longueuil Agglomeration Police Service
At the beginning of December 2016, Fady Dagher, a McGill-HEC Montréal 2012 EMBA graduate , was appointed as the chief of police for the Longueuil Agglomeration Police Service. He will take office on February 6th. Since his graduation, Fady has been a guest speaker in the EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal and has impressed classes with his knowledge, his impressive track record, and his humility. Fady has 24 years of police experience. He developed the first policy on racial and social profiling in Canada, and he was one of the architects of the Center for the Prevention of Radicalization leading to Violence. Until his recent nomination, he held the position of Assistant Director for City of Montréal Police Service (SPVM). In a Globe and Mail article, published in 2013, his atypical journey as an EMBA graduate is highlighted: In 1990, recently arrived in Canada, 22-year-old Fady Dagher was studying at night at university to become an accountant while working as manager of an optical store in downtown Montreal. When a uniformed policeman walked in, Mr. Dagher asked him about his career. Sensing the young man’s interest, the officer took him on the road to explain the job. “Right away I fell in love [with becoming a policeman],” says Mr. Dagher, born and raised in Ivory Coast but of Lebanese descent. “I left the university and decided to go to the academy for policing.” He joined the force on February 3, 1992. First a beat officer, he quickly moved into undercover and organized crime work, in part because he speaks English, French and Arabic. By 2005, he was promoted to area commander of a tough east-end neighbourhood. In 2010, he applied for the executive MBA, with financial backing [...]