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Markus Reubi (EMBA 2016) has been promoted to Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo

Markus Reubi, a 2016 McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA graduate, has been promoted within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland to become the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to his responsibilities for the political work of the Embassy as head of the political section, he will also act as Chief Operating Officer within the Embassy and coordinate the diplomatic work in various bilateral cooperation areas such as economy, finance, commerce, culture, science & technology, education or tourism. Markus believes that his broad leadership and intercultural management skills, which he developed further during the EMBA program, helped him in the selection process.  He also feels that important learnings in communication from the EMBA McGill-HEC Montreal Toastmasters Club (for EMBA graduates and participants only) played a role, and he’s sure both of these elements will facilitate his start into this new role in August 2018. Markus studied Law in Switzerland and worked as a consultant for a few years before he started working as a Swiss diplomat 14 years ago. Over the years, he held different position around the globe. For the last four years, he was Head of the Swiss Business Hub (SBH) Canada for Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The SBH Canada is located within the Consulate General of Switzerland in Montreal and is part of the network of Switzerland Global Enterprise.

Roger-Ketcha Ngassam (EMBA 2016) has been appointed Global Head Strategic Operations, Group & NTO Quality at Novartis

Roger-Ketcha Ngassam, a 2016 McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA graduate, joined Novartis in 2013 and has recently been appointed Global Head Strategic Operations, Group & Novartis Technical Operations Quality at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. The purpose of Roger’s role will be to integrate all strategic initiatives related to the management and long-term direction of the global Quality organization, providing high-level oversight and ensuring consistency in approach and standards. As well as planning, coordinating and executing strategic initiatives and programs within the framework of the Quality strategy, he will also oversee the running of the governance system and identify and share best practices, with the aim of building a high performing organization with world-class, efficient processes that will sustain competitiveness in an increasingly challenging environment. Roger holds a bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal and has previously worked with Abbott Laboratories, Wyeth and Pfizer. At the end of his EMBA program, in 2015, he had been appointed as Vice President, Technical Operations at Boucherville. This recent promotion in Switzerland is therefore his second since joining the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA family.

Alexandre Jeong (EMBA 2016) becomes Senior Lead, Technology Strategy & Architecture at Deloitte

Alexandre Jeong, a 2016 McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA program graduate, is an enthusiastic leader with the vision to align business and IT by determining and delivering key strategic solutions, developing new business and establishing trusted relationships with clients and peers. With his vast experience within different large organizations, he was the ideal candidate for his new role as Senior Lead, Technology Strategy & Architecture at Deloitte. Alexandre’s personal mission at the consulting firm is to “help leading companies defining their technology strategy to create business value”.

Hugo Delorme (EMBA 2016) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Société des loteries du Québec

Hugo Delorme (EMBA 2016) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Société des loteries du Québec In the last few weeks, Hugo Delorme has added a new and important role to his portfolio, as he has been appointed an independent member of the Board of Directors of the Société des loteries du Québec. This board of directors is made up of 10 members, all appointed by the Quebec government. They are all independent members, with the exception of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Loto-Québec. Hugo’s background in public relations, communications and politics, together with his graduation from the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA Program in 2016, prepares him well for this new and important role.

Jean-Claude Tshipama appointed CEO Broadband for Eutelsat SA

Jean-Claude Tshipama (EMBA 2016) has recently been named CEO Broadband within Eutelsat SA in charge of Africa. Eutelsat S.A. provides satellite-based video, business, broadband networks, and mobile services to telecommunication operators and broadcasters, corporate network integrators, and companies primarily in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The company owns and operates satellites that provide capacity to international telecommunications operators and broadcasting companies. Jean-Claude Tshipama is a McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA alumnus. He started his career in Democratic Republic of Congo in the telecommunications, computer and Pay TV industries’.He successively worked as Commercial Manager at Celtel in Africa, Head of Sales and Distribution for nineteen countries in Africa at Microsoft Corporation and Head of Sales and Distribution at Digicel in the Caribbean and Pacifica regions, before taking the general direction of Canal + RDC. More recently, he had embarked on an entrepreneurial project in Quebec, with his wife: Zympala, a high-end, African-inspired clothing line for which he held the position of President and CEO. He had developed the plan for this company during the EMBA. Today, with Zympala in the capable hands of his wife, Jean-Claude returns to work in an environment he knows well. The learning and tools developed at the EMBA and his entrepreneurial experience will certainly give him a different perspective on the industry and its challenges.

Josée Duplessis (EMBA 2016), CN’s new Senior Director, Public Affairs – Canada

Josée Duplessis, a 2016 graduate of the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA, has been appointed to the position of Senior Director, Public Affairs - Canada, CN - the Canadian National Railway Company and its rail subsidiaries.  Just 18 months after graduating, she has been able to achieve her objective: "I was drawn to the Executive MBA because I wanted to make a shift in my career; from politics to the business world. The program allowed me to recognize the skills learned in public administration, to transfer them and to land a great job and challenge within CN, a significant industry player," Josée told the EMBA team. With a background in sociology, Josée has also distinguished herself by her involvement in federal and municipal politics. Since her EMBA graduation, she had held the position of Chief of Staff for the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada and Minister Responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Josée had previously been at the head of Recyc-Québec's Board of Directors and worked on restructuring the governance of Aboriginal communities. On the municipal scene, she held various positions, including chair of the executive committee of the City of Montreal and responsible for urbanisms and natural areas files for the island of Montreal and a member of the commission of economic development and councilor of the Plateau Mont-Royal borough.[/fusion_text]

A promotion for Caroline Morin (EMBA 2016) at Ivanhoé Cambridge

Caroline Morin (EMBA 2016) is appointed Senior Director, Communications and Corporate Marketing at Ivanhoé Cambridge After five years as Director of Internal and Corporate Communications at Ivanhoé Cambridge, Caroline Morin, a 2016 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, has recently taken on a new role within the organization: Senior Director, Communications and Corporate Marketing. In her new role, Caroline is responsible, together with her team, for leading the development and execution of communications and marketing strategies and campaigns related to the organization’s business plan, while ensuring brand positioning, promotion, and protection for all Ivanhoé Cambridge's activities. “One of the most important things that I learned during the EMBA and which I use every day in my professional life is to remain open, to think differently and to always nurture the desire to do things differently. By being open-minded, I not only become a better manager but I am also better able to offer new ideas and be more innovative in my role and approach. This is an essential element for achieving success in communications!”

Antoine Attara (EMBA 2016) joins classmate at Applied Industrial Technologies

Antoine Attara (EMBA 2016) joins classmate, Mike Allen, as Regional Manager at Applied Industrial Technologies Antoine Attara, an engineer with extensive purchasing, procurement and management experience and a 2016 EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal graduate, was recently appointed Regional Director of Applied Industrial Technologies, a distributor of industrial products/parts. Antoine will be responsible for directing all operations in the province of Quebec. It is a multidisciplinary role including the development of industrial customers, sales force management and all operational management of the 9 business offices with more than 160 employees. His new boss, Mike Allen, also a graduate of the EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal class of 2016, and Vice-President of Applied Industrial Technologies, was very pleased to announce this appointment to his graduate colleagues: "I'm excited about the idea of working with Antoine. Together, we will take a rather conservative business model in a rather conservative field, and bring it to new heights. I am confident that Antoine will put into practice all the modules we have seen together during the EMBA. "

For Marie Pier Germain: it’s all about family and challenges

Marie Pier Germain promoted to Operations Director, Le Groupe Germain Hotels For over ten years, Marie Pier Germain has worked for the family business, Le Groupe Germain Hôtels. Although Le Groupe Germain was co-founded by her mother, Christiane Germain, and her uncle, Jean-Yves Germain, Marie Pier has had to prove herself as a manager and face many challenges before being promoted to Director of Operations. After studying engineering, Marie Pier held several positions within the organization, which is ranked among the 50 best-managed companies in Canada. She began her career in Calgary, contributing to the successful realization of the Hotel Le Germain complex. Next, she managed architects, designers and engineers in the construction and renovation of several Alt and Le Germain hotels. In 2015, a few months after joining the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program, she took the helm as General Manager of the Montreal Alt Hotel. The same year she gave birth to her son. "The EMBA McGill HEC Montréal program was a very rewarding experience both professionally and personally, following the birth of my son. Despite all the challenges I've faced as a new mom, I always felt that I had the support required to successfully complete the program. I now have a better understanding of the current business issues and I feel that I am a better manager with all the assets to contribute to the growth of the family business. " Just over a year after graduating from the McGill - HEC Montréal Executive MBA program, Marie Pier accepted a new challenge as Operations Director for the Groupe Germain Hôtels. She will be responsible for managing the group’s various establishments in the Montreal area, as well as the design and architecture of [...]

Boris Jacouty (EMBA 2016) joins Cowater

Boris Jacouty (EMBA 2016) is now Senior Director Local Governance and Economic Development at Cowater Boris Jacouty, a 2016 McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA graduate, has taken on a new challenge since the beginning of May. He recently joined Cowater as Senior Director Local Governance and Economic Development. Cowater is an international development consulting firm. The fast-growing company is working on issues such as the modernization of states, economic growth, gender equality and sustainability. Boris’ new role will be to develop and manage economic development projects (growth hubs, support to SMEs, projects related to corporate social responsibility) and local governance (business environment improvement, public management systems, and public services). "My new role is a natural continuation of my McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA final paper. Thanks to the EMBA, I now have the opportunity to use a "business" approach while having a real positive social and economic impact, especially in emerging economies. In other (EMBA) words, this is shared value creation!" said Boris.