Catherine Dagenais (EMBA 2018) will be the SAQ’s new president and chief operating officer Catherine Dagenais, a 2018 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumna, has been appointed as the next president and chief executive officer of The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ). She will succeed Alain Brunet, who was also a program alumnus. Here is the Official Press Release: Catherine Dagenais will be the SAQ’s new president and chief operating officer effective June 26, 2018 Montréal june 21 2018 - The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) is pleased with the appointment of Catherine Dagenais as its next president and chief executive officer. Under the Act Respecting the Société des alcools du Québec, the Quebec government appointed Catherine on the recommendation of the Board of Directors. Holding an executive MBA (McGill-HEC Montréal) and a bachelor’s in business administration, Catherine has solid experience in retailing and sales network management. A member of the SAQ team since 2000, she has acquired a 360° knowledge of the company, rising through the ranks and holding the positions of Vice-President, Sales Network, then Vice-President, Retail Strategy and Customer Experience, and, in 2017, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. In the last, she led more than 6,000 persons, namely all the employees dedicated to sales, merchandising, the supply chain, real estate development and sustainable development. In recent years, Catherine oversaw a major organizational transformation that resulted in the introduction of an omni-channel customer experience, including the Click, Purchase, Pick Up service and SAQ Inspire experience. The appointment is all the more gratifying for the SAQ in that Catherine will be the first woman to occupy the top position of the government corporation. Catherine will officially assume her new duties on June 26, 2018. [...]
Julie Normand (EMBA 2017) joins Delegatus as head of administrative services Julie Normand, lawyer and a 2017 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, has recently taken on the role of head of administrative services at Delegatus, an innovative law firm launched in 2005 by Pascale Pageau. Over the last few years, Julie Normand has worked at JTI Macdonald as General Counsel, and has been the Executive Director of Dress for Success Montreal, an organization whose mission is to foster women’s financial independence. Julie was pleased to take on a new professional challenge that will leverage her legal and management skills: "I am delighted with this new role! I will be responsible for optimizing every aspect of the firm’s operations and executing business plans to achieve its growth objectives. I will report directly to the President and serve on the Executive Committee. It is a management position in a legal environment which is a perfect combination!" Read the official press release on Droit-inc (in French only).
Laurent Morisset’s final EMBA paper helps him create and launch OBNL 360 C4 Communications, founded in 2002 by Laurent Morisset, a recent McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, launches OBNL360. In an article published in Infopresse, Laurent Morisset explains that "OBNL360 is the culmination of 15 years of work" with non-profit organizations (NPOs) and Quebec associations. Laurent had chosen NPOs as topic of his final EMBA paper. For four months, supervised by Professor Real Jacob, he was able to broaden his market research and knowledge as well as to deepen his awareness of the different needs, expectations and challenges of this specific clientele. Based on this research, combined with his own experience in the field, he decided to launch OBNL 360, a business unit within C4 Communications, which aims to be a one-stop shop for "complete and integrated" services in strategy, management and communication to support NPOs and associations.
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”.
Alain Dadoun, a 2013 graduate of the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program, has recently been appointed Vice President, Small Business Care and Sales at Bell. Alain is an electrical engineer, a Polytechnique Montréal graduate, and has been working for over 14 years. He has held several management positions at Bell over the last several years and has been involved in, among other things, transformation projects, multichannel programs, strategy and digital experience. He has a broad perspective of Bell's operations, which will certainly prove to be useful in his new role as Vice President.
Marc J. Ménard, a 2017 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, recently joined Christie Innomed, an organization that develops, distributes, integrates and supports solutions and products in the fields of medical imaging and information management solutions. Marc now holds the position of Executive Director, Business Development. With his vast experience in implementing business strategies, supporting entrepreneurs and managing diversified financial projects simultaneously, Marc has mainly specialized in financial re-engineering, business valuation and mergers and acquisitions since 2004. This new role on Christie Innomed's executive committee will be a significant career change and his first step into the pharmaceutical / medical imaging industry. Thanks to his experience, and with the confidence and knowledge developed during the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA, he will certainly become an important asset in the development of Christie Innomed.
Bruno Meunier completed the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program last February and has already received a promotion at Kevric Real Estate Corp., where he has been working for the past 5 years. Kevric is a leader in the Canadian real estate industry specializing in the redevelopment and repositioning of properties, and the development of new properties primarily in Montreal, Toronto and the National Capital District of Ottawa. Over the last five years, Bruno has been acting as Director, Energy and Technical Services, but has recently been promoted to Senior Director, Operations.
André Léger (EMBA 2012) is appointed Vice President, Finance and Administration at One Drop André Léger graduated from the EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal in 2012. He has put his finance and accounting background to work in a diversified range of businesses. He has held, among others, the positions of CFO, for the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie, Director, Finance and IT for the Canadian Cancer Society - Quebec Division and CEO & CFO of the Canadian division of Degremont Suez, which specializes in the sale and design of water treatment equipment. Recently, he joined the One Drop Foundation as Vice President, Finance and Administration. One Drop is a foundation created in 2007 by the Cirque du Soleil’s founder, Guy Laliberté. One Drop's mission is to protect drinking water and make it accessible, which can be a real transformational force to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Eric Boucher (EMBA 2018) is now Vice President & General Manager, Greater Edmonton Market & Western Canada Ready Mix for LafargeHolcim Eric Boucher, a recent graduate of the McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA program, accepted the position of Vice President & General Manager, Greater Edmonton Market & Western Canada Ready Mix for LafargeHolcim. This is Eric’s second promotion at LafargeHolcim since he completed his EMBA classes last fall. LafargeHolcim is a leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Eric will now be based out of Edmonton and will be responsible for the Concrete Ready Mix product line for all of Western Canada (Manitoba to BC).
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.