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.
A promotion for Marco De Tavira Ayala, a current EMBA participant, at Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services
Marco De Tavira Ayala, a current McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA participant, has recently been appointed as Section Chief Project Engineering Global 7000 Green A/C at Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Marco will now coordinate the EWIS Green A/C engineering activities across all business sites, being; Montreal, Toronto, and Global Completions Center. “This new role is an opportunity I created for myself by applying my learnings from the program in my role. I am already taking advantage of the Collaborative IP to establish the strategy to take on my new responsibilities and to empower my team” explained Marco to the EMBA team.
Captain André-Pierre Jean receives the Certified Human Resources Advisors - Diversity and Inclusion Award At this year’s Gala in support of the CRHA* Foundation, Captain André-Pierre Jean, 2nd Canadian Division of the Canadian Armed Forces, a current McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA participant, received the HR Recognition Award for Diversity and Inclusion. This award is given to an organization that has implemented a program promoting the ethno-cultural diversity of its workforce, be it through recruitment, business strategy, or adherence to values of inclusion. André-Pierre Jean worked on establishing and growing a major project: the implementation an advisory committee focused on differences and support for various minorities within the Ministry of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces in Quebec. The project, now called Équipe D + (Diversity +), was André’s idea. In less than two years, Équipe D + has brought together more than 55 volunteer members who are working on ways to promote the inclusion of minorities. The team consists of six sub-committees: Women, LGBTQ2 +, Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and Religions / Spirituality. They have organized several activities and participated in a number of events such as Pride Canada, in order to help minorities feel accepted within the Canadian Armed Forces. * Order of Certified Human Resources Advisors
François Senez (left) & Michel Filion, Recruitment Director, EMBA (right)Photo credit: Jim Mneymneh creatingwithlight.com François Senez is appointed Assistant Vice President, CWA at National Bank François Senez, midway through his EMBA at McGill-HEC Montreal, has just taken on a new challenge. His 12 years of experience in the financial services sector, and his evolving leadership skills, developed in part through the EMBA, have led to his appointment as Assistant Vice President, CWA (Central, Western & Atlantic Canada) at National Bank. Changing jobs, changing cities, and completing the Executive MBA. It’s a tall order, but François has the energy and focus to succeed. As Assistant Vice President, he will have to mobilize a team of Financial Planning Managers, a role he held himself until his appointment, in their day-to-day management of Financial Planners. François will also be in charge of developing and implementing strategies to increase the National Bank's market share in the investment sector. As the leader of a team of seasoned financial planning managers, François will be putting into practice several aspects of management that he has developed further during the EMBA, including, among others, coaching, collaboration and strategy development.
Isabel Dansereau becomes Executive Director of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation Last week, the Old Port of Montreal Corporation announced the appointment of its new Executive Director; Isabel Dansereau. Isabel is a current participant in the McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA program. In her new role, Isabel will manage a 2.5 km recreational and tourism site that welcomes more than 7 million visitors a year and is at the very beginning of a major revitalization process. One of her main challenges over the coming months will be to implement a common vision for the two business units of the Corporation - the Old Port site and the Montréal Science Center - in a rapidly changing organization. "This is an amazing opportunity. Thanks to the conceptual framework developed through the various modules of the EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal program and the rich exchanges with my peers in the cohort, I feel perfectly ready to take up this challenge. More specifically, the notions I saw during the Collaborative Mindset module helped me acquire tools that will be very useful for me in unlocking the immense potential of the teams now under my responsibility. "
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).
France St-Louis (EMBA 2018) is now Chief Claims Officer for OneBeacon Insurance Group France St-Louis, a 2018 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumna, recently accepted the position of Chief Claims Officer for OneBeacon Insurance Group and is now based in Minneapolis, United States. France has been working in the insurance industry for over 20 years. Until recently, she was Deputy Senior Vice-President, Claims at Intact Insurance, the largest provider of property and casualty (P&C) insurance in Canada and a leading provider of specialty insurance in North America. Intact recently bought OneBeacon, now a wholly-owned subsidiary, which provides specialty insurance products in the United States through independent agencies, brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies. One of France’s roles will be to act as the bridge between OneBeacon and Intact. “I am very excited by this new challenge. I know that the EMBA has definitely helped me reach this new stage in my career.” shared France.
A renewed global perspective, a change project with impact and a promotion to deputy Vice-President Richad Jiva Lila is confident that "the financial services of tomorrow will be a mix of technology and talent" and that the key to succeed in this environment is "to go faster through digital and to differentiate through the relationships we build". Richad Jiva Lila has worked at National Bank for over twenty years, yet he feels that the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program has led him to see some aspects of the organization differently: "The EMBA has really been a source of value creation for me and for my organization. The program allowed me to have an overall organizational perspective, to pivot our business model by analyzing our blind spots in order to create a unique value proposition for our customers. " During the EMBA, participants are asked to implement a change project in their organization. In his own change project, Richad developed "The Institutional Boutique", an element which is today at the heart of the change in strategy at the Bank. "It's very interesting at this point to see how the theory conveyed in the EMBA actually has an impact on the corporate strategy, but above all, creates value for the customer," Richad explains. During the EMBA, in addition to the impact of his change project for the organization, Richad was also promoted to Deputy Vice President for National Bank. "My role as Deputy VP has two components: the business development side, for institutional clients, but also the strategic initiatives component (technological projects and corporate strategies) for a subsidiary of National Bank, National Bank Trust, serving clients such as: pension plans, foundations, religious communities or private holdings. "What I [...]
Alexandre Miasnikof joins Lune Rouge Productions Alexandre Miasnikof has a most impressive background. As a producer, and entertainment industry expert, he has been, among other roles, the Production Director for the Cirque du Soleil’s shows Quartz, Crystal and Runaway Dubai and Technical Director for a Celine Dion tour. With this background, Alexandre Miasnikof decided to join the team of Lune Rouge Productions as Producer, in January 2018, just after completing the EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal program. Lune Rouge Productions combines the initiative of Québec visionary Guy Laliberté, with the know-how of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds working together around the same idea: creativity as raw material in Quebec. The company invests in different projects to stimulate entrepreneurial innovation. Lune Rouge aims to be a forerunner in the creation of modern creative content by developing a vast network of people with diverse and complementary talents working in the technology, entertainment, arts and real estate industries. " This appointment fits in perfectly with my background as it combines my solid expertise in the entertainment industry, acquired over the last 24 years, with the business and leadership learnings I developed and improved during the EMBA. The business component is key: as a producer, I have to manage the commercial and financial parameters as well as the creation of innovative projects, while contributing to the development of the company. "