Laurent Pieraut (EMBA 2010) announces CS North America’s selection for UbiMobility program CS Communications and Systems Canada (now also known as CS North America) was recently selected as one of 2017 startups for the UbiMobility program. Laurent Pieraut, CS North America CEO, graduated from the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA in 2010, while Program & Business Development Manager Amine Smires will be starting the Executive MBA program this September. UbiMobility is a nine-month acceleration program run by Bpifrance and Business France to give companies in the connected and autonomous car field a leg up in the United States. The program has already proved its worth. The 16 startups selected for the second edition of the program in 2016 raised nearly € 50 million in financing and 11 of them have launched operations in the United States. CS Communications and Systems Canada is developing a software validation method called NADIA which helps to generate test scripts of hundreds of lines of code in seconds, drastically reducing test costs.
Mathieu Riedl (EMBA 2014) Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at BBA Mathieu Riedl, a 2014 McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA graduate, was recently elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at BBA, a leading Canadian consulting engineering firm in the fields of energy, mining and metals, and oil, gas, and biofuels. Part of the BBA team since 1996, made partner in 2002 and elected to the Board of Directors in 2014, Mathieu holds over 20 years of experience in consulting engineering. As an electrical engineer by trade, he specializes in asset management as well as power production, transmission and distribution projects. Throughout his career, Mathieu has stood out with his leadership and unequaled client service. In 2009, determined to take on new challenges, Mathieu spearheaded the firm's geographical expansion across Canada by opening the Vancouver office, the first one outside the firm’s home province of Québec. In his new role, Mathieu is looking forward to leading the firm’s long-term strategic orientations and inspiring the next generation in making its own mark. “I chose the EMBA to consolidate shared experiences with kindred spirits who were also looking to level up their skills in a dynamic environment. I can say with certainty that the EMBA McGill-HEC Montreal has been a rite of passage to reach the next level as a leader!” said Mathieu.
One more role for Claire Hayek – New Gaïapresse Board Member Claire Hayek, a 2015 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, constantly challenges herself. She studied as an engineer in metallurgy, she is Project Manager - Environment at WSP Canada, and she has launched a number of businesses in recent years. Claire has a great interest in sustainable development. The EMBA program has undoubtedly given her tools that have helped her implement a number of her ideas in the field. And now, she has a new avenue: as Vice-President of the Business Development Committee of GaïaPresse’s Board of Directors, she will contribute to sustainable development through the organization’s mission.. Gaïapresse is an objective and independent media and information hub in the fields of environment and sustainable development for Quebec, Canada and the Francophonie. "The knowledge acquired during the EMBA allowed me to be elected to the board and helps me to build a longer term perspective in terms of value creation, vision and strategy for GaïaPresse ". Claire Hayek