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Challenge Met – Celebrating 10 years of the EMBA

Ten years ago, the leaders of two of Canada's most prestigious business schools, McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management and HEC Montréal took up the ambitious challenge of joining forces to launch the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA program. Professors Alain Pinsonneault (McGill) and Louis Hébert (HEC Montréal), pedagogical [...]


The McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA Back to School Cocktail

Whether you're 6 or 60 years old, going back to study, at a new school (two in this particular case), is always a stressful situation. The McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA back-to-school cocktail aims to reduce this stress, to promote networking, to build relationships between the different EMBA graduate cohorts, etc. On [...]


Angelica Potes (EMBA 2018) is the new Head of Global Sales Operations at Oradian

Angelica Potes, a 2018 McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA graduate, moved to Zagreb, Croatia last spring to work with Oradian, a financial inclusion company serving financial institutions in remote, hard-to-reach communities. As Head of Global Sales Operations, Angelica Potes drives the expansion of Oradian’s global community of visionary financial institutions through strategic [...]


Launch of the Entrepreneuriat au féminin Scholarship by the Regroupement de diplômé(es) MBA HEC Montréal & EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal

Anne Marie Talbot, a 2016 HEC Montréal MBA graduate and founder of 17Aylwin, a personal assistant service, recently created a Women Entrepreneurship Scholarship for a HEC Montréal MBA student entrepreneurs. Having herself received a scholarship during her studies, she certainly saw the benefits. Anne Marie initiated the project by contacting [...]


Spiria, and its president, Stéphane Rouleau (EMBA 2013), in the Growth 500 ranking for a 7th time

Spiria, whose founder and CEO, Stéphane Rouleau, is a McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, has again made the list of Canada's 500 fastest-growing companies published in Canadian Business and Maclean's. This is Spiria’s seventh consecutive year in this prestigious ranking. Spiria is a firm specialised in software solutions. "Our main corporate objective [...]


A new role for Jean-François Bertrand (EMBA 2014) at TMX Group

Jean-François Bertrand, a 2014 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA, has recently been appointed to Vice-President, Trading Systems at the Montréal Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX Group). Jean-François has 19 years of experience in exchanges, clearing houses and market surveillance environments. He studied in genetics and astronomy, before finding his professional [...]


Rodier Grondin (EMBA 2018) is the new President of Princecraft

After several years with Broan-Nutone and Venmar, Rodier Grondin, who graduated from the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA program earlier in 2018, recently made the decision to pursue another challenge as President of Princecraft. Princecraft is a company that has been designing and manufacturing boats in its factories situated in Princeville for [...]


Groupe Germain hotels: A success story built on family

The history of the Groupe Germain hotels is deeply rooted in family. Founded in 1957, the business leadership has spanned three generations to include Marie-Pier Germain, EMBA 2016. The Germain family’s third generation, Clarah, Hugo and Marie-Pier (a McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate), are now playing an increasingly important role in [...]