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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”.

Alain Dadoun (EMBA 2013) is appointed Vice President, Small Business Care and Sales at Bell

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 (EMBA 2017) joins Christie Innomed as Executive Director, Business Development

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 (EMBA 2018) is promoted to Senior Director, Operations at Kevric

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.

Laurent Letzter, a current EMBA participant, becomes Managing Director at LEMKEN Canada

LEMKEN Canada, the Canadian division of the family business LEMKEN, a world-renowned professional agricultural equipment manufacturer, has experienced strong growth since 2010, when Laurent Letzter was the first and only employee of the division. The LEMKEN Canada team has grown quickly and changes were required, according to Laurent Letzter, current McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA participant and new Managing director of LEMKEN Canada. "We have recently made a significant change. We opened an import office in St-Hyacinthe with a complete parts warehouse for all of Canada. It was only natural that I become the managing director of this new structure and it seemed indispensable to me to participate in the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program to have the right tools to take on these responsibilities, but also to obtain good results with my colleagues and partners."

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 CRHA* – Diversity and Inclusion Award

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

What are EMBA participants learning from Managers of Indigenous Origin?

What are EMBA participants learning from Managers of Indigenous Origin? For the past two years, the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA has been awarded a $ 50,000 scholarship to a manager of indigenous origin, to cover part of the program's tuition fees. This year, the program would very much like to award two scholarships, but we are still looking for applicants. The purpose of this scholarship is to support managers of indigenous origin in Canada in their professional development, but also to bring different perspectives and experiences to other participants in the class. The program’s directors have seen a real impact on the class, thanks to the contributions of the managers of indigenous origin who have participated in the EMBA. Graduates are also appreciative of their significant learning their classmates of indigenous origin:  "Thanks to meeting Ken Rock [now Managing Director of the Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam Economic Development Corporation], who shared with me his knowledge of the Aboriginal reality, I better understand the importance of reconciliation after the injustices of the past in order to define a better future for all.” Guy Gervais, CEO, HumanID Technologies, Angel Investor "From Manon Jeannotte [first recipient of the EMBA scholarship for managers of indigenous origin and Gespeg Mi'gmaq Chief], I learned the importance of strategically planning the development of organizations to make a real contribution to the community in the long run. Manon inspired us to always step back and analyze the impact of our daily decisions in the long term. " Josée Duplessis, Senior Director, Public Affairs - Canada, CN "One of the things I remember is that it is essential to understand the culture and relationships of a group, a people, a culture not only to influence them, [...]

April 16th, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments

François Senez is appointed Assistant Vice President, CWA at National Bank

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.

André Léger (EMBA 2012) is appointed Vice President, Finance and Administration at One Drop

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.