MBA Alumni

MBA alumnus appointed to Board of Vitalhub

Published: 19Oct2017

Vitalhub Corp. has announced the appointment of Mohan Plakkot (MBA'09), Partner and Chief Strategist at Valsef Capital, to its Board of Directors....

Desautels MBA alumna takes the helm at CCA

Published: 19Oct2017

Mary Van Buren (MBA'88) has been appointed president of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), bringing years of experience to the role....

Announcement of Knight Therapeutics CFO resignation

Published: 11Oct2017

Knight Therapeutics has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer, as the company’s president and Desautels International Faculty Advisory Board member, Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA...

Are crickets the meal staple of the future?

Published: 2Oct2017

Mohammed Ashour (MBA'14), co-founder of Aspire Food Group, received the Highly Commended Award at FoodBytes, a startup competition that supports innovative ideas in food and agriculture. The Aspire...

Ben Plomion talks startups, skateboards, and Donald Trump

Published: 29Sep2017

­­­­­­­­­­For French native Ben Plomion (MBA’07), his early teenage years consisted of skateboards, Nirvana, and an unshakable dream of relocating to the U.S. After completing his studies in Canada...

LIMRA names Desautels alumnus to list of financial innovators

Published: 29Sep2017

LIMRA has released its 2017 Rising Stars of Innovation under 40 list and Jean-Michel Lavoie (MBA’09), Assistant Vice President, Product Development, Group Benefits at Sun Life Financial has made...

Desautels alumna and former Ericsson exec joins Verizon as CSO

Published: 20Sep2017

Light Reading reports that after leaving her position as Head of Ericsson North America, Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96) has been hired as Verizon’s new Chief Strategy Officer. She will be working...

Desautels alumna on law, business and her transgender journey

Published: 19Sep2017

Marie Laure Leclercq (MBA) started her career, and indeed her life, as a male. According to the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) National Magazine, when she began the process of changing her gender...

Desautels alumnus joins Bersay & Associés

Published: 15Sep2017

A recent piece in Le monde du droit announces that French business law firm Bersay & Associés has brought Thibault Lasserre (MBA'07) on board as an associate. Mr Lasserre concentrates on...

Desautels alumnus and sustainable construction boss interviewed by Canadian Business Journal

Published: 11Sep2017

Jason Wood’s (MBA’94) construction company, Diamond Head Development, has been a going concern in Squamish, BC for over 10 years now. He sat down with Canadian Business Journal to talk about his...

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