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Global Strategy & Leadership Expert Panel

The Global Leadership Expert Panel consisting of CEO’s, senior consultants and managers with global experience, plays a key role in contributing to course content, mentoring students, offering internships, and providing consulting mandates for Desautels students.

Our expert panel members are:


Paul Beaudry (MBA’82) Executive Vice President and President Deric Group and Deric Conseil Inc.
Jacques Dessureault President and General Manager  Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Jean-François Garneau  Consultant Plénitudes: Prospective & Management
Jonathan Goodman (BA'89, LLB'93, MBA'94) President & Chief Executive Officer Paladin Labs Inc.
Kelly Hawke Baxter Chair of the Board The Natural Step International
Guy Hachey (BCom’78) President & Chief Operating Officer Bombardier Aerospace
Norman Jaskolka (BCom’76, DPA’78) President ALDO Group International
Michael Novak (BSc’76, BCL’80, LLB’81) Former Executive Vice President, Global Government, Aboriginal and Economic Affairs SNC Lavalin Inc.
Simon Olivier (MBA’97) Vice President - Growth, Market Strategy and Business Development General Electric Canada
David Reckziegel (MBA'87) President, North America Entertainment One Films
Calin Rovinescu (Dip Ed'74) President & Chief Executive Officer Air Canada
Henry Sauvagnat (BCom’83) President Chempap Inc
Carole Teitelbaum (BA'83) Former Executive Vice President Bath and Body Works, Canada


Corey Copeland Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Intergeo MMC
Matt Giffen (BCom’91) Managing Director, Head, Global Energy Solutions & Co-Head, Global Infrastructure Finance Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets
James Lisson (BCom'72) Retired Counsel Fasken Martineau Dumoulin
Rick McCreary (MBA ’97) Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Barrick Gold Corporation
Francine Picotte-Blackburn (BCom'80, DPA'81) Executive Vice President, Regulatory & Government Affairs, & Chief Compliance Officer Royal Bank of Canada
Luce Veilleux (BCom'77) Former Senior Vice President, Retail Products, International Division Scotiabank

New York

France Gingras (BCom'86, MBA'90) Senior Vice President, Compensation and Benefits McGraw-Hill Companies
Mark Hantho (BCom’81) Vice-Chair, Global Co-Head, Equity Capital Markets Deutsche Bank
Scott Henderson (BCL'91, LLB'91) Former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer  The Financial Times
Doug Penick (BCom'97) Managing Director Goldman Sachs
Tro Piliguian Former Chief Operating Officer WPP Group
Mitchell Scherzer (BCom'84) Chief Financial Officer Hearst Corporation
Richard Thoman (BA’66) Managing Partner Corporate Perspectives


Sean Brown (BCom'90) Director of Global Alumni Relations McKinsey & Company Inc.


Alexander Toeldte (MBA’86) President & CEO Boise Inc.


Joanna Ledgerwood (MBA'86) Director, Financial Sector, Deepening Zambia Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) 


Brian McKay (MBA'89) Head of European Corporate Finance Houlihan Lokey
Scott McDonald (BCom'89) Chief Executive Officer Oliver Wyman
Francois Moscovici (MBA'87) Partner & Director White Water Group
Danielle Neben (BCom'93)
Director Supervisory Board of Landsbankinn
Roman Oryschuk (BCom'76, MBA'83) President & Chief Executive Officer Global Change Leaders
Alexis de Rosnay (BA'89) Chief Executive Officer Canaccord Financial


Haider Najim (BCom’96) Chief Audit Executive ALDAR Properties PJSC

Last updated: January 24, 2014

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