Free for selected businessesApplications open from September 4 to December 8, 2017. Enrolment limited to selected applicants.
Three evening, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nine breakfast, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Starting January 10, 2018, ending April 4, 2018
Three evening: January 10, February 21, April 4, 2018
Nine breakfast: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 14, 21, 28, 2018
The International Growth of SMEs program, a joint initiative of la Caisse de dépôt et
placement du Québec and HEC Montréal, has been developed to address the following
Audry Larocque is the president and CEO of iPerceptions, a global leader in improving customer experiences through data analytics. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Larocque’s long list of achievements include co-founding Neuralitic, Cilys and Deuteron. He is also an active mentor and serves on the board of directors of Seevibes.
Tatiana Bossy is the co-founder of Le Grand, a company specializing in high-end food products marketed primarily through big-box retailers. After studying history and literature at Concordia University and dabbling at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), Ms. Bossy and her husband, Bernard Le Grand, founded the company in 1997. Le Grand has since enjoyed a great deal of success, and its products have found an appreciative clientele in Quebec – Le Grand’s primary market, as well as elsewhere in Canada and the United States.
Yvon Brind’Amour worked at Lafarge, a French multinational specializing in the manufacture of building supplies (cement, concrete and aggregates), for 14 years, during which time he served as CFO for the Americas and senior vice-president of investor relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Université du Québec à Montréal and an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke. He currently runs his own consulting firm, Yvon Brind’Amour Conseil Inc., and sits on the board of the Guido Molinari Foundation and the Kieff Antonio Grediaga Foundation.
Bertin Nadeau has enjoyed a prolific career in both the academic and the business spheres. He has a DBA from Indiana University and taught at HEC Montréal from 1969 to 1976. In the early 1980s, he went into business and acquired the organ building firm of Casavant Frères. During this time, he also served as President and CEO of the Unigesco management company – a position that resulted in his taking over the leadership reins of Provigo from 1989 to 1993. He has since resumed his teaching duties at HEC Montréal, where he has been an adjunct professor since 1997. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Queen’s University, Université de Moncton, Université Sainte-Anne and Bishop’s University.
In 1985, Réjean Landry joined the multinational Lallemand, where he served as VP Finance and Administration for 25 years. During this period of rapid growth, Lallemand extended its reach to over 40 countries worldwide. The company currently has a workforce of 2,800 employees. Among Mr. Landry’s responsibilities in this capacity were accounting, controls, IT, finance, taxation management, general administration, and acquisition strategy and implementation. Today, he continues to work part-time for Lallemand as an advisor and senior VP in charge of executive training. His previous experience was acquired in the retail food industry, where he was the financial manager for a co-op. Prior to this, he was as a financial services officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, which included an assignment for the United Nations and a training position at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean.
MBA (Finance and International Marketing), HEC Montréal; GDip (Administration), B.SP (International Trade Relations)
Consultant, Globalization Strategies, Mercadex International
Mr. Serre is an expert in international management with over 30 years in the marketing, finance and business development fields. He has held executive positions in several industries and worked extensively abroad, and he draws on this experience to contribute to the development of the businesses he advises. As a consultant in globalization strategies for Mercadex International, he provides support to project management teams and senior executives of numerous SMEs in Canada and around the world.
MSc (International Management), HEC Montréal
Managing Director Mercadex International
Mr. Cariou joined Mercadex in 2006 as an international market analyst. He was subsequently promoted to senior analyst and head of international studies and strategies before being appointed Managing Director. In addition to his duties at Mercadex, Mr. Cariou teaches foreign trade at Centech, a business incubator created by the École de technologie supérieure. During the course of his career, he has conducted a number of studies for firms looking to break into foreign markets and contributed to market research in the fields of international education and the environment.
MBA (Marketing and International Management), HEC Montréal
Founder and President, Mercadex International
Mr. David has over 30 years of hands-on experience in marketing, finance and international business strategy. In 1994, after working in the financial sector for nearly a decade, he founded Mercadex International Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to contributing to the growth of businesses in international markets. In addition to serving as President of Mercadex International, he teaches international business at HEC Montréal, the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and the IMBA program at the Université Jean-Moulin/Lyon 3 in France. Mr. David is an internationally published author of a number of books and articles on globalization strategies.
Senior Advisor, International Business Development, Quebec Global 100 CEO Network
Mr. Éthier is a senior advisor with the Quebec Global 100 CEO Network, whose mission is to support the global expansion of prominent Quebec-based firms. Prior to this, he served as Vice-President, Strategic Development, at Textron Financial Corporation in Toronto. Throughout the course of his career, he has occupied high-level positions with Transamerica Commercial Finance, Bombardier Capital and Desjardins, where he was involved in operational management and the development of the commercial and international financing units. Among Mr. Éthier’s credentials are the prestigious Queen’s Executive Program and certification through Mercadex, making him an excellent partner for businesses looking to maximize their bottom line and sustainability as they expand into the global marketplace.
PhD (International Communication)
Ms. Meloche is a consultant in globalization strategies with Mercadex International and president and founder of StrateG international. She has a solid background in business development and international project management in more than 30 countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. She has worked with companies of all sizes as well as several Canadian NGOs. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Japanese. In addition to providing consulting and market analysis services, she offers a wide range of customized training solutions in international management and intercultural negotiation. Ms. Meloche is also certified with Mercadex as a business coach for executives looking to explore international markets with a focus on profitability and performance.
Module 1: Understanding the international business environment
Module 2: Growth strategies and globalization
Module 3: Operational excellence
Module 4: International marketing and commercialization
Module 5: Business risks, financing and financial strategy
Module 6: Leadership, executive team and talent management
A unique training program that is divided into three parts: TRAINING, NETWORKING and COACHING.
Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.
All registrations must be accompanied by a letter of intent that includes a brief description of the following:
All letters must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An individual meeting with preselected participants will be incorporated into the registration process to go over the program’s objectives and applicants’ expectations