October 10, 2012
The members of the HEC Montréal International Advisory Board (IAB) held their annual meeting at the School on Friday, October 5. The main themes discussed this year were international student recruitment, innovation in study programs and the possibility of offering online management courses for students throughout the French-speaking world.
The IAB also presented the $5,000 BMO Financial Group scholarship to Jérémie Hrycak Leclaire, a 3rd-year student in the trilingual BBA stream, specializing in professional accounting. The creation of this scholarship was announced last year at the annual IAB meeting. It is awarded annually to a candidate who shows excellent proficiency in French, English and Spanish and has an exceptional academic record.
The Board was created in 1994, bringing together business leaders from six countries that are home to many multinationals. Its mission is to make recommendations to the School on internationalization strategy and to play an important role in strengthening its global networks. The Board is currently chaired by Louis R. Chênevert (HEC 1979), Chairman of the Board and CEO of United Technologies Corporation, in the United States.
Scholarship recipient Jérémie Hrycak Leclaire, with Jacques Ménard, Chair of the Board of Directors of BMO Nesbitt Burns and President of BMO Financial Group – Québec, and HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry.