2021 Winners

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2021 Winners

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At the end of an incredible day of virtual activities for the HEC Montréal community, we proceeded with the much-anticipated presentation of the 2021 Luminescence Awards recognizing recipients’ leadership, spirit of innovation, boldness and outstanding achievements toward building a better tomorrow.

All of the short-listed nominees, and everyone who submitted a nomination package, reminded us once again of the excellence in our midst. Our alumni are in a league of their own when it comes to the positive influence they have on the world around them. We look forward to learning more about other remarkable people in the HEC Montréal community next year, at the 2nd annual Gala Luminescence — and we hope to see you there. Congratulations, one and all!

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Growth and Performance

Rose Lyndsay Daudier
(HEC Montréal 2012)
Executive Director
Youth Fusion
As the head of Youth Fusion, Rose Lyndsay has been the driving force behind the organization’s expansion into various areas of Canada and France, with a program tailored to meet the specific needs of Indigenous communities and keep youth from underprivileged communities in school.

Entrepreneurship

Thibaut Martelain
(HEC Montréal 2015)
Chief Executive Officer
Marché SecondLife
Thibaut is the founder of Marché SecondLife, an online grocery store with a dual mission to reduce food waste and provide a healthy, sustainable source of nutrition. The company provides thousands of people with affordable groceries, including less-than-pristine and surplus food items rescued from manufacturers, farmers and wholesalers.

Entrepreneurship

Thibaut Martelain
(HEC Montréal 2015)
Chief Executive Officer
Marché SecondLife
Thibaut is the founder of Marché SecondLife, an online grocery store with a dual mission to reduce food waste and provide a healthy, sustainable source of nutrition. The company provides thousands of people with affordable groceries, including less-than-pristine and surplus food items rescued from manufacturers, farmers and wholesalers.

Leading-Edge Expertise

Yossiri Adulyasak
(HEC Montréal 2012)
Associate Professor, Department of Logistics and Operations Management
HEC Montréal
Yossiri Adulyasak is the Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Analytics, an associate professor at HEC Montréal and a groundbreaking researcher. His expertise lies in predictive and prescriptive analytics for various manufacturing, retail, transportation and risk management applications.

Social and Community Engagement

Déborah Cherenfant
(HEC Montréal 2009)
Regional Director, Women Entrepreneurs, Quebec
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Déborah Cherenfant is a tireless advocate for gender equity and diversity in the workplace. She is determined to change people’s perceptions of immigrants, the Black community, women and youth. Over the years, she has served on close to a dozen boards in line with her interests, namely economic development, entrepreneurship, women’s leadership and the arts.

Social and Community Engagement

Déborah Cherenfant
(HEC Montréal 2009)
Regional Director, Women Entrepreneurs, Quebec
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Déborah Cherenfant is a tireless advocate for gender equity and diversity in the workplace. She is determined to change people’s perceptions of immigrants, the Black community, women and youth. Over the years, she has served on close to a dozen boards in line with her interests, namely economic development, entrepreneurship, women’s leadership and the arts.

A 1st edition celebrating our audacious and accomplished alumni

Join us in looking back at this incredible virtual get-together commemorating the 100th anniversary of the HEC Montréal Alumni Association, featuring prominent guests, high-level discussions and networking opportunities, and honours and celebrations galore. Our newest signature event is definitely one for the memory books!
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2021 Distinguished Alumni induction

As part of this unprecedented celebration, 2021 Distinguished Alumni Marie-Claude Gévry and Macky Tall were honoured with a very special tribute before engaging in an inspiring conversation about the impact of HEC Montréal on their respective careers.