The MBA Professional Development Series
Conference Topic: “The role of banking in the real economy”
- Mike Haley- Regional Vice President, Ottawa West, Royal Bank of Canada
- Vlasios Melessanakis- Director of Policy Development, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
- Abdul Rahman- Professor, Telfer School of Management
This half day conference will explore topics such as:
- Why are Canadian banks regarded as the best banks in the world?
- Why, as a country, are we strongly positioned?
- What makes the Canadian banks withstand changes in the economy?
Community Leaders and Their Challenges: Public Forums
Speaker: Jean F. Laurin
As President of ENCON Group Inc., Jean Laurin is responsible for developing the vision and strategic direction for the company. In his more than 25 years with ENCON, Jean has garnered considerable management and industry expertise. As a leading managing general agent in Canada, ENCON offers professional liability and construction insurance, as well as group and retiree benefits programs for individuals, professionals, organizations and businesses. He was named CEO of the year by the Ottawa Business Journal in 2011. Jean graduated from the Telfer School of Management with a BAdm, BCom. For more details visit www.encon.ca
Forum Topic: "Public Service, Ethics and the Fight against Corruption"
Lecturer: Huguette Labelle
A former University of Ottawa Chancellor, Ms. Labelle was a federal deputy minister for 19 years and is now the Chair of the Board of Directors of Transparency International, an international agency dedicated to fighting corruption and promoting transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and in all sectors of society.
Liée au Leadership
L’École de gestion Telfer est liée au Leadership. Qu’est-ce que cela signifie exactement? Cette vidéo d’une durée de 70 secondes de l’École Telfer décrit notre marque et démontre notre positionnement en tant que chef de file d'enseignement de la gestion, de perfectionnement pour cadres et de recherche pertinente et influente.
Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin - President's Special Envoy - The World Bank Group
Mr. Mohieldin is the President's Special Envoy - The World Bank Group. His responsibilities include coordinating the World Bank Group agenda on the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 process; supporting the work on financial development, including long term finance and financial inclusion; and coordinating the World Bank’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with the UN, multilateral development institutions, and the G-20.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Mohieldin held numerous positions in the Government of Egypt and served on several Boards of Directors in the Central Bank of Egypt and the corporate sector. He was a member of the Commission on Growth and Development and selected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2005.
His professional reach extends into the academic arena, serving as Member of the Board of several universities in Egypt and holding leading positions in national and regional research centers and think tanks. As a Professor of Economics, he has authored numerous publications and articles in leading journals in the fields of international finance and economics in English and Arabic. Topics include financial reform, prudential regulations, credit markets, exchange rate and monetary policies, trade in services, globalization, corporate governance and competition policy. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick and a Master of Science in Economic and Social Policy Analysis from the University of York.
Discussants - Walid Hejazi - Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management
Walid Hejazi is an Associate Professor of Business Economics, and Academic Director, at the Rotman School of Management where he regularly teaches Canada’s current and future business leaders in the MBA, EMBA, and custom Executive programs. Walid has also developed a successful course in Islamic Finance, which is a for credit course in the MBA program at the University of Toronto. This represents the first such course in Canada. He has published extensively in many business journals and publications.
In keeping with the spirit of Rotman, Walid balances his research activities by helping many of Canada’s leading organizations leverage research to develop and deploy new strategies and initiatives. He is also the Rotman lead on the annual Rotman-TELUS IT security study, which surveys hundreds of organizations and analyzes best practices. Walid has also consulted for several branches of the Canadian and foreign governments, on themes related to international competitiveness. He has appeared several times before parliamentary committees on topics related to Canadian competitiveness, foreign investment, competition in the Canadian economy, and international tax structures. He is currently working to enhance the Rotman presence in the Middle East, and has been working closely with Mubadala, an arm of the Abu Dhabi government on Training.
Discussants - Rehan Huda - Director, Amana Canada Holdings
Rehan Huda is currently a founder and Director of Amana Canada Holdings, a firm specializing in structuring Islamic financial products and services for the Canadian marketplace as well as for Middle East investors. Rehan has been a guest speaker on Islamic Economics and Finance at a variety of international conferences and universities and has been interviewed by leading media outlets in Canada and abroad. Mr. Huda assisted in initiating and teaching the first MBA course in Islamic finance at a North American university, the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.
Previously Mr. Huda held various positions within the Canadian federal government including Senior Economist for the Department of Finance and Senior Analyst for the Natural Resources and Industry Departments. He was a recipient of the government’s Public Service Award of Excellence for his financial and economic analysis related to the awarding of operating licenses to wireless telecommunication service providers. Mr. Huda currently holds board and advisory positions with several private and public companies across North America.
Ian describes his CO-OP experiences here and abroad. He also gives out advice to anyone interested in taking part of the CO-OP program.
It is one word that sells millions of magazines and newspapers. It is one word that usually opens every news broadcast. But by doing so, that one word also destroys the value of a business, hurts communities, ruins organizational reputations, erodes life savings in pension funds and further undermines our public trust.
And its impact is wide and unforgiving: Religious institutions, revered organizations, charities, pubic services, businesses, leaders, media and governments have all succumbed to scandal. If effective governance can cure that, why do we still struggle with it all too often?
Our esteemed panel of presenters will look at the issue of governance from every angle:
- What is it and why is it so elusive?
- What does governance mean to operational reputation and how does Board oversight work in real life?
- What happens when it fails and how whistleblowers show us what is really ‘broken’?
- What challenges exist to get to the bottom of a scandal by working to find the truth, the cause and the blame?
Richard Clayman, FLMI, FICB, MBA, Regional Vice-President, Manulife Financial (retired), Professor, Leadership & Management, Telfer School of Management
- Allan Cutler, President, Allan Cutler & Associates
- Linda Eagen, President and CEO, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
- Gilles Paquet, Professor at the Telfer School of Management
- Lynda Partner, Vice-President, Marketing, Redline Communications
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