- Independent Consultant -
Recognized for his leadership, his ethical standards, as well as his internal political games expertize, Serge Menard has made his career in the banking industry with more than 30 years at Desjardins Group, ranked in the top 5 strongest banks of the world by Bloomberg in 2015 - and one of the biggest financial cooperatives of the world. He is now a top consultant in strategic management as well as a mentor for entrepreneurs, top executives and board of directors’ members. Serge Menard holds a master’s degree in management as well as a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
He will give the workshop leadership and political aptitudes and work as a coach.
- Globerpro -
Denis Fraser is currently sharing his experience as a consultant and a coach with his colleagues at Globerpro International after having spent nearly forty years in a variety of senior management positions. Until 2017 he was President and CEO at Goodfellow, a major distributor of construction materials in Canada and the UK. For nearly twenty years Denis was active in the oil and gas industry for the Canadian division of Exxon and for nearly ten years he worked as the COO and president of Arcelor Mittal Canada in the steel making business. Denis also enjoyed five years of experience as Operations VP for a major HVAC and plumbing distribution company before he joined Goodfellow. Denis is well versed in retail, distribution, and operations. He has built strong teams and successfully developed younger talent during his tenures at various companies.
Denis is a mechanical engineer and graduated from the École Polytechnique in Montreal and holds an MBA from McGill University. He is recognized by his peers for his leadership, his communication skills, as well as his rigorous analytical approach. Denis has led several strategic initiatives including well-targeted acquisitions and business restructurings. Denis’ career has taken him to all corners of the world, benchmarking operations in pursuit of best operating practices. His ability to identify opportunities in the value chain is well proven. Denis’ success is also rooted in collaboration aptitudes and creative deal making.
Denis will act as a coach to students before, during and after the summer school.
- Dean of the Summer School -
- Global Humanistic University -
Besides being the Dean of the Summer School of the Global Humanistic University and a professor at the GHU, Prof. Dr. Coudé is a senior consultant in strategy and international marketing specialized in B2B and B2G. He works mainly for his clients in North America, Europe, China and the Caribbean in the following fields: IT, Telecom, Banking and Insurance, Multimedia and Entertainment, Distribution Networks, and Electric Energy. He has also taught master programs at several universities as well as provided several in-company training courses for executives.
Prof. Dr. Stéphane Coudé holds an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) specialized in organizational strategy from the Paris Dauphine University, a Post-MBA from the Harbin Institute of Technology in Shenzhen as well as a double diploma EMBA/MBA from Paris Dauphine University and Université du Québec in Montréal. He has published books and articles related to government purchasing, government procurement agreements, and negotiations and failures of foreign multinational companies in China.
During the summer school, he will be present in most activities and workshops and will co-teach some of them as well as act as a coach.