RESUME

Professional

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The experiences mentioned below, my analytical and entrepreneurial skills, my several intercultural experiences abroad, my focus on results while considering relevant details, my communication and listening skills, my integrity and professionalism, and my core values are assets that will allow me to solve and succeed in all challenges I encounter

Languages

FRENCH :: Native        ENGLISH :: Fluent      SPANISH :: Basic

Skills
  • Strategic planning

  • Analytical & Technical

  • Project planning & management

  • Creativity

  • Team Management

  • Leadership

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Communication & public relation

  • Crisis management

  • Human behaviour

Professional

experiences
 

DIRECTOR NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Agropur Dairy Cooperative

Managing innovation projects for new product launches and new business models to and future consumption needs.

MANAGING DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Meva Holding

 

As a producer and trader of various grains and commodities, our business model addresses food insecurity and extreme poverty in Madagascar by empowering Malagasy farmers through simple and powerful innovations to foster rural development and create value for all stakeholders.

 

VICE PRESIDENT & FOUNDING MEMBER

CanCham Madagascar (Canada Madagascar Chamber of Commerce)

 

The Canada-Madagascar Chamber of Commerce and Cooperation aims to develop trade and cooperation between Canada and Madagascar by bringing together individuals, organizations and Malagasy and Canadian businesses from all sectors of the economy.

 

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

VICTOR MARIE

 

VICTOR MARIE was born from the idea of bridging the gap in between Malagasy know-how past down through generations, ethical manufacturing and international fashion trends, with the goal to represent around the World the talents of the craftsmanship and the renowned natural resources of Madagascar.

 

Our fashion accessories are curated and designed by fashion industry influencers and handcrafted in Madagascar with local natural materials.

 

www.victormarie.com

 

SPEAKER

 

  • Keynote speaker on a workshop for Green Exports in collaboration with the Minister of Commerce of Madagascar and the UNCTAD - 2016

  • Panelist: on topics of "Building a competitive environment in Madagascar for export" and "Trade, an inclusive and sustainable growth driver" - 2016

  • Speaker at the 2007 Montréal Millennium Summit

  • Keynote speaker at the Quebec’s Entrepreneurship Foundation 2006 Gala- Spokesman for Priorité Éducation campaigning against school drop out (20% decrease)

  • Speaker at over 200 events talking about entrepreneurship, living your dreams and following your passions to over 70,000 people.

 
MARKETING DIRECTOR 
Assistance Plus – Madagascar [juin 2014 à juin 2015]

 

  • Responsible for the development of new products and services (Assistance Hôtel, Emergency Services, Assistance Car)
 
  • Created and executed the marketing and communication strategy

 

CO-FOUNDER AND ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
Bachotage Comptable - Canada [2012 - 2014]
 
 
  • Lead operations and marketing strategies for the best preparation program for the CMA national exam
 
  • Responsible for P&L, 20% growth in 2013 and 2014, over 95% success rate every year

 

 

CO-CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR to Sylvain Rabetsaroana
Presidential Candidate – Madagascar [Aug - Dec 2013]

 

  • Created and executed the strategic and communication campaign plans for the main threat to the established parties

 

  • Managed the campaign operations and 50 staff – accountable for polling rankings

 

  • Built the largest political base in Madagascar and the most effective communication campaign

 

CO-FOUNDER AND CO-PRESIDENT
GR2 Telecom [Dec 2011 to Sept 2012]
 
  • Lead marketing and corporate strategies and operations for a mobile telecom start-up
 
  • Innovative freemium VoIP mobile application allowing unlimited calls/sms in N-A (~50% savings)
 
  • Lean operations, technological scalability mainly composed of variable costs and mathematical model of demand
 
PROJECT COORDINATOR (equivalent to Assistant Director)
Polytechnique Montréal [2011 - 2012]
 
  • Assisted the Director of Student Services in recruitment, growth and team management
 
  • Lead strategic planning exercise
 
  • Coordinated and developed the Student Success Program which is aimed at all engineering students
 
  • Defined metrics to analyze the performance of the student success program
 
1st YEAR STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Polytechnique Montréal [2009 - 2011]

 

  • Coached individually 1100 students over 19 months, guiding them through the different problems (adaptation, life skills, career, academic) they faced during their first year of studies to increase retention

 

  • Created and managed the first year student success program (seminars, courses, tutoring, mentoring, e-content)

 

  • Increased awareness of student needs and effecting change in school regulations and administrative processes

 

 

PROJECT ENGINEER
Peter Kiewit and Sons Construction [2007 - 2009]

 

  • Cost control

  • Scheduling and planning

  • Estimation

  • Stakeholder relations

 

 

Projects :

 

  • Highway 25 - Main Bridge in Montreal - 600M$

  • Lower Mattagami hydroelectric power plants - 1,5B$

  • Kearl Lake Pump Station - 80M$

  • Moa Nickel Mine expansion project in Cuba - 600M$

  • Highway 30 in Montreal - 2B$ 

 

 

FOUNDER AND VICE PRESIDENT
Ski Madagascar – Malagasy Ski Federation [2004 - 2008]
 
Created and managed the Malagasy Ski Federation under the Malagasy Olympic committee and Minister of Sport Lead operations to enable the first Malagasy athlete to participate in a Winter Olympic (Torino 2006) and the first athlete to use the Olympic Games as a development platform for its country
 
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
rAzAlpin.org [2004 -2008]

Canadian NGO that promoted and funded a UN based development program for Madagascar through an Olympic performance, worldwide extensive media coverage in 2006 reaching 3 billion viewers and raised $200,000 to fund development projects in Madagascar

 

  • Created and executed sponsorship, communication, marketing and public relation strategies

  • Established and managed government relations

  • Speaker:

    • Over 150 events talking about entrepreneurship, living your dreams and following your passions to over 70,000 Quebecois 

    • 2007 Montréal Millennium Summit with Desmund Tutu, Mia Farrow, Kielburger brothers

    • Keynote at the Quebec’s Entrepreneurship Foundation 2006 Gala

    • Invited at season premiere of Tout le monde en parle in 2006

    • Spokesman for Priorité Éducation campaigning against school drop out - output =20% decrease [2007]

Education
IAE Paris - SORBONNE 
MBA
2012 - 2013

GLOBAL PARTNERS MBA is a Dual Degree, Full-Time International MBA specializing in Commercial Diplomacy and Leadership

 

Georgia State University - Atlanta 
MBA
2012 - 2013

 

COPPEAD - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Management certificat
2012 - 2013

 

Polytechnique Montréal 
Bachelor - Mechanical Engineering
2001-2006
 
Supméca Paris
Exchange program 
2004

 

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