CCCJ Speaker Series: Why Diversity in Business Matters with Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou


On March 15, we will continue our CCCJ Speaker Series by welcoming the Dean of the McGill Japan MBA programme, Professor of Finance Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou.

This event will be a lunchtime talk held at the Roppongi Hills Club from 12.00 to 14.00. The entry fee will include a delicious buffet-style lunch.

Seats are limited, so register soon! 


Event details: 

Date: March 15 (Thursday)

Time: 12.00-14.00

Venue: Roppongi Hills Club

Entry including buffet lunch: CCCJ Members, Students & Alumni 5,500 yen; Non-Members 7,500 yen


Event Topic:

Why diversity in business matters

Women have been dominating higher education in countries all over the globe for the last decades. Has the gap between higher education and their positions in corporate leadership narrowed in a proportionate way? Why does it matter? Join Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the first female dean of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, as she discusses the challenges of women rising to the top.


Speaker Bio:

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Dean and Professor of Finance, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou joined McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management as Dean and Professor of Finance in September 2015.

Prior to joining Desautels, Professor Bajeux-Besnainou served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the George Washington University School of Business since April 2012, and chaired the Finance Department during the 2011-12 academic year. She taught at George Washington University since 1994, at Université de Montréal in the fall of 1993, and at École Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) de Paris from 1989 to 1993.

As Associate Dean at George Washington University, Professor Bajeux-Besnainou launched several new programs and initiatives, including a new Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Finance. This degree, implemented in Fall 2013, requires a second major outside of the Business School. A firm believer in the value of interdisciplinarity, she also redesigned the Bachelor of Business Administration curriculum to highlight liberal arts and require a minor outside of the Business School, beginning Fall 2014. Additionally, Professor Bajeux-Besnainou redesigned the First Year Development Program for incoming undergraduate students with additional emphasis on integrity, ethics, civility and social entrepreneurship. 

At George Washington University, Professor Bajeux-Besnainou taught extensively at the graduate level in the MBA, Master of Science in Finance, and PhD programs. She also developed and taught an Investment and Portfolio Management course for the online MBA program.

Professor Bajeux-Besnainou earned a doctorate in Mathematics Applied to Finance from the Université Paris-Dauphine in 1989, a Master of Science in Mathematics Applied to Economics from the Université Paris Dauphine in 1986, and is an alumna of École Normale Supérieure (ENS) Paris. Her research interests relate to asset pricing, portfolio management, and credit risk, among other topics. She published numerous articles in academic journals such as Management Science, Mathematical Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, American Economic Review, and Journal of Business.

Event Details

March 15 (Thu)
Registration Closed
12:00 - 14:00
Roppongi Hills Club 51 fl. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6151
5500 for CCCJ Members, McGill Students & Alumni; 7500 for Non-Members

Event Registration

Registration is Closed