Benjamin Leboeuf B.A., MBA candidate
Director of Business Development
Holding a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from the Université de Montréal, Benjamin was project leader at the Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre de la métallurgie du Québec for three years. His professional experience is based on project management. Amongst others, he was in charge of a Quebec wide communications campaign aimed at a wide audience, including decision makers of large multinational companies like Rio Tinto, ArcelorMittal, Alcoa, Glencore, high-level executives of the main labor unions, and many other partners like the MESS, MDEIE, MELS, MESRS, MICC, CLD, CLE, CRÉ, councils of major citys and Boards of trade. Benjamin is also founder-owner of Spin Taekwondo, a successfull martial arts school, that also has a competition-level division. Benjamin is currently pursuing his career as project leader with Tarmes Capital Inc. while completing his MBA at the HEC Montréal.
Jamilla Leboeuf B.A., LL.B., J.D.
Jamilla is a lawyer at a leading financial institution in Montreal. She received the award of In-House counsel of the Year 2015 by the Young Bar Association of Montreal. Jamilla graduated from Université de Montreal after completing a Law Degree in less than two years. Fluent in English, French and German, Jamilla pursued studies at University of Glasgow, in Scotland. Jamilla also holds a degree in international law and international relations from Université du Québec à Montréal and a Juris Doctor – Common Law from Université de Montréal. She is a member of the Board of Director of the Quebec Bar Association. As Jamilla was called to the Bar in 2012, she is only the youngest member elected to the Quebec Bar. Her legal debut was colored by importance of the rule of law and the right to a defense in criminal law. She did her clerkship in a criminal law firm Desrosiers, Joncas, Massicotte, where she linked with passionate lawyers. Inspired to find what makes her tick, Jamilla made the leap to corporate law. Her current practice is to protect the legal interests of her employer and its clients in financial transactions and perform her duties as in-house counsel. She is member on the Young Bar Association in Montreal where she met dedicated young lawyers through her involvement in the financing committee. Her colleagues invested in the cause of their profession are a constant source of motivation to defend the values and interest of the public and the lawyers. More personally, she aspires to be a columnist or a speaker in the media to educate and render accessible the mechanics of law to a wider population. She also enjoys the creation process fed by her family’s entrepreneurial spirit. In the role of director for the Quebec Bar, she seeks a chance to elevate the legal profession that she cherishes.
Toni Rinow Ph.D., MBA
Dr. Toni Rinow is a catalyst for growth and expansion and is well known for accelerating revenue streams through acquisitions, corporate development, sales and marketing, and financings. With a proven track record of success in international corporate development and the sales and financing of companies in the healthcare market, Toni is quickly becoming a recognized thought leader in healthcare innovation, convergence, and health/IT investments.With a focus on strategic growth, Toni is that rare C-level business manager with blended business expertise and science & engineering brainpower. In addition to her Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) from McGill University, she holds a doctorate in physical chemistry from the Université de Montréal (Ph.D), and a chemical engineering degree from the European Higher Institute of Chemistry in Strasbourg, France. Her professional career has included leadership roles in both public and private pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations, where she spearheaded acquisitions across Canada, Latin America, and India and supported the transition of two biotechnology companies to an initial public offering at the Toronto Stock Exchange. A forward-thinking negotiator, Toni is primed to support a variety of companies or investors in the healthcare market with strategic global expansion, leveraging a wealth of financing proficiencies. Toni sharpens fiscal decisions and has successfully facilitated the negotiation of international corporate alliances valued over $100M and overseen a life science investment portfolio with $400M under management. She joined JSS Medical Research in 2009 and continues to manage all strategic company finance activities as a consultant for this privately-held contract research organization.