Faculty Bios

Estelle Métayer

As President of Competia, Estelle Métayer advises CEOs and boards on their strategic decision-making process and competitive intelligence functions to avoid blind spots.
Ms. Métayer is also an adjunct professor at McGill University, a faculty member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a guest lecturer at IMD (Switzerland). She has taught in joint programs with the IMB (India), MIT (United States) and INSEAD (France), and facilitates strategic governance workshops on future trends and industry disruption.
Ms. Métayer serves on boards in Canada and Europe, including BRP inc., Audemars Piguet, Blockstream, Ricardo Media, Réseau Sélection, Metropolitain Montreal Board of Trade and the ICD's Quebec Chapter, Institut des Administrateurs de Sociétés. Her previous board positions include Ubisoft Entertainment SA, Zag Bank, Grands Ballets Canadiens and Canada World Youth.
Formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Ms. Métayer has also worked at CAE, ING Bank and the Bouygues Group. She is a member of the Institut des Administrateurs Francais.

Michael Parent, MBA, PhD, ICD.D

Michael Parent is a Professor at the Segal Graduate School, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. He has been at SFU since 2002. From 2015-2017, he was a Professor and Vice-Dean at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Before becoming an academic, Mr. Parent spent over a decade in the high technology industry in new product development, marketing and management.
His research interests centre on governance practices at the board level, cybersecurity, e-business and luxury brands. He has published extensively in both practitioner-oriented and academic journals. He has also written over 50 teaching case studies and co-authored three case teaching books.
Mr. Parent is an active executive educator, and has taught programs for the federal and provincial governments in Canada, Crown corporations, and a number of public and private companies. He is the Academic Director for the Vancouver cohort of the Institute of Corporate Directors' (ICD's) Directors Education Program, and teaches the ICD's IT and Cybersecurity Risk session nationally.