MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - On behalf of the Board of
Directors of Montréal International (MI), the President and Chief
Executive Officer Jacques St-Laurent is pleased to announce the
appointment of Normand Legault to the position of Chairman of the Board
of Directors of MI.
"The Board of Directors is extremely pleased to welcome Normand Legault.
As an experienced businessman committed to the growth and development
of Greater Montréal, Québec and Canada, Mr. Legault has shown
remarkable leadership throughout his brilliant career, contributing to
the success of every organization he has led," stated Mr. St-Laurent.
Mr. Legault is a well-known businessman in Greater Montréal and Québec,
particularly in the sports world, where he has acquired a solid
reputation as a builder over the last 30 years. He was actively
involved in organizing the Canadian Grand Prix from 1978 to 2008, and
was President and CEO of the event from 1996-2008.
Mr. Legault was Chairman of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal
in 2000 and 2001. He also chaired the Régie de la Place des Arts from 2002 to 2004, during which time he also sat on the Board of
Directors of the Société générale de financement. From 2004 to 2006, he was a member of the Board of Montréal
International. In 2005, he co-chaired the Fédération internationale de natation (FINA) World Championships in Montréal. Since 2010, he is the Chairman
of the Board of the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau. Mr. Legault is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aéroports de Montréal.
"I look forward to putting my experience to work for the benefit of
Greater Montréal's economy. I am also very proud to be able to play a
role in the success of an organization that has been producing
top-notch results for 15 years, thus helping to promote the
metropolitan region on the international scene," stated Mr. Legault.
About Montréal International
Montréal International (MI) was created in 1996 as a result of a
private/public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the
economic development of metropolitan Montréal and to enhance its
international status. Its mandates include attracting foreign
investment, international organizations and qualified foreign workers,
as well as promoting the competitive and international environment of
Greater Montréal. Montréal International is funded by the private
sector, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal
Metropolitan Community), the City of Montréal and the Governments of
Canada and Québec.
Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract more
than $8 billion in foreign investment to Greater Montréal. From these
investments, close to 45,000 jobs have been created or maintained. To
date, MI's activities have also allowed almost half of the
70 international organizations to establish themselves in the city and
attract and retain close to 5,500 qualified foreign workers. To learn
more, please visit the MI Web site at www.montrealinternational.com.
SOURCE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL
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