MONTREAL, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre Brunet, Chairman of Montréal
International's Board of Directors and Chairman of the Caisse de dépôt et
placement du Québec, is pleased to announce the appointment of André Gamache
to the position of President and CEO of Montréal International. Mr. Gamache
has held this position on an interim basis since May 2007, after joining the
ranks of MI as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary in October
Mr. Gamache has more than 25 years of experience as a senior manager for
public organizations committed to the development of Greater Montréal and the
delivery of services to the population of Québec.
In particular, he held the position of General Director of the Conseil
régional de développement de l'île de Montréal (CRDIM) starting in 1994, until
the organization was replaced by the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal
(CRE). He was then responsible for the general management of the CRE until
fall 2006. During these 11 years, Mr. Gamache developed and implemented two
five-year strategic development plans for the Island of Montréal.
Before that, he was Secretary General of the Groupe de travail sur
Montréal et sa région, which developed a series of municipal reforms aimed at
increasing the growth of Greater Montréal. Previously, Mr. Gamache held
strategic positions for the Montréal Urban Community and the federal
government in the area of industrial development.
"During his career, André Gamache has been called on to implement
innovative projects, and has acquired in-depth knowledge of the issues and
development opportunities for Greater Montréal," said Mr. Brunet. "We are
convinced that his unique vision and expertise are strategic assets in the
management and continuation of MI's mandates," he added.
A graduate of the Public Administration University (ENAP), Mr. Gamache
has a degree in business administration and a Master's degree in public
administration. In 1982, he also obtained a certificate in economic
development from the Faculty of Environmental Studies at the University of
Waterloo and completed the Senior Executive Fellows program from Harvard
University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
About Montréal International (www.montrealinternational.com)
Montréal International was created in 1996 as a result of a
private/public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the economic
development of Greater Montréal and to enhance its international status. Its
mandates include attracting foreign investment, international organizations
and strategic workers, and supporting the development of innovation and
high-technology clusters in the metropolitan region. Montréal International is
financed by the private sector, the Montréal Metropolitan Community, the City
of Montréal and the governments of Canada and Québec.
Since 2000, Montréal International has been involved in 379 direct
foreign investment projects totalling $5.6 billion. From these investments,
28,186 jobs have been created and 5,459 jobs have been maintained.
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