MONTREAL, April 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell is pleased to recognize Mr.
Albert Jean de Grandpré, Founding Director and Chairman Emeritus of BCE
Inc., for the 2013 Prix de carrière awarded to him by the Québec
Employers Council, honouring him for his outstanding contribution to
"On behalf of all members of the Bell team, I congratulate our colleague
Jean de Grandpré on this prestigious honour," said George Cope,
President and Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc. and Bell. "This
recognition by one of Québec's leading business organizations
underscores M. de Grandpré's exceptional contribution to Québec and
Canadian society, especially his role leading BCE forward."
Mr. de Grandpré joined Bell in 1966 as the company's General Counsel,
and was a progressively senior leader at the company. In 1976, he was
appointed Bell's Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Under his
leadership, Bell built its telecommunications leadership position with
positive growth across its many business segments. Mr. de Grandpré led
the formation and growth of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), which is now
a $20 billion Québec-based company delivering industry-leading
employee, infrastructure, R&D and community investment.
A widely respected executive throughout his career, Mr. de Grandpré was
appointed to a significant number of advisory and governing board
positions at major Canadian and international corporations.
Mr. de Grandpré is a Companion of the Order of Canada and is Chancellor
Emeritus of McGill University, a lifetime member of the Canadian Bar
Association, member Emeritus of the Association of the Canada General
Counsels, and a member of the Bar of Québec.
Born in Montréal in 1921, Mr. de Grandpré was educated at Collège
Jean-de-Brébeuf and McGill University. In 1943, he graduated with a
Bachelor of Civil Law and as a Faculty of Law gold medalist. Mr. de
Grandpré has also received honorary doctorates from the University of
Québec, McGill University, Université de Montréal, University of Ottawa
and Bishop's University.
This is the 31st straight year the Prix de carrière has been awarded to an individual of
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Image with caption: "Jean de Grandpre, winner of Québec Employers Council 2013 Prix de carrière, surrounded by the Premier of Quebec, Pauline Marois, the President, Yves-Thomas Dorval, and personalities inducted into Club entrepreneurs Council (Jacynthe Côté, chief executive of Rio Tinto Alcan, Yvon Charest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Alliance, and Dr. Sheldon Elman, founder and CEO of Medisys). (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130422_C7549_PHOTO_EN_25867.jpg
Image with caption: "Jean de Grandpré, Founding Director and Chairman Emeritus of BCE Inc. (1983). (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130422_C7549_PHOTO_EN_25857.jpg
Image with caption: "Jean de Grandpré, Founding Director and Chairman Emeritus of BCE Inc. (1988). (CNW Group/Bell Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130422_C7549_PHOTO_EN_25855.jpg
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