MONTREAL, Jan. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is pleased to
announce the appointments of the Honourable Michael M. Fortier, P.C., and Mr.
David H. Laidley to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Fortier joined Ogilvy Renault LLP in January 2009 as a partner in the
business law group. Between February 2006 and October 2008, Mr. Fortier held
various positions in the Government of Canada, most recently as Minister of
International Trade and Minister responsible for Greater Montreal. Prior to
joining the Canadian Government, Mr. Fortier was active in the investment
banking industry first at Credit Suisse First Boston (1999-2004) and TD
Securities (2004-2006). He also practiced law with Ogilvy Renault LLP from
1985 to 1999 in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Laidley is Chairman Emeritus of Deloitte & Touche LLP (Canada), where
he served as a partner from 1975 until his retirement in 2007. A chartered
accountant, he has enjoyed a career spanning 40 years with Canada's largest
professional services firm, with specialization in its tax and audit
practices. He was elected Chairman of the firm in 2000 and served in that
capacity until 2006. In 2001, he was named a fellow of the Quebec Order of
"We are pleased to have Michael and David join our Board of Directors,"
said Robert E. Brown, Chairman of the Board, Groupe Aeroplan Inc. "They both
bring extensive business experience and a wealth of knowledge that will be of
strategic value to Groupe Aeroplan as we continue to grow."
The appointments of Mr. Fortier and Mr. Laidley bring the total number of
Directors to nine.
About Groupe Aeroplan Inc.
Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is a leading international loyalty management
corporation. Groupe Aeroplan owns Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program
and Nectar, the United Kingdom's leading coalition loyalty program. In the
Gulf Region, Groupe Aeroplan owns 60 per cent of Rewards Management Middle
East, the operator of Air Miles programs in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar
and Bahrain. Groupe Aeroplan also operates Insight & Communication, a
customer-driven insight and data analytics business offering worldwide
services to retailers and their suppliers.
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