Announcement of the three finalists for the 2012 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award

MONTREAL, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The selection committee of the Quebec Technology Association today revealed the names of the three finalists for the prestigious 2012 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award:

  • Martin Le Sauteur, CEO, Acquisio
  • Miguel Caron, CEO, Funcom Games Canada Inc.
  • Éric Bergeron, President and Chief Executive Officer, Optosecurity Inc.

Since 2003, this contest has been shining the spotlight on CEOs of technology companies in recognition of their exemplary leadership and contributions to the visibility of the Quebec Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. The finalists were selected by an independent selection committee comprised of ICT CEOs and representatives of Investissement Québec and the Quebec Technology Association.

"All three finalists are worthy representatives of the vitality and potential for innovation of Quebec technology companies. I commend each and every one of them for their outstanding performance", stated Jacques Daoust, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Québec.

Awards will be presented during CEO Vision, an exclusive event for CEOs of technology companies, which will be held from February 22 to 25 at Mont-Tremblant. Attendance at the awards ceremony is limited to CEOs registered for CEO Vision, sponsors, and partners.

"While the high and diverse quality of the nominations stands as a clear testament to our industry's vitality, it made the selection committee's work that much more challenging. The three finalists will present their projects to more than 125 CEOs who will then select the 2012 winner by secret ballot", stated Nicole Martel, CEO of AQT.

The 2012 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award relies on the support of its media partner Les Affaires, whose next issue will include exclusive Web and print articles on each of the finalists.

About AQT
The Quebec Technology Association has over 500 corporate members and affiliated members. It represents information and communications technology companies in Quebec and brings together ICT executives. It supports them in achieving their growth-related goals. Through its growth Accelerator, it also provides them with a wide array of services and business networking activities in addition to facilitating access to best management and marketing practices.

About Investissement Québec
Investissement Québec's mission is to foster the growth of investment in Québec, thereby contributing to economic development and job creation in every region. It offers businesses a full range of financial solutions, including loans, loan guarantees and equity investments, to support them at all stages of their development. It is also responsible for tax incentive administration and foreign investment prospecting.

About the finalists


For further information:

AQT - Valérie Danger - Director, Events & Communications - 514 874-2667
Investissement Québec - Chantal Corbeil - Spokesperson - 514 873-7161

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