Normand Legault appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Montréal International

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


For further information:

Céline Clément
Communications Advisor
Montréal International

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