Yvan Allaire is named Chair of the Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business - World Economic Forum

MONTREAL, June 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Executive Chair of the IGOPP's Board of Directors, Dr. Yvan Allaire, has been appointed Chair of the Council on the role of business in the 21st century. The Global Council brings together some 17 influential leaders from the world of international business, elite universities and the media.

Professor Allaire has been a member of this Global Council since 2010 and was a panelist at the Davos Forum in 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Allaire will take up his position on July 1st and will participate, as chair of a global council, in a meeting of all council chairs that will be held in Abu Dhabi from November 18th to 20th, 2013. The action plan coming out of this session will be on the agenda of the World Economic Forum at Davos in January 2014.

Professor Allaire has made several game-changing proposals about the international financial system in recent books co-authored with Professor Mihaela Firsirotu: A Capitalism of Owners (IGOPP, 2012); Black Markets and Business Blues (FI Press, 2009, Silver Medal of the American Independent Publishers Association); and Plaidoyer pour un nouveau capitalisme (IGOPP, 2010).

A co-founder of Canadian strategy consulting firm, Groupe Sécor, he was its chairman of the board for several years. From 1996 to 2001, Yvan Allaire was the executive vice-president of Bombardier Inc.

Dr. Allaire holds a PhD from MIT, is an emeritus professor (UQAM) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

About IGOPP:

Created in September 2005, the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) is a joint initiative of HEC Montréal and Concordia University (The John Molson School of Business). The Institute is committed to promoting strong, practical, state-of-the-art governance practices for all types of organizations. IGOPP pursues this objective through four distinct sets of initiatives:

  1. Taking public policy positions on key issues of governance,
  2. Carrying out or subsidizing relevant research,
  3. Offering well targeted training and education programs,
  4. Diffusing broadly widely information and knowledge about governance matters.

SOURCE: Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGPPO)

For further information:

For more information or to request an interview, please contact:
Majida Lamnini
Project Manager
Institute for Governance (IGOPP)
(514) 439-9301Ext. 104

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