MONTRÉAL, March 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The World Economic Forum today announced that it has named Dominique Anglade, President and CEO of Montréal International (MI), a Young Global Leader. This distinction is awarded each year to the new generation of 40-and-under leaders from around the world who have been recognized for their professional achievements and their commitment to society. Ms. Anglade is the only Quebecker to have received this honor in 2014, among 214 honourees from 66 countries.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders has over 900 members, from a wide variety of disciplines and sectors—including business leaders and key political, social and cultural players. "I am very happy to be joining an international community that is focused on collaboration, learning and action," said Dominique Anglade. "This is a unique opportunity to expand our network and promote Greater Montréal's economic strengths to foreign companies, international organizations and skilled workers," she added.
Ms. Anglade's contributions have earned her more than 25 awards and distinctions, such as "Les 15 femmes qui feront bouger le Québec" (Fifteen women spearheading change in Québec) presented by Les Affaires magazine, and a tribute from l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (Québec society of professional engineers). She is also co-founder of the KANPE foundation, whose mission is to fight the cycle of poverty in Haïti.
Some well-known Young Global Leaders include Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo (USA); Larry Page, Co-founder and CEO of Google (USA); Naoko Yamazaki, Astronaut and Mission Specialist (Japan) and Zhou Xun, Actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador (China).
About the World Economic Forum (www.weforum.org)
Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
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About Montréal International (www.montrealinternational.com)
Created in 1996, Montréal International (MI) is the result of a private-public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the economic development of Greater Montréal and enhance its international status. Its mandates include attracting foreign direct investments, international organizations and international strategic workers as well as promoting the competitive and international environment of Greater Montréal. Montréal International—a non-profit organization—is funded by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community) and the City of Montréal.
Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract $10.6 billion in foreign direct investments to Greater Montréal. From these investments, 52,000 jobs have been created or maintained. To date, MI's activities have also allowed almost half of some 60 international organizations to establish themselves in the city and attract and retain more than 9,000 international strategic workers.
SOURCE: Montréal International
For further information: Céline Clément, Communications Advisor, Montréal International , 514-987-9317, [email protected]