MONTRÉAL, April 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is proud to welcome Alain Gignac as its General Manager. The board of directors unanimously endorsed his appointment, and he joined the team this past Monday, April 13.
"We are thrilled to be able to count on the experience of a seasoned manager like Alain Gignac to continue the work of the 375th, said Mrs. France Chrétien Desmarais, President of the Society's Board of Directors. Over the course of his career, he has stood out by his ability to deliver complex projects as well as his rigorous sense of planning and creative ideas. With less than 20 months to go to the start of the celebrations, we are entering an important delivery phase. His qualities as a leader and skilled strategist will be invaluable assets to the success of Montréal's 375th anniversary."
About Alain Gignac
Alain Gignac has more than 30 years experience in marketing and communications management in fields as diverse as retail, manufacturing, media and packaged goods. After completing studies in marketing at the HEC Montréal, he held important strategic positions over the course of his career, notably at Groupe Cossette Communication, Marketel-McCann Erickson, Nolin BBDO and TC Transcontinental. Business intelligence and consumer behaviour, strategic capabilities, innovation and creativity are the key elements to his approach to solving organizational and marketing issues. He has also volunteered for many causes, including the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation.
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the 2017 celebrations. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst to realize its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding received, devise quality programming and ensure visibility of the celebrations. It does not look after the legacy, which falls under the responsibility of different public authorities. The Society is supported by the Ville de Montréal and the Gouvernement du Québec.
SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal
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