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MONTRÉAL, July 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Heather Munroe-Blum and Timothy J. Hearn.
"We are pleased to welcome our new members to the Board," said Serge Godin, CGI's founder and Executive Chairman. "All our directors are delighted at the prospect of working with them to achieve our strategic objectives. Both Heather Munroe-Blum and Timothy J. Hearn, being well versed in the financial and operational particularities of many of CGI's target markets and industries, will be able to help provide added value to our clients, our professionals and our shareholders."
Heather Munroe-Blum has more than 25 years of senior management experience concentrated in higher education, public policy, and research and development. She has served on the boards of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Alcan, the Canada Forum of Rio Tinto Alcan, Yellow Media Inc., and Hydro One (Ontario), among others. Dr. Munroe-Blum served for more than a decade as McGill's Principal (President) and Vice-Chancellor (2003–2013). She is currently a director of the Royal Bank of Canada, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Trilateral Commission, the C.D. Howe Institute and the Gairdner Foundation.
Timothy J. Hearn has over 40 years' experience in the oil and gas industry and in the course of his career he has held executive leadership positions in Canada and abroad. He is a past Chairman and an honorary director of the C.D. Howe Institute, and a member of the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. He was, until March 2008, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Oil Ltd. Mr. Hearn is Chairman of the consulting, investment management, and philanthropic organization Hearn & Associates. He is also a director of the Royal Bank of Canada and ARC Resources Ltd.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, and infrastructure management, as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).Website: www.cgi.com.
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