MONTREAL, May 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is proud to welcome Philippe Duval as its newly appointed Director, a nomination that was unanimously endorsed by the Board of Directors today. Mr. Duval will assume his duties effective June 9th.
"We are pleased to have attracted a candidate of Philippe Duval's calibre. As Director, he will be responsible for organizing the celebrations for Montréal's 375th anniversary. An accomplished administrator, Mr. Duval is recognized for his integrity, his leadership and his ability to meet complex challenges by bringing key players together to support innovative ideas. I am convinced that his strategic planning skills and his vast experience will ensure that this Celebration will be a success and a source of pride for all Montrealers. It is with great enthusiasm that the Board of Directors and the entire team enter a new phase in this great undertaking," said Mrs. France Chrétien Desmarais, President of the Society's Board of Directors.
About Philippe Duval
Philippe Duval is a true leader with 30 years of experience in various fields : senior management, sales, business development and human resources, both here and internationally. Since receiving a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations at University of Montréal, Mr. Duval has held key managing positions throughout his career, namely at the Société de développement de la Baie-James, Danone (Aliments Delisle), Aéroports de Montréal and Molson Canada. Most recently, he has distinguished himself when, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société des alcools du Québec from 2007 to 2013, he has successfully managed a major cultural change, allowing the corporation to improve its performance and profitability. Mr. Duval was awarded the title of 'Fellow' in 2012 - the highest honour bestowed by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés - he is also an honorary graduate of the University of Montréal's Faculty of Arts and Science.
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
Created in early 2013, the Society's mission is to organize, in cooperation with various private and public partners, the celebrations for Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017. For further information: 375mtl.com.
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The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization supported by the City of Montréal and the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine of the Government of Quebec.
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