Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) - Quebec Chapter

Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) - Quebec Chapter

May 19, 2011 08:30 ET

FEI Canada, Quebec Chapter, Announces Award-Winners of The Aces of Finance Contest

Spotlighting three financial executives in Quebec who have followed an outstanding professional career path.

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - The Québec Chapter of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), an all-industry professional association for senior financial executives, yesterday announced the award-winners of the first annual The Aces of Finance contest. This contest recognizes the exceptional careers, talents and professional contributions of financial executives within their organizations in Quebec.

The three award-winners of The Aces of Finance contest were announced in front of an attendance of 220 members and guests during a colourful gala evening held at Cirque Éloize in Old Montréal.

  • In the Public Corporation category: Denis Mathieu, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Uni-Sélect Inc.

  • In the Private Corporation category: Robert Blain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cirque du Soleil

  • In the Emerging Financial Executive category: Martin Lebeau, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Accedian Networks Inc.

To read the full profile of each award-winner, consult the fact sheet and the evening's pictures at http://media3.marketwire.com/r/Login

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Award-winners were selected for their stellar professional achievements, as well as for their community involvement. These executives also serve as inspirational models for future generations.

The Aces of Finance contest was created to highlight the important role played by financial executives within their organizations. In truth, the current economic situation is seeing a number of important changes: the globalization phenomenon, the creation of many new regulatory bodies, and an increase in financial standards are just some of the new realities that financial executives have to confront.

"We are proud to have introduced The Aces of Finance contest this year," comments Bertrand Lauzon, President of the contest organizing committee. "Over the last few years, the role of the financial executive has become increasingly more complex, and now carries greater responsibility. In such a context, it's crucial for financial executives to be treated as business partners that can add value. This contest thus serves to recognize those financial executives and to promote the values so deeply held by members of FEI Canada."

FEI Canada brings together financial executives from across the country. The association supports its members by providing opportunities for networking, training and sharing knowledge (business intelligence) about finance and other fields relating to the work undertaken by financial executives. The Québec Chapter of FEI Canada would like to thank all who participated in The Aces of Finance contest and invites leading financiers in Québec to submit their application for the 2012 edition.

About Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada)

FEI Canada is the all-industry professional membership association for senior financial executives. With eleven chapters across Canada and 2,000 members, FEI Canada provides professional development, thought leadership and advocacy services to its members. FEI Canada defends the interests of its members through governments, various regulatory authorities and various stakeholders. The association membership, which consists of Chief Financial Officers, Audit Committee Directors and senior executives in the Finance, Controller, Treasury and Taxation functions, represents a significant number of Canada's leading and most influential corporations. Further information can be found at www.feicanada.org.

Contact Information

  • Stephanie Mongeau
    Simard Hamel Communications
    514 287-9811, ext. 23
    s.mongeau@shc.ca