Winners of the 2013 "The Aces of Finance" Competition Have Been Announced!

Winners of the 2013 "The Aces of Finance" Competition Have Been Announced! 
The Quebec Chapter of FEI Canada recognizes three exceptional
financial executives and presents the Homage Award 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 -- The Quebec Chapter
of FEI Canada, an all-industry professional association for senior
financial executives, is proud to announce the 2013 winners of "The
Aces of Finance" competition, now in its third year. The names of the
winners were unveiled on May 8, during a gala event attended by more
than 325 guests, who gathered for this festive occasion at the
luminous Parquet of the Centre CDP Capital building in Montreal. 
This competition, presided over this year by honorary chairman Mr.
Rejean Robitaille, FCPA, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Laurentian Bank, targets Chief Executive Officers and Vice
Presidents of Finance working in Quebec, whether or not they are
members of FEI Canada. "The Aces of Finance" thus recognizes the
professional accomplishments and community involvement of three
outstanding financial executives. Among the nine finalists, the
following three winners were selected:  
"Public corporation" category: 

--  Mr. Alexandre L'Heureux, CFA, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer, GENIVAR

"Private corporation, including crown corporation" category: 

--  Mr. Marc Lapierre, CPA, CA, Vice President, Finance and Administration,
    Groupe Deschenes Inc.

"Emerging financial executive" category: 

--  Ms. Isabelle Tourigny, CPA, CA, Financial Director, Groupe Beton Brunet

An organizing committee named the nine finalists, who then met with
members of an independent jury responsible for selecting the three
winners. Mr. L'Heureux, Mr. Lapierre and Ms. Tourigny were chosen for
their ability to leverage their knowledge, experience and even their
values in order to make the best decisions and establish the best
strategies for their organizations. The results generated by these
three top professionals emphasize the importance and relevancy of
what they do, as well as the exceptional leadership that they
As part of "The Aces of Finance" competition, the Quebec Chapter of
FEI Canada also presented the Homage Award to a financial executive
who has demonstrated excellence throughout his or her career, who
positively promotes the finance profession and who serves as an
inspiration to peers. This year's recipient is Mr. Andre Imbeau,
Co-Founder, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and Corporate
Secretary, Groupe CGI inc. Mr. Imbeau is a true builder of growth and
a role model for all of his colleagues. The Quebec Chapter of FEI
Canada is proud to present this award to an executive who has been an
association member for close to 18 years and who is already widely
recognized by Quebec's finance and business communities. 
"The economic context of recent years, in which financial executives
were required to work with even more rigor, creativity and skill,
posed a real challenge," states Mr. Carl Gauvreau, President, Quebec
Chapter of FEI Canada. "With this competition, we seek to recognize
the efforts and contributions of our peers, who have taken up this
challenge with great energy and whose actions showcase the crucial
role that financial executives play in organizations across Quebec." 
The Quebec Chapter of FEI Canada wishes to thank all candidates who
took the time to submit their entry to "The Aces of Finance"
competition. Your efforts highlight the energy and vitality of the
financial executive profession. The competition will return in 2014. 
About Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) 
Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) or Dirigeants
financiers internationaux du Canada (DFI Canada) is the all-industry
professional association for senior financial executives. With 11
chapters across Canada and 1,800 members, FEI Canada provides
professional development, thought leadership and advocacy services to
its members. The Quebec Chapter currently counts close to 200
members. The association's 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  

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