CGI welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB) is pleased to announce the appointment of three
new members to its Board of Directors: Mr. Alain Bouchard, Ms. Julie
Godin and Mr. Joakim Westh. These members will also be included in
the slate of nominees for shareholder consideration at the Company's
next Annual General Meeting to be held in early 2014.
"We are pleased to welcome these new members to our Board of
Directors," commented Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of
the Board. "Their track record of success, deep understanding of
international markets and ability to manage global businesses will
help us continue to create value for our customers, professionals and
shareholders. Like all CGI directors, Alain, Julie and Joakim are
both financially and operationally literate in one or more of CGI's
targeted geographies and industries enabling each to contribute
immediately to our strategic goals."
Alain Bouchard is Founder, President and CEO of Alimentation
Couche-Tard. Couche-Tard is the largest independent convenience store
chain in North America, with some 6,200 stores and more than 60,000
employees in its network. In Europe, with some 2,300 stores and
18,500 employees in its network following the acquisition of Statoil
Fuel & Retail, Couche-Tard is a market leader in the convenience and
fuel retail sector, primarily across Scandinavia and the Baltic
states. Mr. Bouchard is based in Laval, Quebec.
Julie Godin is Executive Vice-President, Global Human Resources and
Strategic Planning, at CGI. She oversees the human resources function
worldwide across 400 offices in 40 countries, including
organizational development and global CGI strategic planning. Before
joining CGI, Ms. Godin founded Oxygen Corporate Health, a leader in
health and wellness programs in the workplace. As CEO, she drove the
firm's strategic planning and growth, overseeing all operations and
working closely with major clients. Ms. Godin is based at CGI's head
office in Montreal, Quebec.
Joakim Westh, is an independent director sitting on the Boards of
several leading Nordic companies, including Saab, Swedish Match and
Intrum Justitia. Until 2009, Mr. Westh was a Senior Vice-President
and executive team member at Ericsson Group with responsibility for
strategy, operational excellence and sourcing. Mr. Westh is
well-known as a leading expert in the fields of technology and
management, particularly across Scandinavia, where CGI is a market
leader with more than 70 offices and 10,000 professionals. Mr. Westh
is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
These three new CGI Directors replace Mr. Claude Boivin, Mrs. Eileen
A. Mercier and Mrs. Donna S. Morea, leaving the total number of Board
members unchanged at 14.
"On behalf of CGI, I sincerely thank Claude, Eileen and Donna for
their wise counsel and contribution to the profitable growth of CGI
over the years," added Mr. Godin.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. Approximately 69,000 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, infrastructure management as
well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized
revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18
billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).
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