Yves Lalumière appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme
MONTREAL, June 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Jacques Parisien, President of the
Board of Directors of Tourisme Montréal, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mr. Yves Lalumière to the position of President and Chief
Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal. On this coming August 19, Mr.
Lalumière, currently the President of Transat Distribution Canada, will take
over the position from the Honourable Charles Lapointe, who has led the
organization for 24 years.
This highly-anticipated announcement in the business community concludes a
rigorous international selection process implemented to find the best
candidate to head Montréal's tourism and convention bureau. The firm, Korn
Ferry International was appointed by the Tourisme Montréal Board of Directors
to assist the special selection committee in this task. The selection of Mr.
Yves Lalumière as the organization's new leader was unanimous by all parties
"Mr. Lalumière's extensive background in management and team leadership
coupled with his solid experience in the tourism industry will prove to be
invaluable to Tourisme Montréal. It is with great enthusiasm that the members
of the Board of Directors join me in welcoming Mr. Lalumière and in doing so,
extend our utmost cooperation," highlighted Mr. Jacques Parisien, Executive
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Astral Media Inc., and President
of the Board of Directors of Tourisme Montréal.
Active in the tourism industry since 1986, Yves Lalumière holds a Bachelor's
degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism from the
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). Mr. Lalumière previously served
for more than 20 years in management positions within American Express,
particularly in the areas of business travel, air agreement negotiations and
affairs with the Government of Canada. He joined Transat Distribution Canada
(TDC) in 2006 as Vice President, Operations and Business Development, and was
appointed Vice President, Distribution Network, in 2008. In November 2009, he
was named Vice President and General Manager of Transat DistributionCanada
and in 2011, assumed the role of President of Canada's leading retail tour
operator. Affiliated with Transat A.T., the TDC network counts some 600 travel
agencies, over 3,000 travel agents and generates sales of over $1.5 billion.
At the helm of Tourisme Montréal since 1989, the Honourable Charles Lapointe
will remain closely involved withthe organization in the role of President
Emeritus. He will thus act as a mentor and ambassador while ensuring a smooth
The entire Tourisme Montréal team would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr.
Lalumière and to sincerely thank Mr.Lapointe for his extraordinary
involvement and incredible passion that he has generously shared over his
years with the organization.
About Tourisme Montréal
Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the concerted
efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the "Montréal"
destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also responsible for
developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance with the ever-changing
conditions of the market. For more information, please visit
Alexandra Graveline Manager - Corporate Public Relations Tourisme Montréal
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