Summit Speaker Profile: Jean-René Halde

To close CGE’s 2014 Leadership Summit, a panel of speakers will sit down and discuss how to put into action the ideas discussed by other speakers and attendees during the event on February 25. The audience will learn from respected government and private leaders how to effect positive change when they return to their respective jobs after the summit.

One of the panelists in this discussion will be Jean-René Halde, President and CEO of the Business Development Bank of Canada since 2005.

Halde, who has more than 35 years of management and entrepreneurial experience, has held CEO positions at leading companies, including Metro-Richelieu, Culinar, and the Livingston Group.

He presently serves as Chairman of the Conference Board of Canada and Director of the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

He has served as director at a number of for-profit companies, like Gaz Metropolitain, Groupe Videotron, and Provigo, as well as serving numerous non-profit organizations like the Montreal Heart Institute, the Grocery Products Manufacturers of Canada, and the Association des MBA du Quebec.

The panel will also feature Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer of Mississauga, and Michael Graydon, CEO of British Columbia’s Lottery Corporation. It will be moderated by Margo Hoyt of Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions.

Registration for our 2014 Leadership Summit is now open. If you wish to attend the event, please visit our leadership website to register.


Jeff MackeyJeff Mackey is an intern with Canadian Government Executive, Vanguard and WRLWND magazines. Before joining us, Jeff worked with the Canadian Press in Toronto and Metro News in Regina. Now, back in his native Ottawa, Jeff is excited to cover everything from the public service and the military to today’s modern technology.

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