Dear members and partners,
Connected to our ever-changing world, the Canadian Club of Montreal is a critical forum for meetings and exchanges among business leaders from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and around the world. The vision of its founders, who came up with the idea to create this forum in 1905, is as alive and vital as ever.
Propelled by the will of its members, the Canadian Club will play a predominant role in the world of business once again this year, in its efforts to further expand the dialogue between business leaders and all stakeholders in our society.
In the current context of global competition and market expectations at an all-time high, innovation has become a determining factor of business success. This is why innovation will be the focus of our actions this year. Throughout the season, we will have a chance to hear and meet business leaders who will share their vision of innovation and explain how it has paved the way to their objectives, while optimizing the benefits for their organizations, employees and companies.
Backed by a formidable board of directors and staff, I am very excited to be leading the Canadian Club of Montreal this year. Over the years, the Canadian Club has proven its ability to mobilize the major leaders in our society. The 2016-2017 season will be an opportunity for our members to understand how business leaders use innovation to further enhance the momentum of their organizations.
I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you at our upcoming events.
President - Canadian Club of Montreal
Brigitte Simard is the Managing Director of Russell Reynolds Associates in Montreal. She leads the firm's activities and leverages her extensive industry and functional search experience to advise Canadian and international clients on executive recruitment and governance matters. Brigitte is a member of the firm's specialized Financial Services, Consumer and Industrial Practices.
Brigitte is the chairwomen of the Canadian Club of Montreal, being a member of the club's executive committee since 6 years. She is also a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and of the International Women's Forum. Brigitte earned a B.A. in Psychology at McGill University.