December 4, 2009
At the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal (BTMM) on November 4, HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry was elected to its Board of Directors for 2009-2010 and appointed to the BTMM Finance and Audit Strategic Analysis Committee. Both of these one-year renewable appointments took effect immediately. Mr. Patry’s appointment to the Board of Trade is a good opportunity for HEC Montréal to strengthen its ties with Montreal’s business community.
Ties between HEC Montréal and the Board of Trade go back over 100 years. The École des Hautes études commerciales de Montréal was founded in 1907 at the recommendation of the Chambre de commerce du district de Montréal, which was also one of the School’s first financial supporters. Even today, the Board of Trade appoints two members to the HEC Montréal Board of Directors: Hélène Desmarais (Past President of the BTMM Board of Directors) and Thierry Vandal.