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Prix Relève d'Excellence: Honouring alumni 35 and under

May 11, 2012

They are 35 or under, and yet they already have dizzying professional achievements to their credit. The Prix Relève d'Excellence awards have become an essential way of celebrating the quality of the next generation of business leaders, and a prestigious event. The Honorary Chair of this year’s edition was Jacques Daoust (HEC 1972), President and CEO of Investissement Québec.

The 27th Prix Relève d'Excellence awards, organized by Réseau HEC Montréal, were held on May 11, at the Montréal Sheraton hotel. Some 300 alumni and businesspeople came to salute the energy, talent and bold accomplishments of the new generation. Here are the 2012 winners in the different categories.

 

ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY 

Carlo Coccaro, age 29

President and CEO, Services pédagogiques Math et Mots

BBA 2004, specializing in Management

Éric Simoneau, age 31

President, Motion Composites

BBA 2005, specializing in Management

Thomas Smeester, age 35

President and CEO, Tomico

BBA 2001, specializing in Management

 
LARGE COMPANY CATEGORY 

Jean-François Béland, age 34

Executive Vice-President, AREVA Canada

Specialized Graduate Diploma in Management, 2002

 

Ève Laurier, age 35

Vice-President, Strategic Relations, RSM Richter Chamberland

McGill - HEC Montréal EMBA 2010

 

JURY'S CHOICE

Marie-Ève Piché, age 34

Senior Director, Pricing, NBC Universal

BBA 1999, specializing in Finance

 
ACCOUNTING AND PROFESSIONAL ORDERS CATEGORY 

Mélissa Gilbert, age 33

Vice-President, Finance, R3D Conseil

BBA 2000 and Specialized Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting, 2001

 

Renault-François Lortie, age 35

Associate Principal, SECOR Group

MBA 2004

 

Geneviève Provost, age 34

Partner, Deloitte

BBA 1999, Specialized Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting, 2000 and Master of Laws, Taxation option, 2003

 
SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESS CATEGORY 

Jeremy Kopek, age 28

Director, Structube

BBA 2006, specializing in Finance

 

Annie Saumier, age 33

General and Artistic Director, Société pour les arts en milieux de santé

Specialized Graduate Diploma in Management of Cultural Organizations, 2003 and MBA 2008

 

Véronique Tougas, age 34

President, Cambli International

BBA 2004

 
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