June 26, 2012
The Les Affaires newspaper, in partnership with the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and in co-operation with Bell, announced the 25 winners of the first edition of its annual business contest, Créateurs d’avenir, saluting the top 25 future leaders under 40 in Quebec, on June 18. The winners included five HEC Montréal graduates: Charles Desjardins (MSc 2001 and BBA 1999), Vice-President and Partner, Absolunet, Christine Latour (BBA 2004), Executive Director, L'Orienthèque, Ève Laurier (EMBA 2010), Vice-President, Strategic Relations, RSM Richter Chamberland, Pascal Lépine (EMBA 2011), President, Atypic, and Jean-Daniel Nieminen (BBA 2005), Executive Director, Équipements KN and FlusH2O.
The competition honours Quebec entrepreneurs, students and managers under age 40 who best represent the emerging class of movers and shakers. The idea is to salute and stimulate the most promising young leaders, while boosting their reputations, expanding their networks and winning support to encourage their growth.
The winners of this first crop, from all over Quebec, were selected by a jury of 12 businesspeople on the basis of five criteria: vision, leadership, creativity, achievements and community commitment. The winners all took part in a “Master Class,” a chance to talk and debate with renowned business leaders. It was a unique opportunity to forge new bonds among highly talented creators.
From left to right, the five winners from HEC Montréal: above, Charles Desjardins, Christine Latour and Ève Laurier; below, Pascal Lépine and Jean-Daniel Nieminen.