HEC Montréal is constructing a new building that will open in 2022 in the downtown business district.
Chairman of the HEC Montréal Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2012 and serving on the Space Development Committee since it was set up in 2009, Guy Fréchette has once again shown incredible support for his alma mater by announcing a generous $1 million donation toward the construction of the Hélène Desmarais Building in the downtown business district. In recognition of his generosity, a prestigious conference room in the new building will bear his name.
GardaWorld, a global leader in security services headquartered in Montreal, has earmarked an extraordinary $1 million gift to HEC Montréal’s new downtown building, driven by a deep sense of gratitude and a commitment to supporting the future of the institution that has shaped many of its people. Similarly, GardaWorld head Stéphan Crétier felt compelled to make a $500,000 donation through his foundation.
In addition to recognizing this Quebec businesswoman’s unflagging commitment to her alma mater, this denomination underlines a donation of $ 7 million by the Paul and Hélène Desmarais family that will go toward the construction of the future HEC Montréal building in the downtown business district. This is the most generous donation in the School’s history from an individual or a family.
“Ever since it was founded in 1907, HEC Montréal has been striving to equip entrepreneurs and professionals in general to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving business world.”
— Rémi Marcoux, HEC 1968, Founder – TC Transcontinental