McCarthy Tétrault Counsel Richard Drouin named 2010 Director Emeritus
February 14, 2011
Montréal, February 14, 2011 — McCarthy Tétrault LLP is very proud to announce that Richard Drouin was named the 2010 Director Emeritus at the 9th Korn/Ferry — Les Affaires "Beacon" Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance at a gala held February 9th. The award was presented by former Auditor General of Canada, Denis Desautels, who chaired the selection board.
Mr. Drouin, who is Counsel and a member in the McCarthy Tétrault Business Law Group, was honoured for his work as a director and for the wide variety of the boards he has served on during his long and distinguished career. As Chairman of the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, he continues to show leadership in corporate governance.
"Mr. Drouin is a great leader who, throughout his career, has advocated for communication, change and openness, including greater diversity on boards of directors," said Kim Thomassin, Québec Regional Managing Partner. "It’s an honour for every member of our firm to be associated with this dedicated, influential individual — he has had a big impact on the business community and Québec society, and is a great example for us all."
About Richard Drouin
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, from 1988 to 1995, Mr. Drouin was the Chairman and CEO of Hydro-Québec and, until recently, Chairman of Abitibi-Consolidated, Stelco Inc. and North American Electric Reliability Corporation, whose stated mission is to ensure the reliability of the North American bulk power system.
Mr. Drouin sits on the boards of Addenda Capital Inc., Aéroports de Montréal, American Superconductor (Boston), Gesca Limitée, Nstein Technologies and President's Choice Bank. He is also a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Mr. Drouin is a Companion of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, and an Honorary Consul of Great Britain in Québec City. He was named "2002 Canadian Energy Person of the Year" by the Energy Council of Canada.
About McCarthy Tétrault
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Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.
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