Michael Roach, the global CEO of GGI, has been named the Most Innovative CEO of Canada by business magazine ‘Canadian Business’. Roach, and other CEOs recognised for their impact on the Canadian economy, will be celebrated on the CEO of the Year Awards Gala on 5 November in Toronto.
Canadian Business, founded in 1928, is the longest-serving and best-selling business magazine in Canada. The magazine currently has a readership of more than one million, and publishes 14 times a year, in addition to special annual issues such as the Investor 500, the MBA Guide, the Rich 100 and the PROFIT 500. On an annual basis, the magazine announces the winners of its CEO of the Year competition. This competition celebrates the most outstanding CEOs in the country and their impact on the overall economic success of Canada. Winners are chosen on the performance of their corporation under their direction, and on their vision, innovation, strategic thinking, and social responsibility.
Last week the winners of the second edition of the competition were announced. Michael Roach, the global CEO of CGI, was named Most Innovative CEO. Roach joined the company in 1998 as Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Telecommunications Information Systems and Services. After this, he became the company’s President and CO, and in 2006 he assumed his role of CEO when he took over from Serge Godin, who co-founded CGI in 1976.
In addition to Roach, Louis Vachon of National Bank was named Canadian Business 2014 CEO of the Year, Ian Dundas of Enerplus was named Turnaround CEO of the Year and Dean Connor of Sun Life Financial was named Top New CEO. “Following the success of last year’s inaugural competition, this year’s selection of CEOs reflected a dynamic breadth of expertise and vision,” comments James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business, on the winners.