Hubert Lacroix

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Hubert T. Lacroix
Born (1955-07-13) July 13, 1955 (age 59)
Montreal, Quebec

Hubert T. Lacroix (born July 13, 1955 [1]) is a Canadian lawyer and the President and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the national public radio and television broadcaster.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Lacroix attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf [1] before receiving a Bachelor of Law degree from the McGill University Faculty of Law in 1976. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1977 and received a master of Business Administration from McGill in 1981.[2] He started practising law with the firm of O'Brien, Hall, Saunders in 1977.

A senior adviser with the law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP, he was Executive Chairman of Telemedia Corporation from 2000 to 2003. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Zarlink Semiconductors since 1992. He also sat on the Boards of Donohue Inc., Circo Craft Co. Inc., Adventure Electronics Inc. and Michelin Canada Inc.[2]

Lacroix is an associate professor with the Faculty of Law at Université de Montréal where he teaches in the securities, and mergers and acquisitions.[1] He was a basketball colour commentator on Télévision de Radio-Canada during the 1984, 1988, and 1996 Summer Olympics. He was also a weekly contributor for Radio-Canada's Hebdo-Sports radio show. His recent time in the Oasis Montreal Half-Marathon was 1:32:41.0.

He was appointed president and CEO of the CBC, effective January 1, 2008, by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in November 2007 replacing Robert Rabinovitch.[1]Lacroix was re-appointed for a second term, on October 5, 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bernard Perusse (November 6, 2007). "Ottawa Appoints Lacroix CBC President". National Post. p. A5. 
  2. ^ "Hubert T. Lacroix reappointed for a second five-year term as President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada". radio-canada.ca. 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
Preceded by
Robert Rabinovitch
President of the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2008–present
Incumbent