A. Jean de Grandpré
|Albert Jean de Grandpré|
|15th Chancellor of McGill University|
September 14, 1921 |
|Relations||Louis-Philippe de Grandpré (brother); Pierre de Grandpré (brother)|
|Known for||President and CEO of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.|
|Awards||Order of Canada|
Life and career
Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was educated at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and received a B.C.L from McGill University in 1943. He joined Bell Canada as a general counsel in 1966 and was made president in 1973. He became chairman and CEO in 1976 and was the first chairman and CEO when the BCE holding company was created in 1983. He retired from the company in 1989.
From 1984 until 1991, he was the fifteenth Chancellor of McGill University. Since 1996, he has been chairman of the board of Theratechnologies, a Canadian biopharmaceutical company.
Honours and awards
In 1981, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was promoted to Companion in 1987.
|Chancellor of McGill University