A. Jean de Grandpré
|Albert Jean de Grandpré|
September 14, 1921 |
|Known for||president and chief executive officer of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.|
|Relatives||Louis-Philippe de Grandpré (brother); Pierre de Grandpré (brother)|
|Awards||Order of Canada|
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 in 1989.
Since 1996 he has been chairman of the board of Theratechnologies, a Canadian biopharmaceutical company.
From 1984 until 1991 he was the fifteenth Chancellor of McGill University.
In 1981 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1987.
|Chancellor of McGill University