Laurent Picard

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Laurent A. Picard
Laurent Picard in 1974.jpg
Picard in 1974
Born(1927-10-27)October 27, 1927
Quebec City, Quebec
DiedAugust 29, 2012(2012-08-29) (aged 84)
Known forPresident of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
AwardsOrder of Canada

Laurent A. Picard, CC (27 October 1927– 29 August 2012[1]) was a French-Canadian businessman and former President of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.[2]

Born in Quebec City, Quebec,[2] he received a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1947 from Université Laval.[2] He then received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Physics in 1954, again from Université Laval, and a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard University in 1964.[2]

From 1955 to 1959, he was a Professor at the Faculty of Commerce of Université Laval. From 1960 to 1962, he was a Research Associate and Assistant at the Harvard Business School. From 1962 to 1968, he was a Professor and Associate Director at HÉC, the École des Hautes Études Commerciales of the Université de Montréal. From 1968 to 1972, he was an Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he also then served as President from 1972 to 1975.[2][3]

From 1978 to 1986, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Management at McGill University.

He was a member of the Board of Directors at Dorel Industries.

He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1976.


  1. ^ "Remembering Professor and Former Dean of Management Laurent Picard". McGill University. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Baillargeon, Stéphane (1 September 2012). "Laurent Picard (1927-2012) - Décès d'un grand commis de l'État" [Laurent Picard (1927-2012) - Death of a senior government clerk]. Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ "SRC Radio-Canada Network". The Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  • Canadian Who's Who. University of Toronto Press. 1997.

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Preceded by
George Forrester Davidson
President of the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Succeeded by
Albert Wesley Johnson