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Meet the members of CGI's management
ANDRÉ IMBEAU - Founder, Vice-Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary
Born in Saguenay, Quebec, André Imbeau, at the age of 26, co-founded CGI in 1976 with Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Imbeau's rigorous financial management practices and remarkable team spirit has helped guide and maintain CGI's more than 35 years of long-term growth.
As Founder, Vice-Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary, his role is to focus on strategic initiatives leading to value creation, including major transactions and financing as well as key client relationships. He also supervises all legal aspects related to CGI's affiliated companies.
During the company's early years, Mr. Imbeau acted as consultant to many CGI clients in addition to fulfilling his administrative and financial responsibilities. From 1983 until July 2006 he was dedicated to CGI's growth, while holding the title of Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.
In 1994, he became a member of the Financial Executives Institute (FEI Canada), an association representing North America's senior financial executives.
In 2001, Mr. Imbeau was nominated CFO of the year by the Canadian Business. In 2004, he was awarded an honoris causa from L'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He sits on the board of directors of CGI and CIA conseillers en informatique d'affaires. Mr. Imbeau is also involved with many not-for-profit organizations particularly in the health and arts sectors.