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Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc. Announce Appointment of Patrice Ouimet to the title of Senior VP and CFO

2014-07-11 | Blog | Johan Mady

17.11.2014 – Montreal

Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc.  today announced the appointment of Mr. Patrice Ouimet as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 17, 2014.

Mr. Ouimet has substantial operations and finance experience in global public and private corporations, notably in corporate strategy, treasury, risk management, internal audit and investor relations. Prior to joining Cogeco, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Enerkem Inc. He also served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Enterprise Risk Management at Gildan Activewear Inc. Mr. Ouimet worked for the previous ten years in the investment banking sector in various roles at Lazard Limited and CIBC World Markets Inc. Over the course of the last 20 years, Mr. Ouimet has demonstrated a superior ability to provide strategic insight as a forward-focused leader. He is recognized as a trusted, engaged team player with strong business acumen and a self-driven commitment to excellence and integrity.

Mr. Ouimet holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a Diploma in Accountancy from Concordia University. He is a chartered professional accountant and chartered accountant.

“I am pleased to announce Patrice’s appointment. His vast expertise and solid understanding of operations combined with his renowned dedication, strategic focus and true commitment towards our values make him the ideal candidate to contribute to Cogeco’s success,” stated Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc. “Patrice’s capabilities will be invaluable in providing strong strategic financial direction to Cogeco and our operating companies, as well as in fostering solid financial health and increased shareholder value,” concluded Mr. Audet.

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