Samer Saab, President of Explorance is elected CEO of the year AQT - Investissement Quebec 2023

Samer Saab, President of Explorance is elected CEO of the year AQT – Investissement Quebec 2023

Mont Sainte-Anne (Quebec), February 8, 2023 – It was with pride that the Quebec Association of Technologies (AQT) and Investissement Québec gave this evening to Samer Saab, Explorance, the CEO of the year prize AQT – IQ 2023, the highest distinction targeting business leaders in the technology industry in Quebec. It was during a grand gala evening as part of the CEO vision summit that the 150 presidents who participated the winner through a secret vote.

Recall that this year, the selection process was carried out in three steps. Following an interview with the jury made up of experienced members of the industry, 7 candidates were pre-selected. After holding a panel of interviews that 3 CEOs took place yesterday, were defined as the finalists of the 2023 edition of the competition.

This peer election at the “CEO of the year” price is of great value. It is indeed a source of recognition for the winner, who thus sees his achievements celebrated by all of his colleagues.

The leaders of the Quebec techno community present at the evening also applauded the achievements of the two finalists: François Rainville, CEO of Averna and Marie-Christine Drolet, CEO of AtmanCo, as well as the 4 other CEOs preselected for the competition: Dominic Danis, CEO of Moov Ai, Mohamed Guetat, CEO of Momentum Technologies, Sarah Legendre-Bilodeau, CEO of Videns Analytics and Vincent Godcharles, CEO of Logient.

The success of an immigrant entrepreneur full of heart

Samer Saab is the founder and CEO of Explorance, the main supplier of experience management solutions. Explorance combines data collection, automatic learning and assiduous work of more than 300 employees to support hundreds of organizations and higher education establishments. Explorance allows them to make concrete decisions every day by assessing the objectives of more than 20 million employees and students to promote a robust, committed and productive global workforce. Guided by Samer’s principles, Explorance has become a flourishing company with hundreds of employees through four continents, the healthy balance between professional and personal life to keep them happy is a priority.

“We are very proud to award this great honor to a representative of the techno community which does not only stand out for its leadership, its capacity for innovation and for the vertiginous growth of its business. He/she strongly contributes to the boom in the economy of Quebec and returns to the community, by engaging in social and philanthropic causes. “, underlines Nicole Martel, President and CEO of the AQT.

“Investissement Québec is happy to hand over this prize, the objective of which is to highlight the leaders who are distinguished within an industry of great importance for the economic development of Quebec,” emphasizes Guy Leblanc, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Quebec. I want to congratulate the winner and the other finalists. Continue to inspire our leaders and the whole business community, to which you bring a lot! “

About the CEO of the year AQT-Investissement Quebec

Since 2003, the CEO of the year AQT-IQ celebrates the achievements of CEOs which are sources of inspiration and pride in the Quebec techno-digital sector. The AQT and Investissement Québec wish, through this recognition, to reward the active role of CEOs which contribute significantly to the economic development of Quebec, by associating the growth of their organization with their commitment to the community.

About the AQT

The AQT is a business network that ensures the development and influence of the Quebec technology sector. The AQT animates and represents the Quebec techno community by encouraging the digital turn, business opportunities between members and access to industry best practices.

About Investissement Quebec

Investissement Québec’s mission is to actively participate in Quebec’s economic development by stimulating innovation in businesses, entrepreneurship and buy -back, as well as growth in investment and exports. Present in all the administrative regions of Quebec, the company supports the creation and development of businesses of all sizes by means of adapted investment and financial solutions. Investissement Québec also offers many advisory services, including technological support offered by Investissement Québec-CRIQ. In addition, thanks to Investissement Québec International, she supports Quebec companies in their export projects, while ensuring the prospecting of talent and foreign investment in Quebec.


For more information
Viviane Couto
Digital Marketing Director and AQT communications
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