AQT-NATIONAL BANK 2024 CEO OF THE YEAR AWARD

The call for applications is now closed!


Since 2003, the AQT CEO of the Year Award has celebrated the achievements of CEOs who are sources of inspiration and pride in Quebec’s techno-digital sector. The 2024 edition marks a new chapter in this success story with the arrival of the National Bank as the exclusive partner of this prestigious award.

The AQT-National Bank 2024 CEO of the Year Award aims to recognize CEOs who have played an essential role in the management of their company and in their commitment to the community, thus highlighting their significant contribution to collective progress through their leadership, reach and social involvement.

Submit your candidacy or nominate a CEO to highlight the exceptional leaders who are shaping the future of Quebec’s tech sector. The deadline is February 20, 2024 at midnight.

 



ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Be CEO of a company in the techno-digital sector with its head office in Quebec;
  • Be a member in good standing of the AQT;
  • Be registered as a participant in “Vision CEO 2024” which will take place from April 23 to 25, 2024 at the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix;
  • Have never been “CEO of the year”.

WHY PARTICIPATE?


SELECTION PROCESS

MORE DETAILS

  • All complete and submitted application files will be analyzed by an independent JURY composed of experienced industry representatives. The identity of the jury members must remain confidential. All candidates will be informed before the official unveiling whether their application has been accepted or not;
  • The jury will select six CEOs, among them, three representatives of companies founded from 2017, in order to defend their candidacy during a panel during the first day of CEO Vision 2024, forum exclusive for Quebec tech CEOs, which will be held from April 23 to 25, 2024 at the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix. (see the evaluation grid*);
  • After the first presentation, the CEOs will vote for their candidates of choice, representing 30% of the final score, which will be added to the 70% of the score already awarded by the jury. The three candidates with the highest score will be selected as finalists;
  • The three finalists will be invited to present their candidacy on stage during the gala evening on April 24, 2024, in a presentation lasting a maximum of 4 minutes. The winning CEO of the competition will be crowned solely by the vote of the tech CEOs participating in CEO Vision during the gala. Peers will be invited to vote based on the same evaluation criteria: leadership, influence and social involvement. The CEO who obtains the greatest number of votes will become the AQT-National Bank 2024 CEO of the Year.

Evaluation criteria

%
FIGURES
%
VOICE OF THE JURY
%
ON-SITE CEO VOTES

MORE DETAILS

FIGURES

20%

Role of the CEO and projected image
The company’s website and social networks highlight the role, achievements and convey a positive image of the CEO
10%
Longevity of AQT membership and participation in VISION PDG
The company regularly renews its membership in the AQT and the CEO has participated in VISION CEO for several years
10%

VOICE OF THE JURY

50%

Leadership
How does the CEO’s leadership have a significant impact on defining the strategic vision and operational management of the company?
20%
Mutual aid/social involvement
Show how the CEO and/or the company is actively involved in the Quebec community through philanthropic and associative initiatives.
15%
Awerness
Media impact of the CEO’s administration on the company and on the influence of the techno industry (presence on traditional media and digital media, social networks, blog posts, press releases and conferences)
15%

ON-SITE CEO VOTES

30%

On-site votes from participating CEOs (1st day of CEO Vision 2024)

TOTAL

100%

COMMITMENTS FOR APPLICATIONS SELECTED BY THE JURY

  • Provide a recent professional photo, bust, color on a solid background, 300 dpi format (JPG or TIFF), as well as the company logo in EPS or AI format.
  • Send short videos of their team members which will be used for promotional purposes by answering the following question: Why should our CEO be the winner?
  • Participate in the Vision CEO eventfrom April 23 to 25, 2024 and take part in a panel on April 23. Then, the winners of each category will be invited to present their candidacy (on stage) at the CEO of the Year Awards evening the following day, to compete for the ultimate title of AQT-National Bank 2024 CEO of the Year.
  • Make yourself available for possible media interviews in the days and months following the announcement of the finalists and the winner

Winners of previous years

(1) Samer Saab, Explorance (2) Stéphane Garneau, Micro Logic (3) Paul Raymond, Alithya (4) François Dion, Levio (5) Martin Thériault, Eddyfi

2023 – Samer Saab, Explorance (1)

2022 – Stéphane Garneau, Micro Logic (2)

2020 – Paul Raymond, Alithya (3)

2019 – François Dion, Levio (4)

2018 – Martin Thériault, Eddyfi (5)

2017 – Louis Roy, Groupe Optel

2016 – David Hervieux, Devolutions

2015 – Chantal Trépanier, SIM

2014 – Benjamin Desmarais, Fibrenoire

2013 – Daniel Handfield, MédiaMed Technologies

2012 – Éric Bergeron, Optosecurity

2011 – Claude Mc Master, D-BOX Technologies

2010 – André d’Orsonnens, Druide informatique

2009 – Pascal Pilon, Averna Technologies

2008 – Alain Paquin, Komunik

2007 – Didier Gombert, Objectif Lune

2006 – David Gellerman, Advantech

2005 – Jean Mignault, Technologies 20-20

2004 – Karol Brassard, Nexxlink Technologie

2003 – Dennis Wood, C-MAC


Questions?

Call us now at (514) 874-2667, extension 210.

Official Partner