CGI to appoint BCE CEO George Cope to board of directors

05 December 2019

Tech consultancy CGI will nominate George Cope to its board of directors on January 29, 2020, at its next annual general meeting of shareholders. Since 2008, Cope has been the CEO of BCE, which owns Bell Canada and Bell Media.

After nearly 12 years as CEO of Canada’s largest communications company, Cope will be retiring from the role in January. Mirko Bibic, BCE’s chief operating officer, will take over as head of the Montreal-based telecom and mass media giant.

Taking the reins of the firm in the midst of the financial crisis, Cope re-energized BCE with key investments into broadband, services, and content. He oversaw more than $15 billion in strategic investments and acquisitions, including brands such as CTV, Astral, The Source, Virgin Mobile, and Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (which the company co-owns with rival Rogers).

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