Mikael Clement: CEO x 1 Day

Ever wondered what it takes to be the CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada? Mikael Clement, a third-year student in Commerce, had the chance to find out himself last week when he participated in CEO x 1 Day program. He was one of two lucky students who got to spend the day with our president and CEO, Hubert T. Lacroix.

Hubert T. Lacroix with Buruç Asrin and Mikael Clement

Hubert T. Lacroix with Buruç Asrin and Mikael Clement

  1. What will you remember from your day?

Truthfully, I don’t think I will ever forget any of it. The experience was truly invaluable. I’m so grateful to have been given this once in a lifetime opportunity. The most significant thing I’ll remember is the genuine care and sincerity of every CBC Radio-Canada executive I encountered. With Mr. Lacroix, his assistants, the Board of Directors, and everyone I had the opportunity to meet in between, there was never a doubt that these individuals cared about my presence, opinions, and aspirations.

2. What advice would you give to our President/CEO?

I learned so much from Mr. Lacroix, and feel as though he truly is one of the best business leaders in all of Canada. While I believe Mr. Lacroix does a great job of recognizing his executives, my advice would be to not forget about the ability he has to motivate and inspire every employee within the organization.

3. You had the opportunity to spend some time with Benoit Villeneuve, Executive director of Finance and Strategic Planning. What did you learn from your meeting that you will take with you when starting your career?

With hard work, dedication and passion, you can achieve anything.

 

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