June 21, 2013

Yvan Allaire is named Chair of the GAC on the Role of Business

World Economic Forum

The Executive Chair of the IGOPP’s Board of Directors, Dr. Yvan Allaire, has been appointed Chair of the Council on the role of business in the 21st century. The Global Council brings together some 17 influential leaders from the world of international business, elite universities and the media.

Professor Allaire has been a member of this Global Council since 2010 and was a panelist at the Davos Forum in 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Allaire will take up his position on July 1st and will participate, as chair of a global council, in a meeting of all council chairs that will be held in Abu Dhabi from November 18th to 20th, 2013. The action plan coming out of this session will be on the agenda of the World Economic Forum at Davos in January 2014.

Professor Allaire has made several game-changing proposals about the international financial system in recent books co-authored with Professor Mihaela Firsirotu: A Capitalism of Owners (IGOPP, 2012); Black Markets and Business Blues (FI Press, 2009, Silver Medal of the American Independent Publishers Association); and Plaidoyer pour un nouveau capitalisme (IGOPP, 2010).

A co-founder of Canadian strategy consulting firm, Groupe Sécor, he was its chairman of the board for several years. From 1996 to 2001, Yvan Allaire was the executive vice-president of Bombardier Inc.

Dr. Allaire holds a PhD from MIT, is an emeritus professor (UQAM) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.