Jean-Guy Bigeau Appointed President and Executive Director of RDÉE Canada

September 21, 2015

RDÉE CanadaThe Board of Directors of RDÉE Canada, a member of the Canadian CED Network, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Guy D. Bigeau as President and Executive Director of the organization.

Hailing from Tracadie, New Brunswick, Mr. Bigeau received his primary and secondary education in Timmins and completed his university studies at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Mr. Bigeau was Executive Director of Carrefour francophone in Sudbury, CEO of the Association for Canadian Studies and of Canadian Crossroads International, Executive Director of Katimavik (OPCAN) and of the Municipality of Chelsea, and has also been involved in volunteer activities, including serving as president of the ACCO (Assemblée des centres culturels de l’Ontario).

Jean-Guy BigeauMr. Bigeau has a background in sociology, public administration and industrial relations. He has managed several teams of employees working on community projects in regions across Canada. He has implemented numerous strategic plans, led working committees as well as national and international conferences, and effectively handled negotiations to increase and diversify the funding of several of the organizations for which he worked. He is also very knowledgeable in marketing and communication and has a broad spectrum of administrative and legal expertise.

“I am delighted to have been appointed President and Executive Director of RDÉE Canada and look forward to working with the member organizations of its Canadian Network. In the current political and economic context, I have big entrepreneurial and employability ambitions and am excited about working with each of the Network partners. Together, we need to establish solid guidelines to guarantee the long-term development and growth of Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities across the country,” he said on the day he took office.

Gilles Lanteigne added: “As Board Chair of RDÉE Canada, I want to extend a very warm welcome to Mr. Bigeau to our team. I am confident that he will have every success in his new position.” For the past 17 years, RDÉE Canada, building on the expertise and support of its provincial and territorial members, has been the leader of economic development in Francophone and Acadian communities. In both the short and longer-term, RDÉE Canada supports projects and trade initiatives by maintaining sustainable partnerships in promoting the leadership and innovation that the country needs.

Welcome, M. Bigeau!

Source: RDÉE Canada