Montreal, December 5, 2011 – As part of its ongoing efforts to offer clients the best communications and public affairs consulting services in Quebec, HKDP is delighted to welcome Andrée Corriveau to its team of seasoned professionals. As Special Advisor, Ms. Corriveau, brings extensive experience in crisis management, government relations, and business development. She will be based out of the firm’s Montreal office.

“Andrée Corriveau gives us an invaluable edge that will strengthen our leadership position,” said Simon Poitras, Vice-President and General Manager. “Our clients will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of finance and the inner workings of government.”

An exemplary career

Between 2007 and 2010, Ms. Corriveau managed the annual conference of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) for the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). From 2000 to 2005, she was President and CEO of the International Finance Centre of Montreal (IFC), a government corporation, where she helped bring a number of global financial institutions to Montreal. Earlier in her career, between 1988 and 2000, she held positions that included press agent for ministers in the Quebec and federal governments as well as for the executive of the City of Montreal. She has also been chief of staff in the office of the Minister of Finance for Quebec.

In 2002, Ms. Corriveau founded the Association of Québec Women in Finance (AFFQ), an extensive network with links across Canada and around the world. She continues to lead this dynamic organization, which brings together more than 400 women from the finance sector. In fact, in 2010, her accomplishments saw her named “Personnalité La Presse – Radio-Canada.” She also sits on the juries for Qualité Québec and the Finance et Investissement “Top 25 de l’industrie financière.”

About HKDP

A Quebec leader in communications and public affairs, HKDP Communications and public affairs is a wholly owned subsidiary of world renowned Hill & Knowlton, which operates more than 86 offices in 46 countries and employs some 40 professionals in its Quebec City and Montreal offices.

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Contact:    
Marie-Christine Ethier
HKDP Communications and public  affairs
Telephone: 514-395-0375, ext. 232
mcethier@hkdp.qc.ca