BCE CEO George Cope inducted into 2018 Canadian Business Hall of Fame
BCE President and CEO George Cope joins Porter’s chief executive Robert Deluce, Monique Leroux, chair of Investissement Quebec, and Goldcorp Chair Ian Telfer as the latest inductees to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
The Business Hall of Fame recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of Canada's business leaders. Previous inductees include executives such as Magna founder Frank Stronach, Quebecor’s Pierre Péladeau, and Nancy Southern, chair, president and chief executive officer of ATCO.
Cope was appointed president and CEO of BCE and Bell Canada in July 2008 and named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year in 2015. He is being recognized for his leadership of Canada’s largest communications company.
Deluce is already a member of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He has been recognized as one of Canada’s most knowledgeable and respected airline owners and operators.
Leroux is the former president of Desjardins Group and one of the most prominent business leaders in Quebec. Last year, she was appointed to head a task force consisting of some of Quebec’s biggest names in business to find new ways to grow the provincial economy.
Telfer has been chairman of Goldcorp since 2006 and was CEO of the company and its predecessor – Wheaton River Minerals – since 2001. Telfer is already a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, and the British Columbia Business Hall of Fame. During his time at Goldcorp he helped transform the company into one of Canada’s most powerful mining companies.