Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, announced today that Michel Bissonnette would be taking over as Interim Executive Vice-President of CBC, following the departure of Heather Conway in the coming days.
Mr. Bissonnette is currently Executive Vice-President of Radio-Canada and will perform both functions until Heather Conway’s successor is chosen in the new year.
“Michel is an accomplished leader with deep knowledge of the organization,” said Catherine Tait. “Since joining the Corporation, he has demonstrated the ability to mobilize his teams to achieve great things – the success of ICI TOU.TV being a perfect example. I’m confident that he’ll be able to count on the support of the solid, competent CBC leadership team to help him advance CBC’s interests. I’m grateful to Michel for taking on this additional responsibility.”
Mr. Bissonnette will assume his interim role on December 8, until the new Executive Vice-President of CBC is identified.
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