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WSP appoints Bruno Roy as CFO

WSP GlobalWSP Global, a professional services firm, announced that Bruno Roy has been appointed chief financial officer of the corporation, effective October 31, 2016.

Mr. Roy joins WSP from McKinsey & Company, where he was a Senior Partner in the Hong Kong office and Leader of the Private Equity Service Line in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Alongside his work with investors, Mr. Roy also advised Fortune 500 companies on strategy, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and post-merger management.

He joined McKinsey in Montreal in 1999 and has been working in Greater China since 2009, including five years in Beijing, where he was in charge of the office. Mr. Roy also served on McKinsey's Global Partner Review Committee.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked for Schroders in London and AXA in Montreal. He is a co-founder and advisory council member of the Banff Forum, one of Canada's leading public policy platforms.

Mr. Roy holds an MBA from the London Business School and a bachelor's degree from Laval University in Quebec.

The Corporation also announced the appointment of Robert Ouellette to the newly created position of Chief Corporate Services Officer and the promotion of one of its current leaders, David Langlois, to the position of Chief Accounting and Treasury Officer.

Mr. Ouellette joins WSP from Desjardins Financial Group, where he served on the Management Committee and held the role of Senior Vice-President, Technology and Shared Services.

Prior to his time with Desjardins, Mr. Ouellette held senior positions at Rio Tinto and Alcan. He started his career with Accenture, one of the largest consulting firms in the world, where he spent 19 years and the last five as a Partner.

He brings extensive experience in professional services, business transformation, post-merger integration and continuous improvement.

He graduated in 1987 from École Polytechnique de Montréal as an electrical engineer.

Mr. Langlois joined WSP in April 2014, as Vice President, Finance and Treasury. Mr. Langlois has more than 20 years of experience, having worked for many international and publicly-traded companies in different sectors.

Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Langlois was Chief Financial Officer at 5N Plus Inc. He has also held the role of Vice President, Financial and Management Reporting at National Bank Financial.

His solid international experience also extends to Ernst & Young, Transat, and Bombardier Transportation (Rail).

Mr. Langlois is a graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.


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