Pierre Delagrave, head of Cossette’s Innovation Group, has won a Hermès Career Achievement Award from Université Laval’s Faculty of Business Administration (FSA ULaval).
A member of the graduating class of 1971, Pierre Delagrave was recognized with FSA ULaval’s highest distinction during a ceremony in February. The theme “A Class Apart” set the tone for an evening celebrating the winners and their exceptional careers. Speaking to the gathered guests, Delagrave thanked his family for their continued support and his earliest accomplices—his daring associates at Cossette.
“I enjoyed my time at Cossette, where the culture is open and welcoming to anyone who wants to make a place for themselves. It’s the culture that Claude Lessard, one of the agency’s founding members, nurtured over the years. Certainly, it’s no surprise that Cossette was named agency of the year in 2016,” says Delagrave.
FSA ULaval’s dean, Michel Gendron, paid tribute to the honourees and highlighted their significant contributions. “Each of you, in your own way, has advanced your field, as well as the organizations in which you’ve invested your time. You’ve become industry leaders and agents of change within our society whose actions are worthy of admiration.”
On behalf of the entire Cossette community, Louis Duchesne, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Cossette Québec, offered Pierre Delagrave his heartiest congratulations.
“Pierre has been a pillar of our organization for over 40 years. He has actively contributed to its evolution since the very beginning - whether by founding new divisions, such as Cossette Media, or by developing innovative products. We owe him a debt of gratitude and are very proud of this recognition,” Duchesne added.
Following a call for nominations, the Hermès Awards are given out by FSA ULaval to alumni who have promoted professions related to business administration throughout their career. A committee made up of former winners selects the honourees. Since 1977, a total of 148 Hermès Awards have been bestowed on men and women who have distinguished themselves on the national or international stage.
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