A. Jean de Grandpré

Lawyer, Person

1921 –


Who is A. Jean de Grandpré?

Albert Jean de Grandpré, CC is a Canadian businessman, lawyer, and former president and chief executive officer of Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was educated at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and received a B.C.L from McGill University in 1943. He joined Bell Canada as a general counsel in 1966 and was made president in 1973. He became chairman and CEO in 1976 and was the first chairman and CEO when the BCE holding company was created in 1983. He retired in 1989.

Since 1996 he has been chairman of the board of Theratechnologies, a Canadian biopharmaceutical company.

From 1984 until 1991 he was the fifteenth Chancellor of McGill University.

He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Quebec, McGill University, Université de Montréal, the University of Ottawa, and Bishop's University.

In 1981 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1987.


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Sep 14, 1921
Also known as
  • A. Jean de Grandpre
  • Canada
  • McGill University
  • McGill University
Lived in
  • Montreal

on July 23, 2013