Frédérique De Simone
August 5, 2019 09:30
Charles Brindamour at the convocation ceremony of HEC Montreal for which he was awarded an honorary doctorate.
The chief executive officer ofIntact financial Corporation, Charles Brindamour, was awarded an honorary doctorate from HEC Montréal, in the last convocation ceremony in may. He delivered a speech on perseverance and determination in front of more than 700 new graduates.
Mr. Brindamour was keen to thank his team, because for him this recognition is in fact a team and for the people around him. “You have to join the best “, said his father, at his graduation in 1992. “And this is what I’ve done,” he said. I joined a team that was the best team in the industry. And my father was right. In life or in business, the success, it comes as a team “, he adds.
“It is necessary to build a team that is ambitious, who loves challenges, who is energized by obstacles. The team works together and should have fun “.
“It is absolutely critical to be successful in life, to ensure that we have the pleasure to work. And it is not easy to find a team like that, but I still believe that the guiding principles of the way, it’s going to be a guarantee of success for you in life.
Seize opportunities without hesitation
Charles Brindamour went there statements inspiring to motivate the graduates, inspired by his journey, of his career. “The opportunities seized lead to opportunities. And one seizes such opportunities-there is, the more it develops a wider perspective, overall, the more one becomes resilient and better is our confidence. And trust in life and in business is an important success factor.
Perseverance is the key to the chief executive officer of Intact. For him it must always go beyond the expectations on the small things, the big things. And I’m not talking about the expectations of the patrons. I’m talking about the expectations of your colleagues, your employees, and your family. Go beyond expectations, this is the best way to help your friends, to develop credibility with your colleagues and your family and give the taste to people to work with you. And this is really important for progressing in a career. “
“Stay yourselves. When one progresses, one must… one must realize in fact that it progresses because it offers us opportunities for which we are. So, staying true to its values, its beliefs and remain humble in the success is really important, ” says the actuary, graduated in 1992 from the University of Laval.
Today, Intact, has nearly 5,000 employees in Quebec and a little over 14, 000 employees in North America.