MONTREAL, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Rupert Duchesne, Aimia's Group
Chief Executive is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Monteiro
as Executive Vice President, Global Strategy. Monteiro will be
responsible for leading Aimia's overall global strategy, new business
development, key strategic initiatives, including identifying mergers
and acquisitions targets as well as supporting new business
"Eric's extensive strategic expertise and international experience
demonstrates our increased focus on driving international growth and
maximizing shareholder value," said Duchesne. "Eric brings a strong
track record of developing and implementing growth strategies that have
improved shareholder value for companies across a wide range of
industries. He will play a pivotal role in our strategic planning
process as we focus on identifying moves that will accelerate our
In this role, Monteiro will lead Aimia's Global Strategy group,
partnering with regional business leaders to conceive and execute
strategic and long-term plans that will drive growth for the company.
He will also supervise the development of centres of excellence and
strategic roadmaps that will drive Aimia's growth plans through product
scaling and development of new loyalty concepts.
Monteiro brings more than 15 years of strategy experience, most recently
as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he co-led the Business
Technology office in Canada and served a variety of international
clients with an emphasis on financial services and telecom sectors.
Eric began his career with the Arthur D. Little Company in São Paulo,
Brazil working with Fortune 100 multinationals. He holds an M.B.A. with
High Distinction from the University of Michigan Ross Business School
and a B.Sc. in Automation Engineering from the University of São Paulo.
Aimia Inc. ("Aimia") is a global leader in loyalty
management. Aimia's unique capabilities include proven expertise in
delivering proprietary loyalty services, launching and managing
coalition loyalty programs, creating value through loyalty analytics
and driving innovation in the emerging digital and mobile
spaces. Aimia owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition
loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom's largest coalition
loyalty program. In addition, Aimia has majority equity positions in
Air Miles Middle East and Nectar Italia as well as a minority position
in Club Premier, Mexico's leading coalition loyalty program and
Cardlytics, a US-based private company operating in merchant-funded
transaction-driven marketing for electronic banking.
Aimia is a Canadian public company listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange (TSX: AIM) and has over 3,400 employees in more than 20
countries around the world. For more information about Aimia, please
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