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H+K Canada strengthens Montreal office with addition of new GM, Dimitri Gourdin

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K)-Canada’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm-is pleased to welcome Dimitri Gourdin as senior vice-president and general manager of its Montreal office.

“Throughout his international career, Dimitri has demonstrated strong business leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit. On top of building brands from scratch, he’s also been instrumental in creating inspired corporate visions and cultures,” says Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of H+K Canada. “Dimitri’s refined management skills and broad communications expertise will drive creative, effective and integrated solutions for our Quebec-based clients and those looking for marketing solutions in French Canada.”

A track record that speaks for itself

Prior to joining H+K, Dimitri was vice-president of marketing, communications and public relations at BIOMOD, a biotechnology company in the beauty and health industry, where he was involved in financing venture capital as well as product and market development. During this time, he brought the organization from the R&D laboratory stage to the commercialization and industrialization phase, spearheading venture-capital fundraising efforts and investor relations.

Dimitri has also owned his own communications consulting practice and was a partner and vice-president at an advertising and public relations agency, where he oversaw the merger of three independent agencies and established the new firm’s brand and corporate culture. In every senior role, Dimitri has led national and international clients through branding exercises, product launches, change management and crisis management.

Dimitri contributes trend analyses and foresight articles to Marketing Magazine, le Journal de Net and Infopresse and is a Faculty Advisor of the International Advertising Association (IAA).

Dimitri holds a DEUG in law from Panth’eon-Assas University in Paris, France and a master’s degree in management from the Paris Management School.

About H+K Canada

With nine offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada is a leader in both public relations and government relations. Headquartered in Toronto, the company is the No. 1-rated strategic communications firm in the country. Its experts specialize in corporate communications, public affairs, marketing communications, crisis, energy, technology, health care, social and digital communications, financial communications and transactions. The only communications firm to have earned the Order of Excellence from Excellence Canada, it has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for eight consecutive years. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has 87 offices in 49 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY) , one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

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