Mr George Cope CM
President & CEO, BCE Inc. and Bell Canada
Named Canada’s CEO of the Year for 2015, Mr. Cope has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc.and Bell Canada since 2008. He is leading the successful transformation of Canada’s largest communications company with a competitive strategy focused on investment and innovation in the most advanced broadband networks and services. Under Mr. Cope’s leadership, Bell launched the groundbreaking Bell Let’s Talk initiative, the largest ever corporate commitment to Canadian mental health.
Mr. Cope holds an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and has received honorary doctorates from Western and University of Windsor. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2014, served as Chair of United Way Toronto’s record-breaking 2013 campaign and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work on Bell Let’s Talk in 2012. Mr. Cope serves as a director of Bank of Montreal and of the Business Council of Canada.