Montreal, Quebec, February 9, 2023 – For its twentieth edition, the prestigious CEO of the Year 2023 Award of the AQT (Québec Technology Association) – Investissement Québec was won by Samer Saab, CEO of Explorance, last night at the Gala evening organized as part of the CEO Vision 2023 Summit.
Samer Saab won this title after his presentation in front of his peers and after a rigorous selection process based on several criteria (data analysis, the jury’s vote, and the vote of participating CEOs). Thus, he succeeded in distinguishing himself within the Québec tech community with his vision, his social involvement, and his leadership. The AQT – Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award celebrates the accomplishments of CEOs who are a source of inspiration and pride for the Québec tech sector.
In addition to being a CEO, Samer Saab is the founder of Explorance, which he started 20 years ago. With a bachelor’s degree in engineering and an MBA from McGill, he worked for 10 years in the technology industry in renowned companies such as Bombardier. Today, Samer Saab leads an international company with a simple mission: to build a robust and agile global workforce by helping individuals and organizations thrive while fulfilling a specific purpose.
“I am very pleased to have won this title. It is an unparalleled accomplishment to be recognized on multiple levels as a CEO. I am very proud of Explorance’s journey as an organization that enables our employees, customers, and partners to rally around a common goal and create a positive impact. I would not be where I am today without the support of my entire team. I would
also like to congratulate my peers François Rainville and Marie-Christine Drolet, finalists in the race, who have equally inspiring journeys,” shares Samer Saab, President and CEO of Explorance.
Founded in 2003, Explorance supports more than 20 million students and employees on their journey to achieve their goals, growth, and impact. As the leading provider of people analytics solutions, Explorance empowers organizations to make actionable decisions by measuring the needs, expectations, skills and knowledge of its students and employees. Explorance facilitates continuous improvement and accelerates the transition from analysis to action using its BlueML service, which is based on industry-unique machine learning models specific to employees and students. Headquartered in Montréal with business units in Chicago, Chennai, Melbourne, Amman and London, Explorance works with 25% of Fortune 100 companies and 25% of the largest higher education institutions, including 8 of the top 10 business schools in the world. The company has clients in over 50 countries.
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