Lavery is proud to announce that its CEO, Anik Trudel, was named CEO of the Year 2023 by the Journal Les Affaires in its medium-sized business category. The nomination of a woman in this category is a first in the history of Les Affaires.
The CEO of the Year award is presented to leaders who innovate, honour stakeholders, foster a strong corporate culture and provide the right conditions for growth.
This recognition, awarded by a jury of leaders in the business community, is a testament to Anik Trudel’s leadership in ensuring the firm’s growth and progression since her arrival six years ago.
“I would like to share this distinction with all the partners, lawyers, members of the Management Committee and administrative staff, without whom all our achievements would not have been possible. The entire Lavery family and I are truly honoured to receive this recognition from members of the Quebec business community. This goes to show that our shared passion for achieving our objective of partnering with key stakeholders in the Quebec economy is valued,” said Anik Trudel.
When she was appointed in 2017, her profile in the legal industry was unique: a female lawyer no longer practicing law, taking the helm of a firm where she had never before been an employee, let alone a partner. Lavery chose her not only for her keen understanding of the legal practice, but also for her innovative approach to management, aiming to becoming a leader in reshaping the legal profession in Quebec.
Lavery prides itself on its inclusive, collaborative and performance-driven corporate culture. As a CEO entirely dedicated to managing the firm’s operations effectively, Anik has devoted herself to building a diverse team of professionals, including some from outside the legal profession, to work alongside the partners in order to achieve the firm’s strategic objectives.
Lavery is undergoing significant growth, setting itself apart with its innovative approach in the industry.