City of Montreal A high ranking official goes into the

City of Montreal | A high-ranking official goes into the private sector –

The senior official who until recently was responsible for the city of Montreal's real estate strategy has just joined the staff of a major private developer.

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Philippe Krivicky was Deputy General Director in charge of Economic Development and Real Estate Strategy since September 2022 and until last Friday, February 2nd.

On Monday, February 5, he became “Vice President of Development at Carbonleo,” the company confirmed through its spokeswoman Anne Dongois.

Founded in 2012, Carbonleo is leading the development of the Royalmount shopping center project at the intersection of Highways 15 and 40. The company also manages the DIX30 district in Brossard.

According to the company, measures are being taken to ensure an orderly transition. “We have governance guidelines at Carbonleo. As manager, he will ensure that the confidentiality of the files processed and past at Carbonleo is maintained,” she said. “We rely on his experience and expertise to avoid blaming the city or Carbonleo in this story. »

The City of Montreal also emphasized that Mr. Krivicky made commitments by accepting a public service position.

“Mr. Krivicky is subject to the clauses of the Executive Working Conditions,” said Hugo Bourgoin, communications officer for the city of Montreal. These rules are intended to prevent an employee from “taking undue advantage of his or her duties.” “It is also provided that “the executive who no longer performs his duties in the local government shall not be allowed to disclose confidential information,” he added.

Philippe Krivicky did not call La Presse back.

A “bridge” between the city and the private sector

Philippe Krivicky had the red carpet rolled out in the town hall in autumn 2022 and was given a new, tailored position as deputy general director, responsible for economic development and real estate strategy. Until then, he was president of the real estate development and construction department at developer COGIR.

Mr. Krivicky was responsible for economic development and real estate strategy in Montreal.

His arrival was highlighted by a press release in which Mayor Valérie Plante highlighted “his expertise and knowledge of the environment.”

His arrival in the city was unusual: few businessmen enter public administration mid-career. Ms. Plante has often publicly mentioned her presence in the community apparatus.

“My role within the city government will be as a fulcrum to create connections between the business and community worlds. I believe we can build bridges,” Philippe Krivicky told La Presse at the same time. His arrival represents “the desire to get closer” to the business world, he added.