November 13, 2013 – Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has launched CEO x 1 Day – an initiative that gives third and fourth year university students an opportunity to spend a day in the shoes of a senior executive. Through a rigorous selection process, Odgers Berndtson will identity students with outstanding leadership potential and match them with a CEO from a leading Canadian organization. Participating CEOs include: Elyse Allan, GE; Nitin Kawale, Cisco; Jim Gabel, Adidas; Patrick Nangle, Purolator; Ellis Jacob, Cineplex; Ian Troop, Pan Am Toronto 2015; Kirstine Stewart, Twitter; Marc Bertrand, MEGA Brands; Manon Brouillette, Videotron; Yannis Mallat, Ubisoft; and Thierry Vandal, Hydro Quebec. "Our CEO x 1 Day program is designed to uncover Canada's most promising future talent, while giving CEOs an opportunity to connect and better understand what drives this next generation of leaders," said Carl Lovas, Canadian chair at Odgers Berndtson. "For students this is a tremendous opportunity to observe a talented CEO in action – providing them with inspiration, role modeling and a road map for their careers." Odgers Berndtson provides a wide range of recruitment services for leading organizations in private and public sectors, including board level and executive search, management assessment and international assignments.