MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Responding to allegations published by the media regarding his dismissal by SNC-Lavalin Group, Mr. Riadh Ben Aissa is setting the record straight.
Late this past Thursday evening, SNC-Lavalin sent out a press release suggesting that Riadh Ben Aissa had been fired for not complying with the company's Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. When in fact, the truth is that earlier that day, SNC-Lavalin accepted Mr. Ben Aissa'sresignation, who was until then an Executive Vice President and a member of the Office of the President.
As part of his duties, Mr. Ben Aissa was responsible for the engineering and construction of infrastructure projects both locally and internationally. As such, he had more than 10,000 employees under his leadership. Most notably, he participated in the building of the Maison symphonique de Montréal, the McGill University Health Centre, and the construction of the largest aluminum smelter in the world, EMAL.
In recent years, despite the disruptions in the international markets with which he was charged, Riadh Ben Aissa spared no effort to protect the interests of the company, successfully. In doing so, he continuously served the interests of SNC-Lavalin with loyalty, acting always in compliance with company's policies. After nearly 27 years with SNC-Lavalin, Mr. Ben Aissa laments the manner in which the company decided to announce the end of their professional relationship. The erroneous insinuations surrounding his decision to resign, intentionally conveyed by SNC-Lavalin, are causing direct harm to him and to his family.
Therefore, Mr. Ben Aissa, has decided to undertake the appropriate legal recourse against SNC-Lavalin in order set the record straight and re-establish his reputation.
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