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Louis Tetu

CEO and ChairmanCoveo

Québec City, QC, Canada

Member Since August 2023


An award-winning entrepreneur and business executive with 30 years of experience in international technology businesses; Louis is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo Solutions Inc. (TSX:CVO), a global provider of artificial intelligence powered business solutions for commerce, customer service and workplace applications. Prior to Coveo, Mr. Têtu co-founded Taleo Corporation, a leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, listed on NASDAQ in 2005 and subsequently acquired by Oracle for US$1.9 billion in 2012. Mr. Têtu was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors from the company’s inception in 1999 through 2007. Prior to Taleo, Mr. Têtu was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company. This followed Baan’s acquisition of Berclain Group inc., which he co-founded in 1989 and where he served as President until 1996. Mr. Têtu serves on the board and human resources and corporate governance committees of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (CircleK) as well as the board of PetalMD, a leading cloud applications provider in the medical sector. He previously served on the board of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services inc. Mr. Têtu is involved in private equity across multiple business sectors. In 1997 Mr. Têtu was honoured by Université Laval for his social contributions and business achievements. He has twice received the Regional Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and was a National winner in 2021. Mr. Têtu lives in Québec City, Canada. He is an Engineering graduate from Université Laval in Québec City and a commercially licensed helicopter pilot.

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Relevant answers in an instant: Revolutionizing customer service with Gen AI


With Coveo, Fast Company Executive Board member Louis Tetu uses AI to deliver faster, smarter customer help.

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Mastering the power of generative AI: Ask these eight questions before your enterprise takes the leap


Just because the road to new tech implementation is littered with potholes and speed bumps doesn’t mean enterprise leaders shouldn’t make the journey.

Company details


Company bio

Coveo is a publicly traded enterprise SaaS company and a global Leader in applied AI, enabling enterprises to personalize and profitize every experience at scale. The Coveo Relevance Cloud™ is a market-leading AI platform that injects enhanced search, recommendations, personalization, and merchandising intelligence into digital experiences - including commerce, service, website and workplace applications. For more than 15 years, we’ve empowered hundreds of the world’s leading brands to create tangible financial value and achieve long-term growth. We help boost overall profitability by driving improvements in conversions, increasing revenue, reducing cost-to-serve, increasing customer satisfaction and website engagement as well as improving employee proficiency and satisfaction. We believe that what differentiates our platform is its sophisticated applied AI: designed to deliver highly relevant, bespoke digital experiences that drive superior business outcomes.



Area of focus

Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service

Company size

501 - 1,000