Board of directors

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Danielle Laberge
Chair of the Board

Appointed May 4, 2011
Nominating entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Danielle Laberge is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Management and Technology of the School of Management Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she teaches project team management, leadership and organizational governance. During her academic career, Ms. Laberge has served as Interim Rector, Vice-Rector (Academic) and Executive Vice-Rector and Vice-Rector of Teaching, Research and Creation at Université du Québec à Montréal.

 

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Yves Beauchamp
Director, member of the Capital Investment and Environmental Committee

Appointed September 19, 2019
Nominating Entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Yves Beauchamp is the Vice Principal, Administration and Finance, McGill University. Prior thereto, he was Full Professor of Industrial Engineering, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). Dr. Beauchamp was also Vice-Rector responsible for the development of the new Outremont campus of Université de Montréal and Director General at the ÉTS. He also held an academic position at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Over the course of his career, Dr. Beauchamp has received numerous awards and acknowledgements, including the Knight of the National Order of Québec, the Médaille de l’Assemblée Nationale of the Government of Québec, a recognition from the Order of Engineers of Québec for outstanding achievement in research and teaching, the Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and both Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. He is a member of several professional associations and has been appointed to serve on numerous boards of directors. Dr. Beauchamp holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Safety and Hygiene from Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières, as well as a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of West Virginia.

 

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Director, member of the Audit Committee

Appointed May 3, 2018
Nominating entity: Government of Canada

A graduate in Business administration from HEC Montréal, Marc G. Bruneau also holds a certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Active in the finance industry for nearly 25 years, Mr. Bruneau is currently partner and Executive Vice President for WhiteHaven Securities Inc. Previously, he has also worked in corporate finance and private wealth management over the course of his career. for large financial institutions and important independent investment management firms.

In addition, he acted as a director for Société des Loteries du Québec (Loto-Québec), Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal and the McCord Museum. He also was Chairman of the Montreal Millennium Summit from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Bruneau is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ).

 

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Director, member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee

Appointed September 19, 2019 by the Aéroports de Montréal Board of Directors

Michel Brunet practices corporate and commercial law from Dentons' Montreal office. His practice focuses on the sale and acquisition of business corporations and on their financing needs. He advises many public, state-owned and private corporations in various sectors, including institutional fund management, energy, manufacturing, commercial, financial services and brokerage. He also advises foreign companies on their establishment or acquisition projects in Canada. He has developed special expertise in regulatory compliance, advising corporate executives and directors, take-over bids, underwritings, private placements, stock exchange listings, offering memoranda, broker registration, debt financings, syndications, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and shareholder agreements.

He has held the position of Managing Partner of the Montreal office of Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC) and is a former member of the National Board of the Firm. He also was the Chief Executive Officer of FMC, one of Dentons’ three founding firms from 2006 to 2010. Michel was the Chair of Dentons Canada LLP, a function he held from 2005 to 2017.to come

 

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Director, Chair of the Audit Committee

Appointed July 25, 2019
Nominating Entity: Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

As a Deloitte audit partner for almost 30 years, Mr. Côté assumed many responsibilities in particular as Quebec Managing Partner and Co-Director of Operations of the Assurance and Advisory practice. Having developed an extensive experience in the financial sector, his areas of expertise include audit services, public and private financing, due diligence reviews, and reviews of internal control and risk management systems.

Mr. Côté is a graduate of Laval University in Accounting Science and Fellow of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec.

He was Chair of the board of the Ordre des Comptables Agréés du Québec (now Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec), Vice-Chair of the board of the Canadian Institute of the Chartered Accountants and Chair of the board of CPA Canada. He is currently a member of the board and chair of the audit committee of Aéroport de Montréal, Chambre de l’Assurance de Dommages and Laval University Foundation. He is also member of the board and the audit committee of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Goodfellow Inc.

 

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Director, member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee

Appointed September 19, 2019
Nominating Entity: Main carriers operating at YUL Montréal-Trudeau

Yves Dufresne worked over 32 years at Air Canada and held different management positions, including as vice-president from 2004 until his retirement from the company in 2017. He was responsible for all international stations, international regulatory matters, among other areas, and played a key role in the expansion of Air Canada’s international network and the development of commercial partnerships and Joint Venture with more than thirty major international airlines.

He holds a Bachelors of Law (LL.B) from Université Laval and a Master’s degree in Air Law from the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University.

In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of ADM, he is also an Independent Director on the Board of Bangalore International Airport Limited, a public-private partnership that owns and operates Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, India.

 

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Yves Filion
Director, member of the Audit Committee

Appointed May 4, 2011
Nominating entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Yves Filion is an engineer, corporate director and consultant. He spent 35 years with Hydro-Québec, occupying several management positions in power generation, transportation and distribution as well as corporate processes. During his career, he served as Associate General Manager as well as President of the utility’s Distribution and Trans-Énergie divisions.

 

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Hélène V. Gagnon
Director, member of the Capital Investment and Environmental Committee

Appointed November 29, 2014 by the Government of Canada

Hélène V. Gagnon, a lawyer and public affairs specialist, is Vice-President, Public Affairs and Global Communications of CAE.  Before, she was Vice-President of Bombardier Aerospace from 2006 until late August 2014. She was on the Board of Directors of Aero Montréal and the Air Transport Action Group, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada in 2012-2013.  Ms. Gagnon holds degrees in civil law (B.C.L.) and common law (LL.B.) from McGill University, as well as a master’s degree in public administration and public policy (M.Sc.) from the London School of Economics.

 

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Mélanie Kau
Director, Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee

Appointed December 13, 2013

Nominating entity: The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal

Ms. Kau is a seasoned retailer and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in creating customer connections. Her past investments in retail include ‘’Le Naturiste’’, a chain of 70 natural supplement and vitamin stores. As President of Mobilia, from 1986 to 2011, she focused on building the brand and growing the retail network of this family owned business throughout Québec and Ontario. She previously served on the board of directors of Investissement Québec. Ms. Kau has a master of business administration from Concordia and a master of journalism from Northwestern University.

 

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Robert Lefebvre
Director, member of the Capital Investment and Environmental Committee

Appointed March 10, 2016

Nominating entity: Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Robert Lefebvre has more than 20 years of experience in the management of venture capital and development funds. From 2003 to 2015, he was President of the Conseil local de développement de Laval, which he co-founded in 1998. An entrepreneur, he founded and headed from 1987 to 2013 a tech company that specialized in municipal IT consulting. He is very active in the Laval community, having held various senior management positions at the Chambre de commerce de Laval. He has also been President of the Association des centres locaux de développement du Québec.

 

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Director, member of the Capital Investment and Environmental Committee

Appointed July 25, 2019
Nominating Entity: Government of Québec

A graduate of HEC Montréal in Business Administration, Ann MacDonald holds a certificate in project management from the Project Management Institute and is a Certified Company Director of the College of Corporate Directors of Université Laval. During her 17 years at Bombardier Transportation, she has held successive positions as Director and Senior Director in the areas of Project Management, Sales, Business Development, Communications and Public Affairs. Vice-President of Sales and Business Development for 7 years, she has led all commercial projects in Canada and the Americas by putting to action, amongst other things, her valuable negotiating skills. In 2018, she was a senior advisor to Via Rail for the train fleet renewal program. Ms. MacDonald has been a member of numerous associations and forums, including the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. From 2010 to 2018, she was a member of the board of directors of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation and she also served on its executive committee. She now chairs the board of directors of CHU Sainte-Justine and is a member of the board of directors of Loto-Québec. She also brings her extensive experience in strategic operational growth management and business development to BONE Structure as Chief Operating Officer.

 

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Marie-Hélène Nolet
Director, member of the Audit Committee

Appointed June 20, 2019
Nominating entity: Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Marie-Hélène Nolet was appointed Vice President, Strategy and Shared Services, BDC Advisory Services in 2017. Ms. Nolet brings with her more than 20 years of management, investment and negotiation experience in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, providing her with a broad base of skills gained through a diversity of projects, clients and responsibilities. Prior to joining BDC in 2006, Ms. Nolet worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Coopers & Lybrand (PwC), an accounting firm; at GTI Capital, a venture capital firm; at Cesky Mobil, a mobile operator in the Czech Republic; and in the investment arm of Hydro-Québec. Ms. Nolet holds a Bachelor of Commerce form McGill University and is a CFA charter holder.  

 

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Philippe Rainville
Director, President and CEO

Appointed ex-officio by the Aéroports de Montréal Board of Directors

President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2017, Philippe Rainville joined the Aéroports de Montréal team in January 2008 as Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. He was responsible for strategic planning, financial management, information technology, procurement and property management. From April 2014 to December 2016, he was Vice President, Planning, Engineering and Construction.

 

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Suzanne Rancourt
Vice-chair of the Board, Chair of the Capital Investment and Environmental Committee

Appointed February 8, 2018
Nominating entity :  Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

Suzanne Rancourt is a corporate director with more than 30 years of business experience, mainly at CGI, one of the largest independent information technology and business process services companies in the world.  Starting in 1985, Ms Rancourt held various management positions within CGI specifically in high-end IT and business consulting and project management.  From 2006 to 2016, she developed and led the internal audit and enterprise risks function in an international environment, as Vice-President, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risks.  Prior to her time at CGI, Ms Rancourt worked in accounting and audit in the finance, distribution and retail sectors.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.  Ms Rancourt currently serves on the advisory committee of Groupe FairPlay and on the board of directors of WSP.

 

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Louise Roy
Director, Member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee

Appointed November 30, 2019
Nominating entity: Main air carriers operating at YUL Montréal–Trudeau

Ms. Louise Roy has held senior management positions in the fields of urban transportation, air transport and the communication industry.   She was Chief Executive Officer of the MontrealTransport Corporation from 1985 until 1992, Executive Vice-President Americas of Air France in Paris (1994-1997), Chief Executive Officer of Telemedia Communications Inc. (1997-2000) and Executive Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)(2000-2003).

Since 2003, Ms. Louise Roy is an invited Fellow at CIRANO, a Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations, a public policy think tank, and is Chair of the board since December 2012. Ms. Roy was Chancelor and Chair of the board of Université de Montréal from 2008 until 2018. She was, from 2006 to 2012, Chair of the board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, a funding agency for culture in Montreal.

During her career, she served as a director of Power Financial Corporation, Intact Financial Corporation, Provigo Inc., the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Videotron Ltée, and Domtar Corporation. She currently serves as a director of Montréal International and is a director of the Opera of Montreal and of the Foundation of Concours Musical International de Montreal (CMIM).