Board of directors

Danielle%20Laberge%2072.jpgDanielle 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.



Yves Beauchamp
Director, member of the Development and Innovation Committee and Chair of the Infrastructure Projects Analysis and Evaluation 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 and Risk Management 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 Executive Vice President and Partner 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 Alcools du Québec (SAQ), 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. 


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Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Management 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 Aéroports 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 Corporate Governance and Social Responsability 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.



Hélène V. Gagnon
Vice-chair of the Board, member of the Development and Innovation Committee

Appointed November 29, 2014
Nominating Entity: Government of Canada

Hélène V. Gagnon, a lawyer and public affairs specialist, is Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, at 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.



Mélanie Kau
Director, Chair of the Corporate Governance and Social Responsability 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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Stéphanie Lachance
Director, member of the Corporate Governance and Social Responsability Committee

Appointed December 15, 2022
Nominating Entity: ADM Aéroports de Montréal Board of Directors

Stéphanie Lachance is a sustainable investment expert and corporate director. Ms. Lachance is the Head of Sustainable Investment and Partner at Fiera Comox, a global investment manager that manages private investment strategies in Private Equity, Agriculture and Private Credit. She namely leads Fiera Comox’s sustainability strategy and ensures that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are integrated into the investment decision-making process across strategies. Prior to joining Fiera Comox, Ms. Lachance spent 15 years at PSP Investments where she was most recently Managing Director and Head of Responsible Investment, leading the Responsible Investment group.

Ms. Lachance holds a Law Degree (LL.B.) from the Université de Montréal and is a member of the Quebec Bar. She is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation (ICD.D). She is a member of the board of TSX Trust and a member of the Investment Committee of the Canadian Medical Protective Association.


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Robert Lefebvre
Director, member of the Development and Innovation Committee and member of the Infrastructure Projects Analysis and Evaluation 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.


ann_macdonald-100pxX143px - for website.jpgAnn MacDonald
Director, Chair of the 
Development and Innovation 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.



Marie-Hélène Nolet
Director, member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

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

Marie-Hélène Nolet was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Desjardins Capital in January 2021.  She brings with her more than 25 years of management, investment and negotiation experience in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Previously, she worked at BDC from 2006 to 2020 where she held different positions in the divisions of Venture Capital, Marketing and Public Affairs, and Advisory Services, the last of which as Vice-President, Strategy and Program Support, Advisory Services. Before joining the ranks of BDC, she worked at Coopers & Lybrand (PwC), at GTI Capital, at Cesky Mobile, a mobile network operator in Czech Republic, as well as within Hydro-Québec CapiTech. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and is a CFA.  


Eve Paré

Eve Paré
Director, member of the Corporate Governance and Social Responsability Committee

Appointed February 2, 2023
Nominating Entity: Main carriers operating at YUL Montréal-Trudeau

A graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal in economics and organizational social responsibility, and of the École Nationale d'administration publique in international administration, Eve Paré is currently Executive Director of the Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ). She previously held the position of President and CEO of the Greater Montréal Hotel Association from 2013 to 2021, where she demonstrated outstanding leadership and diligence. In this role, she also chaired the ADM Community Advisory Committee for six years. Prior to joining the Greater Montréal Hotel Association, Ms. Paré worked in various capacities in a wide range of economic sectors in the association community, including the Association des professionnels en construction d'habitations du Québec, Dairy Farmers of Canada, and Les Éleveurs de porcs du Québec.

Over the years, she has built an impressive network and has served on the boards of Tourisme Montréal, Montréal en Lumière, the Olympic Park and the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec. In 2021, Ms. Paré was also named one of the 20 Super Heroes – 20 Inspiring CEOs by Espace OBNL and in 2020 was recognized as one of the Americas Top 25 Extraordinary Minds by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.



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.


Imen ZitouniImen Zitouni
Director, member of the Development and Innovation Committee

Appointed October 27, 2022
Nominating entity: Montreal Metropolitan Community

A graduate of HEC Montréal in business administration, Imen Zitouni has been working at Intact Insurance for more than 10 years in senior management positions as a digital strategist, including Vice President, eCommerce and Vice President, Innovation and Chief Digital Officer. In 2019, she was named Deputy Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, and in 2021 Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Intact Lab. Prior to joining Intact Insurance, she worked at Cossette Interactive, a division of the Cossette Group, TD Insurance and AXA Assistance Canada, where she was responsible for online quoting and sales tools deployed across the country. Ms. Zitouni was also awarded the 2018 OCTAS IT Coup de Coeur Award for Best Mobile Application in addition to being named a 2016 Marketing Personality by Québec’s Association du marketing relationnel.