This section summarizes the business and professional experience of each director and provides a link to the text of the Mandate of the Board of Directors.
Serge Chiasson is a self-employed consultant who advises business executives on financial structuring and sale/purchase operations. He has held these duties since January 2016, as he did previously from January 2007 to April 2008.
From May 2010 to December 2015, he was vice president of Agences W. Pelletier (1980) Inc., a corporation specializing in the distribution of security hardware and locksmith supplies. He was also general manager of the corporation from May 2010 to august 2014. Mr. Chiasson spent nearly 20 years with Royal Bank of Canada where he has carried out various positions in the areas of commercial enterprises and business development.
Mr. Chiasson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Université de Moncton in 1978. Afterwards, he completed a Certificate in Accounting, CGA program, at Université Laval in 1982. He also received a Master's of Business Administration in finance from Université de Sherbrooke in 1986.
YVES FILION, ASC
Director since December 2013
Since September 2008, Yves Filion has been president of Yves Filion Consulting Inc., a consulting firm providing management and administration services for corporations, where he has carried out a number of assignments nationally and internationally in corporate governance, strategic planning and project management in the energy and infrastructure industries. He previously held senior management positions during a 35 year career with Hydro-Québec, where from 1996 to 2006 he was successively deputy CEO, president of Hydro-Québec Distribution and president of Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie. He served as president of Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques (CIGRE) from 2004 to 2008.
Mr. Filion holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Université de Sherbrooke and holds the title of Administrateur de sociétés certifié (certified corporate director). He is a board member of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM).
PIERRE L. GAUTHIER
Director since December 2013
Pierre L. Gauthier has been president and CEO of the Corporation since August 11, 2014. Prior to that, he was the board chair and CEO of Alstom Power and Transport Canada Inc., a world leader in electricity generation and transmission infrastructure and in rail transportation. He started in that position in January 1996, moving up through the ranks to the position of board chair and CEO, which he held from June 2003 to August 2014.
He has sat on numerous boards and been a member of many associations, notably the U.S. Council for Competitiveness, the National Electricity Roundtable and Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. He is also member of the Montréal Cancer Institute Foundation board of directors. He is Board chair of Centre de commercialisation en innovation manufacturière and a member of a number of Canadian and U.S. associations.
Mr. Gauthier holds a degree in mechanical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and has studied business administration at McGill University and Institut européen d'administration des affaires (INSEAD). His distinctions include France’s Chevalier de la légion d’honneur, an honorary Ph.D. from Université de Montréal, École Polytechnique and the Jean-Jacques Archambault Award from Association de l’industrie électrique du Québec (AIEQ).
Guy Pelletier, CPA, CA
Director since May 2015
Until April 2015, Mr. Guy Pelletier served as a Partner at Samson Bélair Deloitte & Touche Inc. (now Deloitte S.E.N.C.R.L.), a firm of chartered accountants. He joined the ranks of Touche Ross Limitée (a firm prior to Deloitte) in 1980 and became a Partner in September 1990.
Over the course of his career as an Audit Partner, Mr. Pelletier was responsible for managing complex audit missions and related services for many private and public companies in various industry sectors.
In addition to in-depth knowledge of financial information preparation and disclosure, he has developed special expertise in capital markets and related regulations. He has advised many companies and boards on, among other things, corporate gouvernance and the effectiveness and efficiency of audit committees.
Mr. Pelletier is involved with many organizations. He is currently a member of the board of the Université de Sherbrooke Foundation, where he serves on various committees. In 2013, he received the prestigious title of "Grand Ambassadeur" conferred by Université of Sherbrooke on one of its graduates for their outstanding contribution to supporting their alma mater and raising its profile. He is currently a member of the management committee of Institut des administrateurs de sociétés (IAS) of Québec.
LUC RENY, CFA
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Since May 2005, Luc Reny has been vice president of Power Corporation of Canada, a diversified international management and holding company with interests in companies in the financial services, communications and other sectors. Since November 2009, he has also been vice president of Power Financial of Canada, a diversified management and holding company that has interests, directly or indirectly, in companies in the financial services sector in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Mr. Reny is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and obtained a Bachelor of Finance degree from Université Laval and an Executive MBA from Université de Sherbrooke.
He is a member of the Square Victoria Communications Group Inc. Advisory Committee. He is also actively involved in many charitable organizations such as Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard, Fondation Jean Monbourquette, and Fondation de l'Université Laval's Grande Campagne.
JEAN ROCHETTE, MBA, ASC
Since March 31, 2015, Jean Rochette has been a partner with Fonds Manufacturier Québécois II, s.e.c., a $100-million fund in partnership with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, whose mission is to invest in manufacturing companies and help them grow. Since March 2008, Jean Rochette has been president and a director of Les Produits Neptune Inc., a corporation specializing in the manufacture and marketing of bathroom products. Since 2006, he has been president of SDC Solutions Inc., a management consulting corporation specializing in business plan preparation, business acquisition support and executive coaching.
Since January 2014, Mr. Rochette has sat on the board of the Council of Sustainable Industry. He is also a lecturer at Université Laval's Collège des administrateurs de sociétés and at Institut de Leadership en gestion. In 2014, he won the Green CEO Award for medium-sized enterprises in Québec.
Mr. Rochette received a bachelor’s degree in management from Université Laval in 1983, earned an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke in 1992 and graduated from Collège des administrateurs de sociétés at Université Laval in 2007.
Director since December 2014
Since March 10, 2016, Denis Tremblay has been president and CEO of Association de l'industrie électrique du Québec (AIEQ) ("AIEQ"), an organization whose goal is to show the public, decisionmakers, and government the importance of furthering the development of renewable energy so as to encourage action to reduce greenhouse gases and create collective wealth. Since October 6, 2014, he has also been president of Denis Tremblay Conseillers Stratégiques en Énergie Inc., which specializes in developing and supporting the deployment of strategic energy plans for the Canadian market.
From October 2010 to December 2014, Mr. Tremblay served as vice president energy and senior vice president at Tetra Tech in Canada, a multinational specializing in the environment, water, energy and urban and transportation infrastructures. From January 2009 to October 2010, he held the position of president and general manager of the Energy Division at BPR, an engineering and construction management firm acquired by Tetra Tech in 2010. From September 2007 to December 2009, he was director of technical assessments and support in transportation at Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie.
He has long been active AIEQ, serving as its board chair in 2013-14. He is board vice chair of the École Polythechnique de Montréal foundation.
Mr. Tremblay holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal as well as a master's degree in project management, and is a graduate of the executive development program of CIREM-HEC (2006). Mr. Tremblay is currently enrolled in the corporate gouvernance university certification program at Insitut des administrateurs de sociétés.