Our board consists of more than ten members, including the President and CEO of Investissement Québec (an ex-officio member). Our board members come from the industrial, financial and legal communities, the venture capital industry and the social economy sector.
Louise Sanscartier was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in January 2013 and became acting president in May 2021.
Louise Sanscartier, a governance consultant and corporate director, is also an instructor in the Governance program at Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS). Previously, she was a senior partner at management consulting firm Interis Consulting Inc. for seven years and then a partner with BDO Canada from 2013 to 2015. She has over 40 years of experience in the financial sector and has completed a variety of mandates abroad as a governance consultant. From 1984 to 2003, she held various positions at the Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec, including Vice-President, Corporate, Strategic and Technological Development.
Ms. Sanscartier is a member of the boards of directors of Investissement Québec, Femmessor Québec, the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec and Coopérative d’alimentation de Rivière-à-Pierre. She chairs the governance committees of Investissement Québec and the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec and is also a member of the FERIQUE Funds independent review committee and the Fonds de solidarité’s executive pension committee.
Ms. Sanscartier has a post-MBA degree in strategic management and change management as well as a master’s degree in project management from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She holds corporate director certification (ASC) from the CAS.
An effective leader and strong communicator, Guy LeBlanc has a solid grasp of the Québec business environment. His career path bears witness to his commitment to growing businesses, and his know-how and experience in the field position him admirably to carry out Investissement Québec’s important mandate.
Guy LeBlanc was appointed President and CEO of Investissement Québec in April 2019.
A seasoned executive, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for over 35 years. As Managing Partner of the Transaction group in Canada from 2002 to 2006 and Managing Partner of the Montréal Office from 2006 to 2015, he oversaw a team of over 800 professionals and was responsible for adapting the firm’s strategy for the Québec market. An expert in finance, Guy LeBlanc specializes in business transactions (sales and purchases) and business financing.
He has a degree from HEC Montréal, an honorary degree from Université de Montréal and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors; he is also a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (FCPA).
Reputed for his leadership abilities, Guy Leblanc has served on numerous boards of directors, including those of Canam Group, Goodfood Market Inc., The Lion Electric Co., Groupe Meloche, ATIS Group and Montréal International.
Anne Bourhis was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in October 2014.
Since 1999, Ms. Bourhis has worked as a professor specializing in recruitment and staff selection at the business school’s Department of Human Resources Management. Prior to that, she was a professor at Université Laval.
A sought-after speaker, Ms. Bourhis received the 2008 HEC Montréal prize for excellence in teaching. She is the author of two award-winning books, including the manual Recrutement et sélection du personnel (2007, 2012), which won the Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport Award in 2008.
Ms. Bourhis holds a business degree from the EDHEC Business School in administration (organizational behaviour) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. Since September 2017, she has been a member of the Héma-Québec Board of Directors.
Claudine Roy was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in February 2015.
Ms. Roy has been the President and CEO of Gestion immobilière Gaspé since 1990 and the owner of Auberge sous les arbres since 2014. She is also the founder and President of Traversées de la Gaspésie. Until 2015, she owned the Brise-Bise bistro in Gaspé, which she started in 1986.
Ms. Roy sits on the board of numerous corporations and organizations, including IQ FIER, Ressources Québec, Caisse populaire Desjardins Baie-de-Gaspé, the Association des restaurateurs du Québec and the Ordre national du Québec.
A business figure who is well known for her contributions to Québec society, she has served as President of the Corporation de développement des Fêtes de Gaspé and the driving force behind the growing international reputation of the Grande Traversée de la Gaspésie. She was awarded the TELUS Community Excellence Award in 2013 and the Award for Excellence in Tourism, one of the Grands prix du tourisme de la Gaspésie. A Chevalière de l'Ordre national du Québec, she is considered by her peers to be one of Québec’s 100 most influential women.
Ms. Roy holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Ottawa and a certificate in education from Université du Québec à Rimouski. She also holds corporate governance certification from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés at Université Laval.
Daniel Gauvin was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in July 2020.
As a member of the senior management of Desjardins Group from 1996 to 2017, Daniel Gauvin was an active member of the
Pan-Canadian Investors Committee that led to the restructuring of the commercial paper market, as well as piloted initiatives to implement the risk management function and obtain Basel II certification for the entire financial group.
Mr. Gauvin had previously held various senior management positions in the financial sector, including Vice-President, Capital Markets at BMO Nesbitt Burns, Vice-President, Finance and Business Expansion at Royal Trust and Vice Chairman at Bank of America.
Mr. Gauvin is a member of Investors Group’s independent review committee; he recently chaired the investment committee at La Capitale Civil Service Insurer and Investissement Québec’s advisory committee on loans and investments, and served on the boards of directors of Fiera Private Debt and the Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives (IFSID).
Mr. Gauvin has an MBA, finance option, from Concordia University and a bachelor of commerce from McGill University. He holds the ICD.D professional designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
According to the Loi sur Investissement Québec, the Deputy Minister of the ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation is an official member of Investissement Québec’s board of directors since December 11, 2019
Mr. David Bahan is Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation since October 19, 2018.
He began his career at the Quebec Institute of Statistics as an economist. He then joined the Department of Finance a decade or so ago. He has held various positions including Director General, Personal Policy and Director General, Economic Policy. He was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister in 2013.
Mr. Bahan is a graduate of the University of Montréal where he completed a master's degree in economics in 1999.
Éloïse Harvey was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in July 2020.
Éloïse Harvey joined Mecfor, one of the member companies of Groupe Ceger, in 1999. She held various technical and administrative positions until she was appointed to the position of Director, Business Development in 2001.
In 2003, Ms. Harvey became Mecfor’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing. From 2005 to 2010, she was responsible for Mecfor’s corporate development. Following her appointment as President in 2010, she was also given the position of Vice President, Corporate Development at Groupe Ceger, which had four companies, with 800 employees and consolidated sales of almost $200 million in 2014.
Since February 2018, Ms. Harvey has been focusing her efforts on the presidency of Mecfor following the purchase of 65% of its shares by Halifax investment firm SeaFort Capital.
Ms. Harvey has a double bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and management from McMaster University
Jean Gattuso was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in January 2021.
Mr. Gattuso began his career as Director of Marketing for the A. Lassonde Inc. division in 1987. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc. in 2012. Under his leadership, the company became the largest manufacturer of juices and fruit drinks in Canada. Today, it is the industry’s North American leader.
Mr. Gattuso served as co-chair of the Fondation Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne fundraising campaign. For over 25 years, he contributed to the development of a growth support program for Tel-Jeunes. He was also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Palliative Home-Care Society of Greater Montreal for 10 years.
In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in business from McGill University and a master’s degree in business administration from Université du Québec à Montréal, Mr. Gattuso has received numerous honours over his career. They include the highest distinction in the Canadian food industry, the Golden Pencil Award, in 2015, the “MBA of the Year” award in 2014, and the title “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2008 from Ernst & Young in Québec.
Louis Morissette was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in January 2021.
Born into a family of entrepreneurs, Louis Morissette is a producer, writer, comedian and actor. In 2011, he founded KOTV Inc., a Québec-based company active in the entertainment industry.
The media group, which employs close to 100 people, develops movie projects through its subsidiary KO24, produces television programs through KOTV and live performances through KOScène, and publishes books and magazines through KOÉditions and KOMédia, respectively. Its subsidiary KODistribution, for its part, is in charge of KO brand operations around the globe.
Partners in both life and business, Louis Morissette and Véronique Cloutier co-founded the Véro & Louis Foundation, an organization that builds adapted housing to meet the needs of adults with autism.
Mr. Morissette graduated from the École nationale de l’humour in 1996 and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from McGill University.
Madeleine Féquière was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in October 2014.
With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Féquière is a specialist in risk management and operations associated with business credit, in improving credit conditions and in global trade. She has worked on several continents in various sectors of the economy.
Since 2008, she has been Director and Corporate Credit Chief for Domtar’s worldwide operations. Between 2000 and 2008, she was Senior Director, Global Credit, of AbitibiBowater Corp. She previously served as Assistant Vice-President, Global Credit, at Teleglobe Canada (1998–2000), International Credit Manager for Microsoft/Softimage (1996–1998), National Credit Manager for Invensys Canada (1993–1998) and Regional Credit Manager at Archer Daniels Midland (1985–1992).
Recognized for her leadership and ability to develop and manage complex international business strategies, Ms. Féquière serves on the boards of public, governmental and non-profit organizations. She is President of the board of École supérieure de ballet du Québec and also sits on the board of the Québec Culture Capital Fund.
Ms. Féquière holds a Mini-MBA from McGill Executive Institute, a certificate in finance and credit from HEC/CIC and a BA from Concordia University, and has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education program.
Ms. Genest was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in June 2021.
She co-founded TACT, which, less than 10 years after its inception, has become the largest Québec-owned consulting agency in its sector. Boasting some 20 years of experience in public affairs, Ms. Genest has solid communication expertise in the political, association and private sectors. She has held a number of leadership positions, where she learned to develop a strategic approach, set priorities in crises, and settle difficult situations swiftly and tactfully. She works mainly in business communications, with a focus on the agrifood industry.
Ms. Genest also has a wealth of experience in government and politics, having been involved in the federal and Québec political systems for over a decade.
IHer community involvement includes sitting on the boards of directors of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, Montréal International and Investissement Québec.
Co-founder of TACT and manager of the agency’s Montréal office, Ms. Genest has a degree in organizational communication from the University of Ottawa.
Marie-Soleil Tremblay was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in July 2020.
Marie-Soleil Tremblay is a leader at Effet A and a member of the boards of directors of the Québec Port Authority and the Festival d’été international de Québec, chairing both audit committees. She also serves on the board of directors of the École nationale d’administration publique.
Dr. Tremblay has a doctorate in business administration from Université Laval and has authored several textbooks and articles about auditing, corporate governance, control and financial management. She is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and a full professor at the École nationale d’administration publique. She serves on several editorial boards and is associate editor of Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management and Accounting and the Public Interest.
Maxie Lafleur was appointed to the Investissement Québec Board of Directors in May 2021.
Named President and CEO of Bus.com in March 2020, Maxie Lafleur has extensive experience in digital technologies, business growth and development, business transformation and mergers and acquisitions, both in Canada and abroad.
Ms. Lafleur’s prior experience includes several management posts at CAE, particularly as Head of Finance for the ab initio civil aviation training division and Strategic Partnership Manager for the civil aviation training solutions unit. An accountant by training, she began her career at KPMG.
In 2021, Ms. Lafleur was named a Québec “Power Player” by the publication The Peak. She is a graduate of L’Effet A’s 100-day leadership challenge and a member of YPO, a global community of 30,000 business leaders who share the belief that the world needs better executives.
Ms. Lafleur holds a degree in accounting from John Molson School of Business (Concordia University) and has completed the Fintech Executive program at Saïd Business School in Oxford, UK.
Monette Malewski was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec in October 2014.
Ms. Malewski has been the owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of M Bacal Group since 1998. Recognized today as one of the industry’s top insurance advisors, she was named one of Canada’s 50 Women of Influence in the life insurance industry by the Insurance & Investment Journal.
Ms. Malewski has held the positions of Assistant Executive Director of YM-YWHA Montréal Jewish Community Centres (1989–1992), Executive Director of the Association of Jewish Day Schools
(1981–1989) and President of the Federation of Teachers of Jewish Schools of Montréal (1970–1981).
She recently went back to school and now proudly bears the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) title.
A businesswoman, activist and renowned philanthropist, she has received numerous awards and honours during her career, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Association of Québec Women in Finance “Inspiration – Andrée Corriveau” Award. She also received an honorary degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The President of the Board of Directors of IQ Immigrants Investisseurs since 2013, Ms. Malewski is Director of several other organizations, including Anges Québec Capital, the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Montréal Relève.