The members of the Board of Directors
The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, P.C., C.C., LL.D
Chairman of the Board Quebecor Inc.
Senior Partner Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, LLP
The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney is Chair of the Board of Directors of Quebecor Inc. and Senior Partner of the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Canada.
He practiced law before assuming the presidency of Iron Ore Company of Canada. He subsequently entered politics as Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party which he led to victory in September 1984. He was Prime Minister of Canada until 1993. He then returned to the practice of law, and joined the well established Canadian law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada (previously Ogilvy Renault) based in Montréal. The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney serves on a number of Boards of Directors and committees in Canada as well as abroad, including that of Quebecor Media Inc. and Videotron Ltd. He is also Chair of the Board of the International Advisory Council of Barrick Gold Corporation (Toronto).
He is also Companion of the Order of Canada as well as Grand Officier de l’Ordre national du Québec.
Chairman of the Board Quebecor Media Inc.
Member of the Board Quebecor Inc.
Pierre Dion was appointed Chairman of the Board of Quebecor Media and a director of Quebecor on February 16, 2017. He had been President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor since April 2014, and also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group.He joined TVA Group in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and was appointed President and CEO of TVA Group in January 2005.
As President and CEO of Quebecor, Pierre Dion and his team completed nine major transactions aimed at maximizing the Corporation’s profitability. During his tenure at TVA Group, he increased TVA Network’s lead in the ratings and spearheaded an expansion strategy that saw the creation of eight specialty channels in order to maintain TVA Group’s dominance of Québec’s television landscape.In September 2011, the TVA Sports channel was launched under his leadership. After only three years, TVA Sports became the NHL’s official French-language broadcaster in Canada. Previously, Pierre Dion held various management positions with Videotron from 1990 to 1996 and then served as President and CEO of a major Canadian publisher.
Pierre Dion graduated from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville with a BBA in 1988 and completed the Executive Business Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1999.He is actively involved in the community and has served a director of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. He is currently a member of the Council of Governors of the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary.
Jean La Couture, FCPA, FCA
Vice Chairman of the Board Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc.
President Huis Clos Ltd.
Jean La Couture is President of Huis Clos ltée, a corporation he created in 1995, which specializes in management and mediation as well as in civil and commercial negotiations.
Jean La Couture is a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He headed Le Groupe Mallette (an accounting firm) before becoming, from 1990 to 1994, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Guarantee Company of North America. He is currently a director of the following corporations:
- Quebecor Media Inc. – Chairman of the Audit Committee
- Videotron Ltd. – Chairman of the Audit Committee
- Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec – Chairman of the Investments and Risk Management Committee
- Groupe Pomerleau – Chairman of the Board
Mr. La Couture is also Chairman of the Board, member of the Corporate Governance Committee and of the Audit Committee of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Du Musee Investments Inc.
André P. Brosseau is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Du Musee Investments Inc. (formerly Avenue Capital Markets BNB Inc.), a private investment firm for growth companies that he founded in 2010.
He currently serves as a director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee for DMD Digital Health Connections Group Inc., a digital solutions company in the United States pharmaceutical industry, of which he is one of the five founders. He was until very recently a board member for BlueRush Media Group Corp., a digital marketing firm based in Toronto. He is Chair of the Audit Committee for the OSMO Foundation and The Notman House, a Montreal-based business accelerator.
Mr. Brosseau was President for Blackmont Capital Markets in Toronto until June 2009 and then served as Chairman of Quebec Capital Markets until May 2010. From 1994 to 2007, André P. Brosseau held various executive positions with CIBC, mostly based in Toronto. Most recently he was Co-Head of Canadian Cash Equities and of Global Cash Equities at CIBC World Markets Inc., as well as a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Brosseau holds a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.) in Politics and a Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Political Science from the Université de Montréal.
Executive Vice President, Québec Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Mr. Dubé is Executive Vice-President, Québec, of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (the « Caisse »), one of the largest institutional fund managers in Canada and North America. Mr. Dubé sits on the Caisse’s Executive Committee and Investments-Risk Committee.
Mr. Dubé represented the riding of Lévis in the Québec National Assembly from 2012 to 2014. He was notably Vice-Chair of the Commission des finances publiques. Prior to entering politics, he led a distinguished career in the private sector. A chartered accountant by training, he worked at Price Waterhouse before co-founding Biron Lapierre Dubé & associés in 1986 and becoming, in 1992, Head of Finance at Coopers & Lybrand. From 1996 to 2004, he held executive positions at Domtar, including that of Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Strategy, responsible for mergers and acquisitions. Between 2004 and 2008, he was Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Cascades, and from 2009 to 2012, he managed its European branch. Mr. Dubé sits on the Board of Directors of Cirque du Soleil, Bombardier Transportation and Ciment McInnis. Previously, he sat on several other boards including Norampac, National Bank Financial, Héroux-Devtek and Fido, and chaired the board of Reno De Medici in Europe.
Mr. Dubé holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université Laval and is a member of the Canadian institute of Chartered Accountants.
Chair of the Board TVA Group Inc.
Sylvie Lalande is Chair of the Board of Directors of TVA Group Inc. and is a corporate director.
She held several senior positions in the media, marketing, communication marketing and company communications sectors. Until October 2001, she was the Chief Communications Officer of Bell Canada. From 1994 to 1997, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of UBI Consortium, a consortium formed to develop and manage interactive and transactional communication services. From 1987 to 1994, she occupied several senior positions at Group TVA Inc. and at Le Groupe Vidéotron ltée. Ms. Lalande began her career in the radio industry, after which she founded her own consultation firm. In 2006, Ms. Lalande earned a university certificate in corporate governance from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (“CAS”). Ms. Lalande was director, Lead Director and Chair of the Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee of Ovivo Inc. until its privatisation in September 2016. She was appointed Chair of the Board of directors of Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins in April 2017.
Ms. Lalande is also Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc. and director of Videotron Ltd.
In November 2013, Ms. Lalande was appointed Chair of the Board of the CAS (Laval University).
Andrea Czapary Martin
Andrea C. Martin is a corporate Director.
Andrea C. Martin was President of ADT Canada, Canada’s leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses. She has also served as Managing Director of Data Services for Royal Mail Group in London, England and at the time was listed on the Top 50 Most Influential Data-Driven People in the UK. Ms. Martin worked for 27 years at Reader’s Digest, where she was president of three global divisions as well as CEO and Executive Chairperson of the Board of Reader’s Digest Canada for three years.
Ms. Martin has completed two executive development programs at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School in Britain and Queen’s University in Ontario. She is also a graduate of McGill University's Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
Ms. Martin is also a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc.
Senior Partner Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, LLP
Mr. Robert Paré is a corporate lawyer and senior partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.
Mr. Paré is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Group ADF inc. since 2009 and a member of the Board of Directors and of the Nominating and Governance Committee and of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of RONA Inc. since 2009. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Essilor Canada Ltd. since 1995.
Mr. Paré is the current Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Corporate Directors (“ICD”) – Quebec Chapter and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Institute Heart Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Quebecor Media Inc.
President Groupe Lelys Inc.
Mr. Péladeau is President of Groupe Lelys Inc., a corporation he acquired in 1984 which specializes in flexographic label printing.
Érik Péladeau has been associated with different companies throughout the Quebecor group where he worked for more than 28 years. He spearheaded the diversification of Quebecor’s digital content offerings with the creation of Quebecor Multimedia. Érik Péladeau was a director of Quebecor Inc. from January 1988 to May 2010, and Vice Chairman of the Board for much of that period. He has also been a director of Quebecor Media Inc. from January 2001 to September 2009, notably as Vice Chairman fo the Board.
Érik Péladeau is active in many charitable organizations. He has also been a director of The Jean Coutu Group (PJ) Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Quebecor Media Inc.
Mr. Provost is a corporate director. From May 2014 to December 2015, Normand Provost was Assistant to the President of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (the “Caisse”), one of the largest institutional fund managers in Canada and North America.
Between October 2003 and May 2014, Normand Provost was Executive Vice-President, Equity of the Caisse. Mr. Provost joined the Caisse in 1980 and has held several positions within the institution, ranging from Advisor and Investment Manager, specializing in midsize businesses, to President of the subsidiary CDP Capital d’Amérique Investissements inc. (“CDP”), from 1995 to 2003. In addition to his responsibilities in the investment sector, Mr. Provost served as Chief Operating Officer of the Caisse from April 2009 to March 2012. Normand Provost was also a member of the Caisse’s Executive Committee.
Between September 2009 and May 2014, backed by his extensive knowledge of the Québec business community, Mr. Provost has assumed the leadership of all of the Caisse’s initiatives in Québec.
Mr. Provost is director and member of the Audit Committees of Quebecor Media Inc. and of Videotron Ltd. and a director of the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship. In addition, he sits on the Supervisory Board and on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of Groupe Kéolis S.A.S. Since March 2015, Mr. Provost also sits on the Board of Directors and on the Investment Committee of Desjardins Financial Security.