The members of the Board of Directors

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, P.C., C.C., LL.D

Chair of the Board

Senior Partner Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, LLP

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporationand Senior Partner of the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP.

 

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 international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada (previously Ogilvy Renault) based in Montréal. He was, until May 2019, director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Wyndham Worlwide Corporation. The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney is Chair of the Board of the International Advisory Council of Barrick Gold Corporation. He is also director of Acreage Holdings, Inc. and of The Blackstone Group L.P. as well as Chair of the Board of Quebecor Media Inc. and Videotron Ltd.

 

He is also Companion of the Order of Canada as well as Grand Officier de l’Ordre national du Québec.

Sylvie Lalande

Vice Chair of the Board and Lead Director

Chair of the Board of Directors TVA Group Inc.

Sylvie Lalande is Vice Chair of the Board and Lead Director of the Corporation and Chair of the Board of Directors of TVA Group Inc.

 

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 TVA Group 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 de l’Université Laval (“CAS”). She is also a qualified corporate director (ASC). 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.

 

Ms. Lalande is also Vice Chair of the Board and Lead Director of Quebecor Media Inc., Chair of the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee of Québecor inc., Quebecor Media Inc. and TVA Group Inc. and a director of Videotron Ltd.

 

From November 2013 to September 2017, Ms. Lalande was Chair of the Board of the CAS. From April 2017 to December 2019, she was Chair of the Board of Capital regional et coopératif Desjardins.

Chantal Bélanger

Corporate Director

Chantal Bélanger is a corporate director.


At the Laurentian Bank, where she held various positions from 1986 to 2006, she was Senior Vice President of Personal Banking Services for Quebec, where she previously held the positions of Ombudsman and Director of Internal Audits and Information Systems.


From 2012 to 2019, she has been director, Vice President of the Board, Chair of the Internal Audit Committee and the Portfolio Valuation Committee and served on the Governance and Human Resources Committee at Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins. She was a director and member of various board committees at Ovivo Inc. from 2011 to 2016, the year it was privatized. She was a director and Chair of the Audit Committee at the Régie des Rentes du Québec from 2009 to 2015 and a director at the Institut des administrateurs de sociétés from 2009 to 2013. She was a director, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of several committees for the Société des Alcools du Québec from 2002 to 2010. 

 

Ms. Bélanger has been a director at the Société de services financiers Fonds FMOQ Inc. since 2014 and chairs its Audit Committee. She also serves as a director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee as well as of the Corporate Governance Committee at Lassonde Industries Inc. Furthermore, Ms. Bélanger is a director of Quebecor Media Inc. and Videotron Ltd. and member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Quebecor Inc., Quebecor Media inc. and Videotron Ltd.


Ms. Bélanger is a fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (FCPA, FCGA) and holds a certificate in Corporate Governance from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés de l’Université Laval. She is also a qualified corporate director (ASC). Ms. Bélanger has been the Chair of the Board of the CAS since September 2017 and has served on its board since 2016.

Michèle Colpron

Corporate Director

Michèle Colpron is a corporate director.


Ms. Colpron has over 30 years experience in leadership roles in the financial services industry. She held senior positions from 2000 to 2012 at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec where she was Senior Vice President, Financial Management. She also was Vice President, Investment Administration and Vice President, Finance and Administration Private Equity. From 1993 to 1999, Ms. Colpron held senior positions as Chief Financial Officer at Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) S.A. and Finance and Human Resources Manager of Standard Chartered Bank (Switzerland) S.A. Her foray into the international business began in 1989 with Ernst & Young in London followed by Hong Kong in 1991 until 1993 as audit manager. 

Ms. Colpron is Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (FCPA, FCA). She is also a qualified corporate director (ASC).


Ms. Colpron is member of the Boards of Directors of Fonds de solidarité FTQ since 2012, the Canada Infrastructure Bank since 2017 and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) since 2017. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of IIROC since 2020. She is a member of various committees of these Boards and is Chair of a Finance and Audit Committee, Chair of a Human Resources and Pension Committee, and Chair of a Financial Asset Management Committee. She was also a Vice Chair, corporate director and member of various committees of the Professional Insurance Liability Fund of Barreau of Quebec from 2012 until 2020.

Ms. Colpron is also a director of Quebecor Media Inc. and Videotron Ltd. and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Quebecor Inc., Quebecor Media Inc. and Videotron Ltd.

André P. Brosseau

Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Du Musée Investments Inc.

André P. Brosseau is Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Du Musée Investments Inc. (formerly Avenue Capital Markets BNB Inc.), a Family Office with private investments in Canada, the United States and Brazil that he founded in 2010.

 

He currently serves as Lead director, Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Compensation Committee for DMD Digital Health Connections Group Inc., a company of which he was one of the five founders, and that provides digital solutions for pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Brosseau is also an advisor and owner of Quintess (formerly Grupo Cimcorp Brazil), an IT company specializing in outsourcing and telecommunication infrastructure management. 

 

Mr. Brosseau was President for Blackmont Capital Markets in Toronto until June 2009 and then served as Chair of Québec Capital Markets until May 2010. From 1994 to 2007, he 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 is also a director of Quebecor Media Inc. (“QMI”) and of Videotron Ltd. (“Videotron”). He is also a member of Quebecor inc. ("QI"), QMI and Videotron’s Audit and Risk Management Committee, Chair of QMI’s Executive Committee and a member of QMI and QI’s Human Resources and Corporate Governance 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.

 

Lise Croteau

Corporate Director

Lise Croteau is a Corporate Director.

 

She was, from 2015 until March 31, 2018, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hydro-Québec. In this role, her mandate included orienting, developing and overseeing all financial, regulatory and management accounting activities, as well as financial planning, taxation, financial control and risk management. In addition, she was responsible for Hydro-Québec’s financial statements and reports. She joined Hydro-Québec in 1986, successively holding management positions, she also served as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer from May to July 2015.

 

A chartered professional accountant since 1984, Ms. Croteau was named a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (FCPA, FCA) in 2008. She is also a qualified corporate director (ASC).

 

In 2016, she ranked among Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, a distinction bestowed by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). In 2017, the Québec Chapter of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) presented her with the Ace of Finance award in the Financial Executive of a Large Corporation category.

 

Ms. Croteau is governor of the Université de Sherbrooke’s Fondation de recherche en administration (FRAUS), foundation for which she also served as a director until May 2019. Ms. Croteau was a director of the Montréal Heart Institute Foundation and a member of its Audit Committee until April 2019. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Ms. Croteau also serves on the Boards of Directors of Boralex Inc. and Total S.E. She is also a director of Quebecor Media Inc. and a member of the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee of Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc.

Robert Paré

Strategic Advisor Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Mr. Robert Paré is a Strategic Advisor at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP since February 2018, where he previously held the position of Senior Partner specializing in governance and corporate and commercial law. 

 

 Mr. Paré is currently member of the Board of Directors and member of the Conduct Review and Governance Committee of National Bank of Canada. He also serves on the Boards of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada and the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of Quebecor Media Inc. Mr. Paré has been a director for several other companies, including Essilor Goup Canada Inc., Groupe BMTC Inc., ADF Group Inc. and RONA Inc., where he served on the Nominating and Governance Committee from April 2009 to May 2016 and on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee from May 2012 to May 2016.

 

Mr. Paré has a bachelor’s degree in Law from Université Laval. He is a member of the Québec Bar.

Érik Péladeau

President Cie de Publication Alpha inc

Mr. Péladeau is President of Cie de Publication Alpha inc., a holding corporation.

 

He was, until June 30, 2018, 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 Chairmanand as Chairman of the Board.

 

Érik Péladeau is active in many charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Quebecor Media Inc. and he has also been a director of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. from 1993 to 2008.

Normand Provost

Corporate Director

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, he 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. 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 and was also a member of the Executive Committee. Between September 2009 and May 2014, he assumed the leadership of all of the Caisse’s initiatives in Québec.

 

 Mr. Provost is director and member of the Executive Committee of Quebecor Media Inc. and a director of Videotron Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Quebecor Inc., Quebecor Media Inc. and Videotron Ltd. In addition, he sits on the Supervisory Board and on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of Groupe Kéolis S.A.S., and chairs its Audit and Risk Management Committee since September 2020. Since March 2015, Mr. Provost also sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Investment Committee of Desjardins Financial Security. From January 2018 to December 2019, Mr. Provost was a member of the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec and the Chairman of its Risk Management Committee. Since January 2019, Mr. Provost is Chairman of the Board of Groupe Germain.

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