The members of the Executive Committee
Pierre Karl Péladeau
President and CEO Quebecor
After serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor from 1999 to 2013, Pierre Karl Péladeau returned to that position on February 16, 2017 and also became President and CEO of Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group.
At a young age, Pierre Karl Péladeau showed a keen interest in business and in Quebecor, the company founded by his father in 1965. He took the helm of Quebecor subsidiaries starting in 1985 and oversaw a series of acquisitions that would play a decisive role in the future of the family business. In 2000, as President and CEO of Quebecor, he initiated a decisive change in course, the acquisition of Videotron Group and TVA, making Quebecor a major player in the new economy in Canada.
In 2014, Pierre Karl Péladeau left the corporate world to enter politics. He ran as the Parti Québécois candidate in Saint-Jérôme riding and was elected to Québec’s National Assembly in April 2014. He became the party’s leader on May 15, 2015 and served as Leader of the Official Opposition in the National Assembly until May 2, 2016.
Pierre Karl Péladeau has chaired numerous boards of directors, including LA LA LA Human Steps (1994-2004), the Fondation de l'entrepreneurship (2011-2014), Hydro-Québec (2013-2014) and Quebecor Media (2013-2014). He has also been a member of the board of directors of the Conseil du patronat du Québec (2007-2010) and the Fondation Lionel-Groulx (2012-2014). In line with his longstanding commitment to preserving and promoting Québec culture, in 2008 he launched Éléphant: The memory of Québec cinema, a major philanthropic project dedicated to digitizing, restoring and making accessible Québec’s cinematic heritage. Today, he is President of the Fondation Chopin-Péladeau, a private family foundation named after his parents, Raymonde Chopin and Pierre Péladeau.
Pierre Karl Péladeau received the Québec National Assembly’s Medal of Honour in 2005 and was named a Chevalier of the Ordre de la Pléiade in 2013.
President and CEO Videotron
Manon Brouillette has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Videotron, which includes Videotron Business Solutions, Vidéotron Le Superclub, 4Degrees and Fibrenoire, since 2013. With her team of 6,500 talented employees, Manon pursues Videotron’s mission of providing Quebecers with the best possible telecommunications and entertainment experience. She has been with the organization since 2004.
Manon Brouillette graduated from Université Laval with a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing. She received the university’s distinguished alumnus award in 2013. She has also completed the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Executive Program.
Manon Brouillette sits on the boards of SFR in Europe and the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montréal. She is also Executive Vice-Chair of the Quartier de l’innovation and a director of the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation.
The many awards and distinctions Manon has received in the course of her career include the Stratège prize from the Association des professionnels de la communication et du marketing (2006), the Growth Award from the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (2007), the Germaine-Gibara Leadership award from the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (2014), inclusion in the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list (2014, 2016) and the Private Sector Executive award from the Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec (2016).
President and CEO TVA Group
Chief of Content Quebecor Content
France Lauzière was appointed President and CEO of TVA Group and Chief Content Officer of Quebecor Content in October 2017. After joining TVA Group in 2001, she served as Director of Variety and then General Manager, Programs. In 2006 she was appointed Vice President, Programming of TVA. In 2013, she also became Senior Vice President of Quebecor Content. In that capacity, she was responsible for a team that creates, develops, acquires, distributes and exports audiovisual content, bringing the work of talented Quebecers to a wider audience.
Under France Lauzière’s stewardship, the production of flagship shows such as Star Académie, La Voix and Les beaux malaises helped consolidate TVA’s dominant position in the Québec television industry. She was also behind the modernization of TVA’s visual identity in 2012 and TVA Network’s recent moves to strengthen its appeal to younger audiences with series such as Pour Sarah and La Voix junior.
After the creation of Quebecor Content in 2013, France Lauzière spearheaded major innovations in content creation, acquisition and multiplatform distribution suitable for the new digital media age. That approach has yielded solid growth for the over-the-air TVA Network, TVA Group specialty channels and Videotron’s Club illico in recent years, driven by hit series such as Mensonges, Blue Moon and Victor Lessard.
In keeping with her interest in content, France Lauzière is a member of the Board of Factry, a school for creativity dedicated to forging creative minds equipped to find new solutions to contemporary challenges. Her community engagement also includes serving as a director of Mission du Dr Marsolais, an organization that supports the families of organ and tissue donors throughout the donation process. In 2015, she was honoured by the Association Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Quebecor
Jean-François Pruneau has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Quebecor since November 2010. He joined the Corporation in May 2001 and served, in turn, as Director of Corporate Finance, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and Vice President, Finance of Quebecor, Quebecor Media, Videotron and Sun Media Corporation.
Jean-François Pruneau holds an M.Sc. in finance from HEC Montréal and has been a member of the Montréal chapter of the CFA Institute since 2000. Before joining Quebecor, he held treasury positions with BCE Media and Canadian National Railway. He was also a lecturer at HEC Montréal from 1994 to 2003.
Since 2012, Jean-François Pruneau has been Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the Fondation Père Sablon, which raises money to support child development through sports and outdoor activities. He is also a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) national campaign committee and co-chaired JDRF’s Montreal Ride for Diabetes Research in 2012 and 2013. The honours he has received include the “Financial executive of a large corporation” award in “The Aces of Finance” competition, organized by the Québec section of FEI Canada.
Marc M. Tremblay
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Public Affairs, and Secretary Quebecor
Marc Tremblay, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Public Affairs, and Secretary, joined Quebecor in 2007 as Vice President, Legal Affairs.
He heads a legal department that is responsible for meeting the needs of all subsidiaries and divisions in virtually all areas of law, including corporate and commercial law, securities law, labour disputes and labour law, intellectual property (copyright and trademarks), and real estate law. He also oversees the corporate secretariat and communications departments, which employ some 50 professionals.
Before joining Quebecor, he practised law with Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright Canada), where he represented many major Québec firms from a wide range of industries, including media, pulp and paper, food, financial services, retail, metallurgy and manufacturing. He became a partner in 1990 and, in 2006, director of the employment and labour law group, which included some 30 lawyers at the time.
Marc M. Tremblay is Chairman of the Board of the Fondation du CHUM, an Éducaloi ambassador, and a governor of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec.
Senior Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs Quebecor
J. Serge Sasseville has been Senior Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs of Quebecor since 2008. He is responsible for, among other things, regulatory affairs, governmental affairs and industry relations.
Since joining Quebecor in 1987, he has served in many legal and managerial capacities, including Director of Legal Services of Quebecor and Corporate Secretary of Quebecor Communications; Vice President, Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary and Assistant to the President of Archambault Group; founder and General Manager of the archambault.ca e-commerce site; Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Videotron and Canoe; and President, Archambault Group Music Division.
J. Serge Sasseville is a member of the Canada Media Fund’s Funders Group. He is a member of the executive committee and vice chairman of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and chairman of CPAC, the cable public affairs channel. He is also a member of the advisory committees of the Institut du Québec (a partnership between HEC Montréal and the Conference Board of Canada) and Library and Archives Canada, and of the boards of the Quebecor Fund, the Banff World Media Festival, the National Arts Centre Foundation, and the Fondation Lafontaine-Cormier. He is chairman of Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà and served for 10 years on the board of Musicaction and on SODEC’s recordings and concerts committee.
J. Serge Sasseville was called to the Québec bar in 1981. Prior to joining Quebecor, he practised law as a litigator with Stein, Monast in Québec City from 1981 to 1987.
Vice President, Human Resources Quebecor
Denis Desaulniers has been Vice President, Human Resources of Quebecor since September 2016. He is responsible for talent development and management, succession planning, and promoting Quebecor’s corporate values with a view to capturing and leveraging synergies among the subsidiaries.
He has many years of HR experience, having made his mark as a senior manager with successful international companies. For nearly 15 years (1998-2012), he occupied a series of executive positions with Pepsi-Cola in Québec, the US and the rest of Canada, including VP, Human Resources. Before joining Quebecor, he was Vice President, Human Resources and Communications of Colabor Group Inc., a food industry leader in Québec and Ontario.
Denis Desaulniers graduated from Université Laval with a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations and has pursued graduate studies in occupational health and safety. He is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA). Over the years, he has volunteered with many sports organizations.
Senior Vice President, Newspapers, Magazines, Distribution and Printing Quebecor
President and Publisher Journal de Montréal
Lyne Robitaille is Senior Vice President, Newspapers, Books and Magazines of Quebecor and President and Publisher of Le Journal de Montréal. In that capacity, she is responsible for expanding the reach of the media segment of Quebecor and TVA Group’s brands. She has spearheaded numerous strategic initiatives, including the digital shift at the Group’s newspapers, which has made them the most widely read media properties across all platforms today.
Lyne Robitaille has occupied many management positions at Quebecor’s newspaper business since joining the organization in 1988, including Vice President, Finance; Operations Manager; President and Publisher; and Executive Vice President, Operations.
Lyne Robitaille graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1985. She is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA, CA).
Chief Operating Officer Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group
Martin Tremblay was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group in August 2017. In that capacity, he is responsible for optimal development and coordination of the Group’s operations. Sports and Entertainment Group includes the Videotron Centre, Gestev, the Québec Remparts and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
After joining Quebecor in 2010, Martin Tremblay represented the Corporation in the design and construction of the new Québec City arena. From 2012 to 2017, he served as Vice President, Public Affairs of Quebecor. He previously worked for several years in the office of the Minister of the Environment, the office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and other Québec government departments.
Martin Tremblay holds a Bachelor’s degree in international relations from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He was a member of the board of governors of the Québec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2014 to 2017 and Vice-Chairman of the QMJHL Executive Committee during the last year of that period.
President, Publishing, Book Group Quebecor
CEO CEC Publishing
Christian Jetté has been President, Publishing of Quebecor’s Book Group, which includes the publishing houses Librex, Homme, Ville-Marie littérature and others, since 2013, and CEO of textbook publisher CEC Publishing since 2003. A 30-year veteran of Quebecor, he also served as Vice President, Finance of CEC Publishing from 1990 to 2003 and worked in distribution at Québec-Livres, a Quebecor subsidiary.
In addition to his extensive expertise in the book publishing industry, Christian Jetté has worked in manufacturing and at a major accounting firm. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from HEC Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA, CA).
Christian Jetté is actively involved in the community. He is currently a director of the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres and of the Fondation de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), and a past director of the Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction (Copibec).
Executive Vice-President Advertising Sales and Marketing, Quebecor
Vice-President Sales and Marketing, TVA Group
Donald Lizotte has been Executive Vice-President, Advertising Sales and Marketing of Quebecor and Vice-President, Sales and Marketing of TVA Group since August 2014. He is responsible for sales for all of the Group’s media properties and for partnership and sponsorship sales for all Gestev events.
Donald Lizotte joined Videotron in 2005 as Vice President of Sales, Consumer Market. He subsequently served in several senior management positions at the Corporation, including President and CEO, Retail Sales and Books, of Quebecor. Prior to joining Quebecor, he was a sales executive with various national and international firms, including more than 8 years in Toronto.
Donald Lizotte serves on several boards of directors, including that of Opération Enfant Soleil.
Executive Vice President, Development & Music Quebecor
As Executive Vice President, Development & Music since February 2017, Anne Vivien is responsible for Musicor and Distribution Select.
Anne Vivien has worked in and been actively engaged in the music industry since the beginning of her career. She has held numerous management positions in Québec, which have also led to stints in New York and Europe. From 1994 to 1996, she was manager of the community radio station CIBL in Montréal. She then served as Artistic Director, Artists and Development at BMG Canada until 2004. From 2004 to 2009, she was director of the Musicor label, after which she founded her own consulting and management firm, Viktoria Music, where she worked on the career of Florence K among others.
Since 1996, Anne Vivien has distinguished herself as an artistic manager working with artists such as Muzion (Félix award for Best Hip Hop Album, 2000 and 2003), Andrée Watters (Félix for Best Rock Album, 2004 and 2006), Marie Élaine Thibert (Félix for Top-Selling Album, 2004; Juno for Francophone Album of the Year, 2005), Marie Mai (Félix for Best Rock Album, 2008), Florence K (Félix for Best World Music Album, 2007 and 2009), Mario Pelchat and Michel Legrand (Félix for Best Jazz Album, 2009), Marie-Ève Janvier and Jean-François Breau (5 nominations for ADISQ awards, 2014) and Yoan (two-time winner of the Canadian Country Music Association’s award for Top Selling Canadian Album of the Year, 2015 and 2016).
Anne Vivien hold’s a Bachelor’s degree in international economics. She is a member of the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) and sits on various committees of the Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ). She has been a member of the Music Managers Forum Canada since 2013.