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
Jean-François Pruneau has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Videotron, which includes Videotron Business, Fizz, Vidéotron le superclub and Fibrenoire, since January 2019. With his team of 6,500 talented employees, he pursues Videotron’s mission of providing Quebecers with the best possible telecommunications and entertainment experience.
Jean-François Pruneau was previously Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Quebecor from 2010 to 2018. He joined the Corporation in May 2001 and served, in turn, as Director of Corporate Financing, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, and Vice President, Finance of Quebecor, Quebecor Media, Videotron and Sun Media Corporation. He previously occupied treasury positions with BCE Media Inc. and Canadian National Railway. He was also a lecturer at HEC Montréal from 1994 to 2003.
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.
Since 2012, he has been Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the Fondation Père Sablon, which supports the development of young people through sports and outdoor activities. He is a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s national campaign committee and co-chaired JDRF’s Montréal Ride for Diabetes Research in 2012 and 2013. His honours and distinctions include the award in the “Financial Executive of a Large Corporation” category in the 2015 “Aces of Finance” competition, organized by the Québec section of FEI Canada.
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.
Marc M. Tremblay
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary Quebecor
Marc M. Tremblay has been Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Quebecor since January 2019. He was previously Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Public Affairs, and Corporate Secretary. He joined Quebecor in 2007 as Vice President, Legal Affairs.
As Chief Operating Officer, Marc M. Tremblay assists Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and CEO of Quebecor, in managing the Corporation’s operations. He is also actively involved in business development, in addition to his responsibilities as head of Legal Affairs, Public Affairs, Human Resources, Real Estate, Environmental Affairs and the Corporate Secretariat.
Before joining Quebecor, Marc M. Tremblay 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.
Marc M. Tremblay is Chairman of the Board of the Fondation du CHUM and an Éducaloi ambassador.
Chief Financial Officer Quebecor
Hugues Simard has been Chief Financial Officer of Quebecor since January 2019.
Over a period of nearly 20 years, from 1998 to 2017, Hugues Simard occupied a series of key positions with various Quebecor subsidiaries, including Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Videotron from 2014 to 2017, Senior Vice-President, Development & Strategy of Quebecor Media, and Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Sun Media Corporation from 2007 to 2014. His notable achievements include the creation of QMI Agency, an integrated news agency, in 2009 and the organization and implementation of QMI Sales, an integrated sales force for the entire Corporation, in 2007.
Between June 2017 and his return to Quebecor, Hugues Simard was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Indigo Books & Music Inc. in Toronto.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering degree from the University of Toronto.
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 corporate affairs, regulatory, institutional and 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 sits on the Executive Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and is a member of Library and Archives Canada’s Advisory Committee. He is Chairman of CPAC, the cable public affairs channel, and Chairman of Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà. He is a member of the Boards of the Quebecor Fund, the Banff World Media Festival, the National Arts Centre Foundation, and the Fondation Lafontaine-Cormier. He previously served for 10 years on the Board of Musicaction and on the Commission du disque et du spectacle de variétés of SODEC. He has also been a member of the Board and the Executive Committee of the Quebec Employers Council and sat on the Advisory Committee of the Institut du Québec (a partnership between HEC Montréal and the Conference Board of Canada) for three years.
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.
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
President 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).