Our board


Normand Provost, 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.

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Christiane Germain, Co-President

As Co-President of Germain Hôtels, Christiane Germain oversees operations and marketing for all of the group’s properties. Dynamic, tenacious, and inventive, her entrepreneurial qualities have been honoured on several occasions by Canada’s business and tourism communities.

Jean-Yves Germain, Co-President

Jean-Yves is co-president of Germain Hôtels. Trained at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) and gifted with a keen business sense, he oversees development, orchestrates financing and supervises the construction of all hotels.

Anne Darche, Owner of Pertinence, consultancy

Pertinence is a consultancy dedicated to strategic marketing communications and business intelligence on consumer trends.

Having studied consumer behaviour for 25 years, tracking and decoding the emerging signals that shape our world, Anne is recognized as Quebec’s leading expert on consumer trends.

Claude Choquette, President of HDG Inc.

Claude Choquette is President of HDG Inc.—a Daniel Gauthier holding company—and of GDG Placements Privés, the first private investment funds company in the Québec City region. A Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, he was the recipient of Emeritus honours from the Comité des comptables agréés de Québec, in 1996; and of the Hermès Award, the most prestigious distinction awarded by Université Laval’s Faculty of Business Administration, in 2005.

Genevieve Fortier, Fellow CHRP, Chief Executive Officer at Promutuel Insurance

Mrs. Geneviève Fortier, Fellow CHRP is Chief Executive Officer at Promutuel Insurance. In this role, she directs the fate of the organization, comprised of 2 000 employees regrouped in the 16 Mutualist Societies and its Shared Services Center; all being engaged to deploy our unique offerings to our 630 000 insured members.

Michel Verreault, President Verreault Inc.

Holder of a law degree from the Université Laval and a master's degree in construction project management from the University of Waterloo, Michel Verreault joined the family business founded in 1926 by his grandfather, J.E. Verreault et Fils, to apply his new knowledge. In the mid-1980s, he acquired the shares owned by the previous generation, was appointed vice-president and then in 1995, became president of the company.

Bernard Morency, Adjunct Professor, HEC

Bernard Morency is a member of the Board of directors at Université Laval where he chairs the Audit Committee, at Desjardins General Insurance Group where he chairs the Investment Committee, and at the International Centre for Pension Management where he chairs the Pension Education Committee. As a member of these boards, he lends his expertise to strategy, governance, finance and investment issues.

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