President Jean Laurin is President and CEO of Devencore Investments Inc., headquartered in Montreal. Highly involved in his community, he is a member of the board of directors of Montréal International and the Pointe-à-Callière museum, a member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal Foundation, Chairman of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation, a member of the executive committee of the Université du Québec à Montréal Foundation, and a member of the Fondation de la Place des Arts. He is also a member of Le Cercle des présidents du Québec and the World Presidents’ Organization.
Vice-Chair Michel Tourangeau is a lawyer and partner with the firm Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon, where he practices commercial, corporate and real estate law. He is a certified corporate director and a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec. Highly involved in the business community, he is a governor and member of the executive committee of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de l’Est de l’Île de Montréal, President of the Caisse Desjardins de Mercier-Rosemont, Vice President of the Desjardins Council of Representatives –Eastern Montreal Region, and a founding member of the Réseau des gens d’affaires de l’Est de Montréal. He is also Vice President of the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation, and an administrator and Chairman of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec’s Governance Committee.
Pierre Bernier is a business management specialist. In the cultural sector, he sat on the board of directors of the SODEC from 2009 to 2013, where he held the positions of Vice-Chair and President of the audit committee. In the business community, he has been CEO of JJ Buckley Fine Wines, CEO of Intelligent Cellars Inc., Executive Vice President of the Autorité des marchés financiers, and Vice President, Finance and Administration, of Airborne Entertainment Inc. A graduate of the Commerce program at the Université de Sherbrooke, he also holds a WSET Level II international wines and spirits certification and is an ICD.D accredited corporate director.
Marc Blondeau is President and CEO of the Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal. In this capacity, he plays an active role in Montreal’s cultural life, and is a member of the board of directors of the Quartier des spectacles Partnership. He is also a member of several international organizations in the arts and entertainment fields. He was formerly the Chairman of the board of directors of the National Theatre School of Canada. A well-known figure in the field of media and communications, before joining the Place des Arts team he held several management positions with Télémédia Communications, TVA Group, and Rogers Media.
Sylvie Chagnon is closely involved with the management of corporate donations at Lallemand Inc. She is a member of the board of directors of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, and the Fondation de la Place des Arts. She was associated with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal as a member of the board of directors and Chair of Les Amis des Grands. She sat on the board of the Montréal Breast Cancer Foundation and is Co-founder of the Serenity Program. She has taken an active part in major fundraisers for these organizations.
Annie Derome is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Producer at the firm gsmprjct° création, as well as a partner with investment fund XPND Capital. She previously worked for Cirque du Soleil where she was actively involved in the development of several shows and partnerships in various countries. Trained as an actuary, she has worked for such companies as Vidéotron Communications, RBC Dominion Securities, and Aon Consulting where she acquired significant experience in the area of international business development. She is a member of the board of directors of the Angus Development Corporation and of X3 Productions.
Danielle Laramée ASC, is a Partner and Leader of Human Capital in the firm of Ernst & Young. As a leader in her field in Canada, she has been very active in the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the Fiscal and Financial Planning Association. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Standards Council of Canada. She has been a lecturer at the Université du Québec à Montréal and has given many seminars on the subject of taxation. She is also involved with several charitable organizations. She is a member of the board of directors of the UQAM Foundation and is a certified corporate director.