Madeleine Féquière Chair --- Senior Director and Chief Officer, Corporate Credit, Domtar Corporation
Madeleine Féquière is a Quebecois businesswoman of Haitian origin. Senior Director and Chief Officer of Corporate Credit for Domtar Corporation worldwide, Madeleine is a specialist in the management, operation, and administration of corporate credit and global commerce, having worked on all continents.
Outside of her professional work, her community involvement has led her to serve on many Boards of Directors. She is Chair of the Board of Directors for l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, and member of the Board of Directors for Quebec Culture Capital Fund and St. Mary's Hospital. As a recipient of numerous awards in honour of her achievements, Madeleine has been recognized in Premières en affaires magazine as one of eight key women from the international scene.
Dominique Anglade Co-founder --- President-chief Executive Officer Montréal International
Dominique Anglade began her career as an engineer with Procter & Gamble in 1996. In 1998, at the age of 24, she was asked to head an operations department, where she oversaw the work of more than 100 employees. From 2000 to 2003 she worked at Nortel Networks, where she specialized in supply chain strategic management and global forecasting. In 2004, she was promoted to the position of Director of External and Governmental Affairs for Nortel Networks in Québec. From 2005 to 2012, she worked for the prestigious firm McKinsey & Company, where she advised corporate executives. Throughout her career, Ms. Anglade has developed a recognized expertise in major organizational transformations. In 2013, she was appointed President and CEO of Montréal International, whose mandate is to attract foreign direct investment, international organizations and strategic talent to Greater Montréal.
Ms. Anglade is also actively involved in the community and, for the past 20 years, has sat on the board of directors of over fifteen organizations and chaired several of them, including a student association (École Polytechnique Montréal), a professional association (Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal [Montréal youth chamber of commerce]), a foundation (KANPE, which she also co-founded) and a political party (Coalition Avenir Québec). Ms. Anglade’s contributions have earned her more than 25 awards and distinctions, such as the Desjardins Emeritas Award presented by the Québec MBA Association to top MBA graduates in Québec, the “15 femmes qui feront bouger le Québec” (Fifteen women spearheading change in Québec) distinction presented by Les Affaires, and a tribute for her outstanding dedication and community outreach from the Ministère des relations avec les citoyens du Québec (Québec department of citizen relations and immigration). In 2011, l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (Québec society of professional engineers) honoured Ms. Anglade for her invaluable contribution to the profession through her involvement in the community.
Born in Québec, Ms. Anglade has lived in Haiti, Ontario and British Columbia and speaks five languages. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and an MBA from HEC Montréal. Ms. Anglade is married and a mother of three children.
Régine Chassagne Grand Ambassador --- Singer & musician, Arcade Fire
Régine Chassagne is co-founder and co-leader of the independent Montreal band Arcade Fire. Critically acclaimed since the early 2000s, Arcade Fire won the Grammy award for Album of the Year in 2011 for its album The Suburbs. Two years later, the band released Reflektor, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
Régine Chassagne is Co-Chair of the event "Hats Off to Haiti" in the 2014 Montréal en Lumière Festival. She also supports the Kanaval gala, a multidisciplinary event inspired by the Haitian Carnival from which all profits will be donated to KANPE.
Riccardo Alexandre Treasurer --- Manager, Portfolio Accounting, Dundee Leeds Management Inc.
Riccardo Alexandre has been working in the investment accounting business for close to 10 years. He has acquired extensive accounting experience specifically in the financial services and private mutual funds industry holding several positions. He currently works for Dundee Leeds Management Services Ltd., Hedge Funds Administrator, a subsidiary of Dundee Corporation. As the Manager of the Portfolio Administration Department he oversees the on boarding of new clients on the Dundee Leeds’ accounting system and plays a key role in developing internal control procedures. Prior to joining Dundee Leeds, Mr. Alexandre was teaching finance and accounting at College CDI.
Riccardo Alexandre is one of the founding members of the Jeune Chambre de commerce Haïtienne where his principal responsibility for 4 years was to oversee all financial management, planning and treasury activities to ensure all of the organization’s financial goals were met.
Mr. Alexandre holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting and Finance from HEC Montréal and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Catherine Brisebois Board Member --- Senior Manager of Corporate Projects, Groupe Dynamite
Catherine Brisebois is senior manager of corporate projects at the Quebec fashion retailer Groupe Dynamite, where she leads several strategic initiatives to support U.S. and global growth of their brands Garage and Dynamite.
Catherine began her career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. In 2008, eager to satisfy her interest in international development, Catherine joined the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) of the Clinton Foundation. With CHAI, she lived in Africa (Senegal, Togo) for nearly three years to support the governments of fifteen countries in the West African region to improve access to treatment for patients suffering from HIV/AIDS and malaria. Through this field experience, Catherine has had the opportunity to work closely with many players in the field of public health and became deeply aware of the magnitude of the challenges faced by developing countries such as Haiti. She also serves as Field VP on the Board of KANPE.
Catherine holds a degree in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montreal and graduated in 2013 from Harvard Business School, where she successfully completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Stéphane Brutus Board Member --- Associate Dean, Graduate Professional Programs, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Stéphane obtained his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 1995. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, North Carolina. Currently, Stéphane is Associate Dean, Graduate Professional Programs, at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal. He has served as Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science and President of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Christian A. Lazarre Board Member --- Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais
In 2009, Christian joined Borden Ladner Gervais, Canada's largest full service law firm. As an attorney, Christian now practises in corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions and banking finance (including syndicated loans, constructions loans, loans related to energy projects and the establishment of securities). He holds bachelors' degrees in civil law (LL.B) and Common law (J.D.) from the University of Montreal, as well as a certificate in Chinese law from the China University of Political Science and Law of Beijing. Prior to studying law, Christian completed a computer engineering degree at the University of Sherbrooke, after which he worked as a business and information technology consultant for Group CGI.
In the past years, Christian acted as coordinator and general manager for a commercial mission to China, Malaysia and Singapore, and as Vice-President for the Junior Chamber of commerce of Montreal, an organization with which he was involved for nearly five years. Member of the Kanpe team since the foundation was launched in July 2010, Christian acted as an ambassador, head of the ambassadors program, and then director of corporate financing, before becoming Vice-President Funding, a position he still holds today.
Valérie Pisano Board Member ---- Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company
Valerie Pisano has been an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company’s Montreal offices since 2005. Her experience and expertise in driving organizational transformations and in building leadership skills have led her to work with clients of various fields, particularly amongst the healthcare system. Before joining McKinsey, Valerie worked in communications and marketing for Bell Canada for three years.
Obtaining a Bachelor in Business Management from HEC Montreal and a Masters in Applied Economics, she has been most interested in questions of World Economic Development for years. To say, her Master’s thesis related to the underlying economic factors of circumcision in Africa. In 2004, she flew to the the Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana to volunteer and work with Children Better Way. She has also acted as Vice-President of the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal from 2001 to 2003, and had the privilege to participate in the the General Governor’s Canadian Conference on Leadership in 2008.
Valerie has been involved with KANPE since its start; at first as an ambassador, today as a member of its Board of Directors and of its Finance Committee.
Fabrice Vil Secretary --- Cofounder and President, Pour 3 Points
Fabrice Vil is Cofounder and President of Pour 3 Points, a charity founded in 2011 that focuses on the influence of sports coaches on their student-athletes in underprivileged areas so as to engage them in both personal and academic success. A graduate in Law from l'Université de Montréal, Fabrice worked as a lawyer in civil and commercial litigation for six years at the firm of Langlois Kronström Desjardins.