Madeleine Féquière Chair --- Director Corporate Credit, Domtar Corp.
Madeleine Féquière is the Director, Corporate Credit for Domtar Corporation. In this role, she provides oversight and support of credit risk for the entire Domtar organization.
Ms. Féquière has extensive management and operational experience in corporate credit administration, credit risk and operations, credit enhancements and global commerce, spanning the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In addition to her business leadership and professional roles, her community involvement spans over two decades of service through participation on numerous boards. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Greater Montreal, the Superior School of Ballet and MR3 Montréal Relève of the Board of Trade of Greater Montreal, among others. She has published over 50 articles in reputable credit risk magazines and online publications; she is also a respected lecturer. Ms. Féquière has received many awards in recognition of her accomplishments, including the Finance Award from CCQ and the Service Award from NACM-Canada. She is known for her leadership in promoting women to positions of power.
Dominique Anglade Cofounder and member of the Board of Directors --- Chair, Coalition Avenir Québec
Dominique Anglade began her career inengineering with Procter & Gamble in 1996. In 1998, at just 24 years old,she was asked to head up an Operations department, where she oversaw the workof more than 100 employees. From 2000 to 2003 she worked at Nortel Networks,specializing in strategic supply chain management and global forecasting. In2003, she became Director of External and Governmental Affairs for NortelNetworks Québec. In 2005, she joined prestigious firm McKinsey & Companywhere she advised executives of corporations. Her expertise has been mostlyfocused on corporate operational and organizational transformations in Americaand Europe. In 2012 she left McKinsey to become president of the CoalitionAvenir Québec.
Dominique Anglade is actively involvedin community-based activities. For the past 15 years, she has sat on the boardof directors or executive committee of over a dozen organizations, includingCentraide, the Governor General Leadership Conference, the Jeune Chambre decommerce de Montréal (which she chaired) and École Polytechnique’s strategiccouncil. She has been involved with the Liberal Party of Canada where she co-chairedthe Conference Canada 150 on the future of the country. In 2010 she foundedKANPE, a foundation fighting the cycle of poverty in Haïti by encouragingHaitian families and communities to become financially independent. Hercontributions are widely recognized, having received more than 25 awards ofdistinction such as the Bourse Émérite Desjardins for the top MBA graduate inQuébec, the “50 business leaders of tomorrow” and the “15 femmes qui ferontbouger le Québec” awarded by the newspaper Les Affaires, as well as a tributefor outstanding dedication and community outreach from the Ministère desrelations avec les citoyens du Québec. Moreover, she was named an exceptionalwoman for her commitment to the advancement of society by the Board of Trade ofMetropolitan Montréal and the École Polytechnique’s alumni association. In 2011the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec honoured Dominique Anglade for herexceptional contribution to her profession through her social engagement.
Born in Québec, Ms. Anglade has alsolived in Haiti, Ontario and British Columbia, and is fluent in five languages.She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from ÉcolePolytechnique de Montréal and an MBA from HEC Montreal. She is married and themother of 3.
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).
Fabrice Vil Secretary --- Lawyer, Langlois Kronström Desjardins
Bachelor in law from the University of Montreal, Fabrice Vil joined Langlois Kronström Desjardins in 2005 and began his career as a lawyer at the firm in 2007. Fabrice practices in the areas of both civil and commercial litigation and public and administrative law, primarily in complex files (including class actions) concerning such matters as professional liability and discipline, the independence of the judiciary, and commercial disputes involving industries such as banking, information technology and transportation.
Fabrice was a director of the Jeune Chambre de commerce haïtienne, is involved in various committees of the Bar of Montréal and is one of the cofounders of Aim For 3, a non-profit organization which goal is to ensure school perseverance and personal development of student-athletes in underprivileged neighbourhoods
Régine Chassagne Grand Ambassador --- Singer & musician, Arcade Fire
Régine is co-founder and co-leader of the acclaimed Canadian rock band Arcade Fire. Arcade Fire has received wide recognition for its musical achievements including two Juno awards and three Grammy nominations. Their second full-length album, Neon Bible, went Platinum in Canada and debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard charts.
Régine Chassagne holds a B.A. Honours in Communications Studies from Concordia University.
Régine Chassagne’s family has roots in Haiti. Since 2005, she has led the band’s involvement with the Haitian cause, raising money and awareness for Haitian charitable organizations, including Partners in Health.
Stéphane Brutus Board Member --- Professor Department of Management, Concordia University
Stéphane obtained his Ph.D. 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 Brutus is a Professor of Management at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal and served as Chair of the Management Department and Director of the Research Centre for Business Process Innovations. Dr. Brutus’ research focuses mainly on feedback processes in organizations.
He is interested in formal multi-source feedback intervention and informal feedback mechanisms. He has published on these topics in Human Resource Development Quarterly, the International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Leadership Quarterly, and the International Journal of Training and Development. He has served as Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science and President of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Stéphane Brutus has received numerous awards in recognition of his work.
Nancy Cleman Board Member --- Lawyer, Sternthal Katznelson Montigny
Nancy Cleman is a lawyer and trade mark agent with the firm of Sternthal Katznelson Montigny. She provides legal advice and consulting services to a variety of corporate and commercial clients, with a focus on intellectual property, information technology and entertainment law. She has both national and international experience. .
Nancy Cleman holds B.Sc., B.C.L and LL. degrees from McGill University and is a member of the Québec Bar (1983) and the Law Society of Upper Canada (1990) In 2009 she became certified as a commercial mediator. Prior to joining SKM she was corporate counsel to Autodesk, Inc, General Counsel to Discreet Logic Inc. Before joining Discreet, she was a partner in a major Canadian law firm. Nancy Cleman is benn active in community work for many years now and has and continues to serve on a number of Boards and committees.
Frédéric Michel Board Member --- Director, Business Strategy, Yellow Pages Group in Canada
Frédéric Michel is Director, Business Strategy for Yellow Pages Group in Canada. He holds an MBA from University
of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, where he also teaches
part-time, and an engineering degree from ITECH in France.
Deeply involved in his community, Mr.
Michel has been President of the Jeune Chambre de commerce de
Montréal and has served as First Vice-President of the Regroupement des
jeunes Chambres de commerce du Québec. He has sat on the boards of the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, the Fédération des Chambres de
commerce du Québec, the Fondation de la Jeune Chambre de commerce de
Montréal, the Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in
Canada (Forum for Young Canadians) and Circuit-Est Centre
In 2008, Frédéric Michel received the
Association des MBA du Québec’s Prix Tremplin in the Consulting