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Postponed - CEO Seminar: Éric Lachance

A special meeting with Éric Lachance, President and CEO, Energir


Wednesday 10 Apr 2024
From 5PM To 7PM



This event is postponed.

Éric Lachance, President and CEO of Energir, will share his experience at a 5 à 7 with researchers and business people.

The interview between Louise Roy and Éric Lachance will be followed by a networking cocktail.









Invitation-only event

Éric Lachance

Mr. Éric Lachance joined Energir in January 2017 as Vice President, Finance, and was then appointed Senior Vice President, Regulatory, IT, Logistics and Chief Financial Officer in June 2018. He became President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. Previously, Mr. Lachance held several positions at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), including the last three years as Regional Director - Europe at its subsidiary CDPQ Paris, where he led the team responsible for managing the monitoring and valuation of the Caisse's European infrastructure investment portfolio. In this capacity, he represented the Caisse on the boards of directors and supervisory boards of several companies, including Fluxys Belgium, Colonial Pipeline, Keolis and Heathrow Airport.

Committed to the energy transition, Éric Lachance sees energy not as a product, but as a service that must respond as effectively as possible to various needs, including the need to move towards a lower-carbon economy.  For Mr. Lachance, the metamorphosis of the energy world over the next 20 years will be a source of challenges that will require creativity and adaptability.

Mr. Lachance holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Finance and Economics from McGill University, and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2000. He is a member of the Board of Directors of La Fondation des Petits Rois, whose mission is to promote the education and development of children living with intellectual disabilities.  Since 2020, he has been a member of Centraide of Greater Montreal's Campaign Cabinet's Industry and Transportation Division Committee.

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Louise Roy

A corporate director and international consultant, Louise Roy is currently Chair of the Board and a Visiting Fellow at CIRANO.

Louise Roy has held́ senior management positions in the urban transportation, air transportation and communications industries. She waś CEO of the Société de transport de Montréal (1985-1992), Executive Vice President for the Americas of Air France at its Paris headquarters (1994-1997), CEO of Telemedia Communications Inc. (1997-2000) and Executive Vice President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (2000-2003).

Since September 2003, Ms. Roy has been a Visiting Fellow at CIRANO and, since 2012, she has chaired the Board of Directors of this Center for Applied Research in Public Policy. She was Chancellor and Chair of the Board of the University of Montreal from 2008 to 2018 and was named Chancellor Emeritus.

During her career, she has also served as a director of Power Financial Corporation and Intact Financial Corporation, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Montreal International, Provigo Inc, Laurentian Bank of Canada, Videotron Ltd. and Domtar Corporation. She has chaired the Board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, a cultural granting organization. Ms. Roy is currently a director of the Opéra de Montréal, the Montreal International Music Competition Foundation (MIMC) and the Montreal Airport.

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16:45 - 17:15
17:15 - 18:00
Éric Lachance, Louise Roy
18:00 - 19:00


1130 Rue Sherbrooke O #1400, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada