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CEO Seminar: Alexandre Taillefer

XPND Capital


Tuesday 3 Oct 2017
From 5PM To 7PM

Alexandre Taillefer


Mr Alexandre Taillefer, Principal Associate at XPND Capital, shared his experience during a networking reception gathering researchers and business people.

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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Alexandre Taillefer

Alexandre Taillefer is a serial entrepreneur who started and expanded several projects over the years, all of which were integral to Montreal’s and Quebec’s cultural landscape. Known publicly since his appearance on the television show, “Dans l’Oeil du Dragon”, he is the principal associate at XPND Capital, an independent investment fund involved in the industries of transport electrification, technology, media, and entertainment. As a relentless defender of culture, he presides several boards of directors, notably those of the Montreal Piloting Committee, of Voir Communications, of gsmprjct, and of the Contemporary Arts Museum, which has experienced a significant revitalization since his arrival in 2012. Finally, he never hesitates to share his ideas and his passion with the world by getting involved in various sectors of Quebec’s cultural environment, whether it be as a public speaker, or by penning a socially engaged column for the newly revamped monthly publication Voir.

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16:45 - 17:15
17:15 - 18:00
Alexandre Taillefer
18:00 - 18:30
Question Period
Alexandre Taillefer, Louise Roy
18:30 - 19:00


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