2023-2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Genium360’s Board of Directors actively contributes to the organization's development. Each director is an important player in defining and maintaining Genium360’s strategic direction to ensure its growth and sustainability.

Annual elections are held in October when there are vacancies on the Board of Directors. In September, Genium360's voting members are invited to take part in the organization's democratic life and stand for election. Stay tuned for communications concerning the nomination process.
 
If you would like to be a candidate for the next Board of Directors, please contact us at info@genium360.ca(Please note that a response time of 48 hours or less may apply).

 

ALEXANDRE PICHÉ, P.ENG., M. ENG.
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Chairperson

Current Position
Development Director, Content Creation Technology Group, Ubisoft

Education
Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, Université de Sherbrooke
Master's degree in engineering management, Université de Sherbrooke

Mandate at Genium360
3rd year of 1st mandate

Skills and Expertise
Product strategy and management, project management, team management, software development, video game production technologies.

Why Engineering?
Science and technology have always fascinated me, both because of my thirst to understand the world around us and my enthusiasm for experimenting with innovative technologies. Engineering is an opportunity for me to use my analytical and creative mind to innovate and create the non-existent, for issues as diverse as economic efficiency, social progress and environmental protection.

My Contribution to Genium360
I wish to contribute to making Genium360 a key player through the development of services and partnerships that meet the needs and values of its members. Thus, with my peers on the board of directors and the permanent staff, I want to collaborate by offering my expertise and experience in management and information technology to ensure the realization of the strategic plan and the sustainability of the organization.

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SOPHIE MINYEM, P.ENG., M. ENG.

Vice Chairperson
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Current Position
Compliance Engineer, Loto-Québec

Education
Bachelor's degree, Electrical Engineering, Université Laval
DESS, Project Management, Université de Sherbrooke
Master, Engineering Management, Université de Sherbrooke

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of the 2nd mandate

Skills and Expertise
Collaborate with business partners and other stakeholders in the execution of projects to ensure compliance with the organization's integrity requirements and follow up on compliance files with various stakeholders. Analysis, consulting, risk management.

Other Board-Level Involvement 
Daycare service at École Catherine-Soumillard in Lachine, Secretary of the parents' committee (2006-2007)

Why Engineering?
I chose this field because of the many opportunities for development that engineering specialties offer to students of all backgrounds, for the accomplishments and the outstanding contribution of various disciplines of engineering to the advancement of our societies.

My Contribution to Genium360
Collaborate and share with my colleagues from various engineering backgrounds on important issues that increase and maintain the effectiveness of Genium360's operations, further develop membership and a sense of belonging, and help improve the contribution of diversity at many levels within Genium360.

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FRANCOIS LACHANCE, P.ENG, MBA, CFA

Treasurer

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Current Position
Managing Director, Fundamental Equities, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Education
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
Master of Business Administration, HEC Montréal

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of 1st mandate

Other Board-Level Involvement 
D-Wave Systems, Director (2017-2022)

Skills and Expertise
Strategy, finance, portfolio and investments management, human resources management, ESG.

Why Engineering?
I have always loved math and science, so engineering was a natural choice for me. My intellectual curiosity and my desire to learn later pushed me to study and develop new skills in administration and finance, which led me to a second career in technology sector investments and portfolio management. 

My Contribution to Genium360
In collaboration with my fellow directors and the management team, I hope to contribute to organizational development by leveraging my expertise and experience as a manager, particularly in the areas of strategy, governance, finance, and investments.

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MARIE-FRANCE VEILLEUX, LLL, ASC, C. Dir.
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Secretary

Current Position
Director, Sustainable Investment and SMB Governance, Desjardins Capital

Education
LL.L, Université d’Ottawa
Management responsable, Université Laval
Collège des administrateurs de société, Université Laval

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of 1st mandate

Other Board-Level Involvement 
Institut des troubles d’apprentissages, Vice President and Chair of the Governance Committee (2022)
Justice pro bono, Secretary and Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee (2016)

Skills and Expertise
Governance, law, strategy, social responsibility and human resources.

My Contribution to Genium360
With a long experience in the practice of law, but especially in governance and ethics and human resources, as well as a consultant to organizations and as a member of boards of directors, the challenge of joining the Board of Genium360 appeals to me greatly. Genium360 is entering a new strategic cycle with the goal of putting the member at the heart of all its actions. Most of my career has been spent in organizations that put the member at the heart of their activities. It is this challenge of participating in the redefinition of member services and how to create a strong sense of trust and belonging to Genium360, both with members and the engineering community, that appeals to me most. Genium360 is well positioned to achieve its ambitions and has a dedicated team of professionals in place with whom I look forward to working.

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CARL BÉLANGER, P.ENG, MBA

Director

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Current position
Senior Director, Technology Transformation, Manac

Education
Certificate in Corporate Governance, Collège des administrateurs de sociétés - Université Laval (in progress) 
Certificate in Strategy, Leadership Institute
MBA in Business Management, Université Laval 
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (networks, telecommunications, computer science), Université Laval

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of 1st mandate

Other Board-Level Involvement 
Réseau Action TI, Director and Chairman of the HR Committee (2016- ) 
Externat St-Jean-Eudes, Director (2010-2015) 
Coordinating Committee for the annual Bell Kids Help Phone Walk, Director (2004-2009) 
Conseil du loisir scientifique de Québec, Director (2003-2005) 
Jeunes entreprises, Director (2000-2003)

Skills and Expertise
Strategy, information technology, cybersecurity, technological/digital transformation, organizational management and development, general management.

Why choose engineering?
I chose engineering because, for me, combining knowledge and technology was the best way to contribute to improving our society. It was, and still is, the best avenue for transforming everything that research, science and theory have to offer into concrete means and tools to make improvements and positive change in our everyday lives. Engineering has great potential, but with it comes great responsibility, and this has always been a great source of motivation and inspiration for me.

My contribution to Genium360
I'm just starting out with Genium360. First of all, I hope to be able to contribute my knowledge as well as my professional and management experience. As a member, I've had the opportunity on several occasions to benefit from the services, activities, training and promotions offered by Genium360, and I intend to contribute actively to continued improvement in these services, particularly by reaching a greater number of engineers working in every region of Québec and of every generation. It's quite a challenge to meet everyone's ever-changing expectations, but it's a challenge that's entirely achievable, and one that we must rise to with flying colours!

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GENEVIÈVE DELISLE, P.ENG., MBA, PMPPictureGenevieveDelisle

Director

Current Position
Director of Operations, Ineo Systrans - Canada

Education
Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in Science Management, Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University)
MBA in Business Management, Université Laval

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of 1st mandate

Skills and Expertise
Management, project management, business development, entrepreneurship.

Why Engineering?
I chose engineering because science and technology have always been a passion for me. I have always wanted to know how things work, and I believe that the future is in the hands of engineering.

My Contribution to Genium360
During my mandate, I wish to contribute to the creation of value for the corporation by ensuring that the services offered are adequate, easily accessible and that the continuing education offered is relevant to the path of its members. Furthermore, I want to reinforce the vision, mission and values by promoting the integrity and ethics of the profession throughout the corporation. I also believe it is important to promote the engineering profession and the many benefits that the Québec engineering community brings to society as a whole. I would like to interact with the members of the corporation and its administrators, and share my ideas to make the corporation more visible in Québec.

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JOE HADDAD, MBA

Director
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Current position
Senior Manager - Finance Transformation, KPMG

Education
MBA, Global Strategy and Leadership, McGill University

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of 1st mandate

Other Board-Level Involvement 
Young Directors of the Institute on Governance (IGOPP), Director (2020-2022)

Skills and Expertise
Strategy, budgets and forecasts, management.

Why get involved with Genium360?
Since the start of my professional career, I've always been involved in various activities to help move my sector forward, mainly in terms of governance. I was fortunate to have a network of peers and industry leaders who helped me achieve my goals. What's more, I've worked in several Québec engineering firms and I'm fascinated by the technological advances and know-how we have, and I've been able to bridge the gap between my finance background and the engineering community.
I'd like to give professionals and especially engineering students this opportunity to put forward their creative ideas and create a winning environment so they can stimulate innovation and development in our society. Genium360 is the ideal organization to get close to these professionals, network with them and make a real difference to support the development of our society.

My contribution to Genium360
As a member of Geniun360's Board of Directors, I will make a significant contribution thanks to my passion for education and my extensive professional experience in finance and business intelligence. Thanks to my background, I can bring a practical and relevant perspective to the board's discussions.
My first contribution is to put my network and connections to work for Genium360 and its important mission. I'm committed to fostering interaction between students and industry professionals, thereby creating enriching learning opportunities.
I'll be leveraging my network in Montreal's English-speaking universities, where I'm already involved, to help create an inclusive environment so that we retain the best talent and ensure we provide them with the best services to drive innovation.
As a member of the board, I am committed to promoting pedagogical innovation and maintaining the quality of training programs, ensuring that students acquire the skills they need to excel in the modern engineering world.

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ÉRIC LALANCETTE, P.ENG., MBA

DirectorPictureEricLalancette

Current Position
Director, Nexans Canada Inc.

Education
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
Certificate, Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
MBA, Université de Sherbrooke

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of 1st mandate

Skills and Expertise
Strategy in recruitment and retention of human resources.

Why Engineering?
The freedom to innovate, to create and to influence the world of tomorrow. A member of Genium360 for many years, I would like to give back to the organization by contributing to the Board of Directors through the Human Resources Committee.

My Contribution to Genium360
Develop strategies to raise the profile of Genium360 on multiple levels. Create and maintain a recognized brand image and finally, increase awareness through a greater number of active members.

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LYSE LE GAL, MBA, ASC, C. Dir.

Director
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Current Position
Director, Administration and Finance, PINQ² - Digital and Quantum Innovation Platform

Education
B. Economics, University of Ottawa
MBA, HEC Montréal 
ASC, University certification in corporate governance, Collège des Administrateurs de Société, Université Laval

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of 3rd mandate

Skills and Expertise
Strategy, business development, finance, management.

Other Board-Level Involvement 
OACIQ, Member of the trustee's decision review committee (2019- )
Squid Squad, Director (2019- )
AQCPE, Treasurer and Director (2016-2020)
Fondation Le Plateau, Treasurer and Director (2016-2017)
CPE La Galijode, Treasurer and Director (2012-2015)

Why get involved with Genium360?
I believe that Québec's economic prosperity depends on the cross-cutting integration of skills, training and professions. The role of engineers is crucial and Genium360 plays a facilitating role in the engineering ecosystem, in industry and in Québec society in general.

My Contribution to Genium360
I would like to contribute my experiences and perspectives on major contemporary issues to serve the organization in its strategic planning, positioning and good governance in order to continue to fulfill the mission of Genium360 for its members and ensure its sustainability.

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ISABELLE MURRAY, P.ENG., M. Sc. A.

DirectorPictureIsabelleMurray

Current position
Regional Director, Montreal | Senior Forensic Engineer, CEP Forensics

Education
Master's degree in Chemical Engineering: Interactions and degradation of electrical conductors in fire environments, Polytechnique Montréal 
Bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of 1st mandate

Other Board-Level Involvement 
CEP Forensique and CEP Forensics, Director

Skills and Expertise
Strategy, management, governance, entrepreneurship.

Why choose engineering?
When I finished my studies, I quickly found my calling in my forensic engineering practice. Driven by my great curiosity, I like to apply factual and technical bases to establish the causes of claims and accidents. I feel like I'm doing something useful by providing answers to questions that may seem complex at first.

My contribution to Genium360
As a director and fervent promoter of Genium360 for two decades, I'm committed to offering robust strategy and management expertise, combined with a deep passion for the holistic development of engineers. I want to make a significant contribution by aligning the organization's strategic objectives with the evolving needs of the profession and its members.

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PANGY NZENGI NGYADISA, P.ENG., M. ENG., MScM, PMP

AdministrateurPictureAngyNzengi

Current position
Engineering Manager, Air Liquide

Education
Double Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Centrale Lille (France)/Polytechnique Mons (Belgium) 
Master's degree in Management, Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management (Belgium)

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of 1st mandate

Skills and Expertise
Strategy, finance, budget management, project and portfolio management, asset management, team management and development, change management.

Why choose engineering?
My scientific curiosity and my passion for science and technology naturally led me to engineering. The desire to understand the how and why of things, to propose innovative solutions to society's problems, this constant desire to improve what already exists continues to fuel my career, my motivation and my professional development. Engineering is definitely the field in which I best express my personality.

My contribution to Genium360
I want to contribute to the promotion and influence of the engineering profession in general, but especially among young people. I would also like to support the management team in its mission to make engineers central to the definition and construction of today's and tomorrow's eco-responsible and sustainable society. All this with a clear focus on sound, responsible management of the organization.
Thanks to my own academic, geographical and professional diversity, I am also committed to diversity and inclusion in the corporation, to incorporate the vision of members from all backgrounds so as to build a strong, inclusive community.

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