Management Committee

A management committee formed of the President and CEO and six other officers is responsible for managing the Fonds de solidarité FTQ’s operations.

Highlights of the Management Committee’s mandate:

• Oversee the Fonds’ orientations and strategic, budget and financial decisions;
• Monitor implementation of action plans and the Fonds’ performance; 
• Routinely review operations.

    • Gaétan Morin

      Gaétan Morin

      President and Chief Executive Officer

      Gaétan Morin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ since 2014. A member of the Fonds team since 1989, Mr. Morin held a variety of roles in the organization before becoming president, including Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Investment, Senior Vice-President, Natural Resources and Consumer Goods, Investment Director, Portfolio Manager and Financial Adviser.

      Before joining the Fonds, Mr. Morin worked in business financing for various securities brokers, including Pemberton Securities and Saumier Morrisson et associés. Prior to this, he served as Project Manager for a number of mining companies and for the Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec.

      Gaétan Morin sits on the boards of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, SSQ Financial Group, the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship and the Cercle des présidents du Québec. In 2005, he was awarded the Prix Mérite Ressources by the Ordre des géologues du Québec.

      He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and geology, as well as a master’s degree in economic geology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

    • Geoffrey Bainbridge

      Geoffrey Bainbridge

      Vice-President Human Resources

      Geoffrey Bainbridge has been Vice-President, Human Resources since March 2016. In this role, he sits on the Fonds’ Management Committee and is responsible for human resources management and organizational development.
       
      He has 30 years’ experience in this area and has developed an extensive expertise in business integration and planning, process reengineering, transformation and reorganization, project start-up and skills management.

      Prior to joining the Fonds, Mr. Bainbridge was Vice-President, Human Resources at McKesson Canada, the country’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, as well as at CGI and Radialpoint. He also held various positions at Bombardier, where he was Director, Organizational Development, Recreational Products Division, then Vice-President, Human Resources, Total Transit Systems Division and then Senior Director, Americas’ Centre of Excellence.

      Mr. Bainbridge holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Industrial Relations and a minor in Sociology from McGill University. 
    • Normand Chouinard

      Normand Chouinard

      Executive Vice-Président, Investments

      Normand Chouinard is Executive Vice-Président of Investments at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 1980.

      He then spent 15 years in Québec SME financing, working for such institutions as the Business Development Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montréal and Mouvement Desjardins.

      Mr. Chouinard joined the Fonds team in 1998 as Director General of the Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Montérégie.

      He began his career at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in April 2004 as Investment Director, Agri-food, Chemistry and Plastics. On February 1, 2006, he was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Natural Resources, Industries and Consumer Goods, and in July 2014 ascended to his current position.


    • Chantal Doré

      Chantal Doré

      Vice-President, Information Technology, Project Management and Administration

      Chantal Doré has been Vice-President, Information Technology, Administration and Project Management at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ since 2014. In this capacity, she is responsible for defining technology orientations that support the achievement of the Fonds’ mission as well as for project management and administrative services. Most recently, as Vice-President, Strategic Projects and Support, from 2004 to 2010, she evaluated, influenced and translated the organization’s development vision for capital inflow growth, customer service, business process optimization, system development and quality assurance. In 2010, her responsibilities were expanded to include oversight of the Fonds’ IT environment.

      From 1997 to 2004, Chantal Doré served as Vice-President, Shareholder Services. From 1987 to 1997, she held in turn, the positions of Director, Trust Services and Redemptions, Assistant Director, Registrar, and Coordinator, Trust Services.

      Ms. Doré is involved in the Fondation Ressources jeunesse, an organization that helps youths find employment. She sits on the Fonds de solidarité’s Management Committee and chairs its IT Steering Committee and Purchase-by-Agreement Decision-Making Committee.

      Chantal Doré holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in information systems, from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (HEC), and has completed advanced courses in project management and team coaching.

    • Denis Leclerc

      Denis Leclerc

      Executive Vice-President, Business Development, Savings Market

      Denis Leclerc joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1985. He has been Executive Vice-President, Business Development, Savings Market and a member of the Fonds’ management committee since October 1997. In 2002, Mr. Leclerc was also appointed President and CEO of the Fondation de la formation économique, a position he still holds today.
      Before assuming his current position, Mr. Leclerc was, in turn, Vice-President, Shareholder Services, Assistant Vice-President, Shareholder Services, Subscriptions Director, and Subscription Coordinator for the Canadian Paperworkers Union (SCTP).

      A union activist for many years, Mr. Leclerc was Chairman of the Conseil régional des travailleurs et travailleuses du Centre du Québec in the 1980s. He was also a member of the bargaining unit at CIP inc. in Trois-Rivières, where he also spent several months training and coaching local representatives as well as coordinating subscription activities on behalf of the Fonds.

      After obtaining a high school leaving diploma from Séminaire de Trois-Rivières, Denis Leclerc studied communications, business administration and marketing. He also holds a diploma in corporate governance from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés de l'Université Laval. Mr. Leclerc is a member of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) and holds the designation of Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) and of Chartered Director (C.Dir.) from the Directors College (McMaster University). He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec, the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et relations industrielles du Québec, the Relationship Marketing Association, the American Marketing Association, the Association de planification financière et fiscale and of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.


      Mr. Leclerc also serves on the Board of Directors of Maison des Futailles.
    • Sylvain Paré

      Sylvain Paré

      Executive Vice-President, Finance

      Sylvain Paré has been Executive Vice-President, Finance, of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ since January 2015. In this role, he sits on the Fonds’ Management Committee and oversees four corporate functions: financial control, tax, financial management and integrated risk management. He also chairs the Integrated Risk Management Advisory Committee. Previously, during his tenure as Vice-President, Financial Management and Strategy, from 2006 to 2014, he spearheaded the development of an integrated risk management program, implemented a financial compliance program and overhauled the organization’s integrated financial asset management policy.

      Prior to joining the Fonds, Mr. Paré was Executive Director, Finance and Capital Management, at the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec from 2004-2006, and from 2002 to 2004 served a Vice-President, Finance and Treasury, at Desjardins Financial Corporation. Before that, he was CFO of Netgraphe, a subsidiary of Quebecor Média. Before joining Quebecor, he spent 10 years in various management positions at Royal Bank of Canada.

      Sylvain Paré has been a Board member of SSQ Financial Group since December 2011 and also sits on its audit committee and its executive and human resources committee. He maintains an active social commitment, serving on the Board of Épilepsie Montréal Métropolitain since 1998 and acting as the organization’s treasurer. 

      Mr. Paré holds the CPA/CGA designation and is a graduate of École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) de Montréal, where he earned a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration (major in Finance).

    • Mario Tremblay

      Mario Tremblay

      Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs

      Mario Tremblay is Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs, at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. A member of the Fonds’Management Committee, he is also Chief Regulatory Compliance Office and Chairman of the Sustainable Development Committee.

      Mtre Tremblay joined the Fonds in 2001 as Director of Corporate Affairs and Assistant Corporate Secretary. His extensive skills and professionalism have been a tremendous asset to the Fonds in the definition of its strategic issues.

      Mario Tremblay serves on the boards of directors of Fondation Montréal, Agora de la danse in Montréal and SHARE, an organization specializing in responsible investment services, research and education.

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