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, 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. 
    • Janie C. Béïque

      Janie C. Béïque

      Executive Vice-President - Investments

      Ms. Janie C. Béïque was appointed Executive Vice-President, Investments in July 2018. In this role, she also sits on the Fonds’ Management Committee.

      Ms. Béïque joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2000 as Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. In 2008, she moved to the Investment sector, where she served, in turn, as Senior Vice-President, New Economy, and Senior Vice-President, Natural Resources, Industries, Entertainment and Consumer Goods. In 2017, she was named Chief of Investments and Strategic Investment Initiatives. In this position, she was responsible for overseeing the Fond’s investment portfolio as well as defining and implementing the organization’s strategic investment direction. Prior to her arrival at the Fonds, Ms. Béïque was a partner at the law firm McCarthy Tétrault.

      Holder of a law degree from Université de Montréal, Ms. Béïque has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1991. In 2005 she was named one of Canada’s top 40 corporate lawyers under 40 by L’expert magazine and in 2014 won a ZSA award in the Accomplishment and business strategy category. She has been a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors since 2012 and in 2015 earned an MBA from Georgetown University in the U.S. and ESADE University in Spain.  In 2016, she was named an “Innovation Leader” by the Government of Canada and asked to moderate roundtables in Québec and the Maritimes with a view to helping the government develop its innovation strategy.

    • Serge Cadieux

      Serge Cadieux

      Premier vice-président au développement du marché de l’épargne et au centre de formation économique

      Serge Cadieux has been actively involved in the labour movement both in the private and public sectors since 1979. He is currently secretary general of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ).

      Mr. Cadieux’s first exposure to the labour movement was as a student working evenings in a garage whose employees were members of the United Autoworkers Union (UAW), now called Unifor. In May 1983, he joined the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) as a union advisor. He subsequently held various positions before becoming its executive director in 2004. Since 2007 he has also been national president and vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

      In addition to representing the FTQ on the Comité consultatif du travail et de la main-d’œuvre (CCTM) since 2009, Mr. Cadieux sits on the boards of the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail.

      Serge Cadieux holds a Bachelor of Law from Université du Québec à Montréal and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1992. He also holds a diploma in industrial relations and occupational health and safety from Université de Montréal.

    • Chantal Doré

      Chantal Doré

      Senior 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.

    • 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

      Senior Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs and Marketing

      Mario Tremblay is Senior Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs and Marketing, at Fonds de solidarité FTQ. A member of the Fonds’Management Committee, he is also Chief Regulatory Compliance Officer 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 board of directors of Fondation Montréal inc., and Chairman of the Board of SHARE in Vancouver, B.C., an organization specializing in responsible investment services, research and education.