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.

    • Janie C. Béïque

      Janie C. Béïque

      President and CEO of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ

      Ms. Béïque joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2000 as Vice-President, Legal Affairs, and Corporate Secretary. She joined the investment sector in 2008, 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 promoted to Chief of Investments and Strategic Investment Initiatives. Drawing on this experience and her many accomplishments, she was one-year later appointed Executive Vice-President, Investments. In 2021, she became the first woman be nominated as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds.
      Holder of a law degree from Université de Montréal, Ms. Béïque was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1991. In 2005, she was named by L’Expert magazine as one of the Top 40 Corporate Counsel Under 40. In 2014, she won the 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 and ESADE University. In 2016 and 2018, she was named an “Innovation Leader” by the Government of Canada and asked to moderate roundtables in Quebec and the Maritimes with a view to helping the federal government develop its innovation strategy.
      Ms. Béïque sits on the board of Groupe CH, Groupe Functionalab, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Aéro Montréal.
    • 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. 
    • Serge Cadieux

      Serge Cadieux

      Executive Vice-President, Business Development, Savings Market, and Centre de formation économique

      Serge Cadieux joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 2020 as Executive Vice-President, Business Development, Savings Market, and Centre de formation économique. As executive vice-president, he also serves on the Fonds’ Executive Committee.
       
       
      Prior to his arrival at the Fonds, Mr. Cadieux had a long career in the labour movement. From 2013 to 2019, he served as Secretary General of the FTQ. From 1983 to 2013, he was employed by the Syndicat des employés(es) professionnels(les) et de bureau, where he held various positions including advisor, lawyer, executive director and national president.
       
      He was also a lecturer at Université de Montréal, where he taught law in the occupational health and safety certificate program from 1995 to 2003.
       
      He has sat on the following boards of directors: Conseil consultatif du travail et de la main-d’œuvre, Commission des normes de l’équité et de la santé et sécurité du travail (CNESST), Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Fondation Le Berlingot.
       
       
      Mr. Cadieux holds a Bachelor of Law from Université du Québec à Montréal (1990) and has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1992. He is also a graduate of Université de Montréal in occupational health and safety (1983) and industrial relations (1984). 
       
       
      He holds the title of certified corporate director (ASC), having completed the university-accredited corporate governance certification program of Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.
    • 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.

    • Diane Lafontaine

      Diane Lafontaine

      Vice-President, Communications and Marketing

      Diane Lafontaine joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in June 2021, becoming the seventh woman appointed to the Fonds’ management team this year. Prior to this appointment, she was Chief Operating Officer (Québec) at Rise People, a digital HR|AssureTech SME, since 2019.
       
      Ms. Lafontaine brings to the position a wealth of experience in management, marketing, communication, digital transformation and customer experience acquired at various well-known organizations. From 2011 to 2019, she served as Assistant Vice-President of Marketing and Communications at Sun Life, a global leader in financial services. Before that, she spent 12 years in various leadership roles at Radio-Canada and RDI, where she led the planning and execution of major advertising and brand campaigns. During her tenure there from 1999 to 2011, several creative projects took home major awards at PROMAX-BDA in Los Angeles and New York. Ms. Lafontaine also worked at the Canadian Space Agency managing communications for many high-profile missions.   
       
      A graduate of the University of Ottawa, École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) and Université Laval, Ms. Lafontaine holds the designation of Certified Corporate Director (CCD and C.Dir). She has been involved in governance for many years, serving on various boards of directors, including that of the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).
    • 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).

    • Dany Pelletier

      Dany Pelletier

      Executive Vice-Président, Investments

      Dany Pelletier has spent close to 20 years honing his skills in the investment field, including almost 16 years at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and 4 years at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. During this time, he led investment projects involving the M&A, succession and growth initiatives of small, medium and large businesses. As Chief Investment Officer since October 2020, he is responsible for all the investment activities of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Having spent his early career in operations and then engineering, Mr. Pelletier combines both operational and investment expertise. He has served on the boards of directors of private and public companies, as well as investment funds. Mr. Pelletier holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in engineering from Université Laval and an MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal. Mr. Pelletier draws inspiration in his day-to-day work from the quote "People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."