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Alain Bouchard
President and Chief Executive Officer,  Alimentation Couche-Tard inc.

 


As founder of the companies from which originated Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Mr. Bouchard started his convenience store operations in 1980 with the opening of his first convenience store in Québec. Mr. Bouchard has more than 40 years of experience in the retail industry. Over the years he took part, along with his closest collaborators and all staff members, in Couche-Tard’s growth.

He also was a member of the board of directors of Quebecor Inc. from 1997 to May 2009. Mr. Bouchard has been involved in an impressive number of fundraising campaigns and philanthropic activities for many years.

Furthermore, Mr. Bouchard sits on the board of directors of CGI Group Inc. 

 

 
NATHALIE BOURQUE
VICE-President, public affairs and global communications, CAE inc.

 

 


Ms. Bourque is Vice-President, Public Affairs and Global Communications at CAE Inc., since 2005. The Company has operations in over 30 countries and revenues of approximately $2.0 billion. Prior to joining CAE, Ms. Bourque was a partner at National Public Relations where she was responsible for numerous clients in the financial, retail and entertainment areas. Previously, she worked for various communications companies and has also worked for accounting firms in marketing.

She was a member of the Board of Financial Services of the Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec and Horizon CDPQ Science and Technology.

She also served as president of the MBA and Cercle Finance et Placement du Québec. Ms. Bourque has a BA from Laval University in Québec City and an MBA from McGill University in Montréal.

 

 
Jacques D'Amours
Vice-President, Administration, Alimentation Couche-Tard inc.

 

 

 
Since joining the Corporation in 1980, Mr. D’Amours has worked in a variety of roles, including Manager of Technical Services, Vice-President of Sales and Vice-President of Administration and Operations of the Corporation. Over the years he took part, along with his closest collaborators and all staff members, in Couche-Tard’s growth.

 

 
Roger Desrosiers
Corporate Director
 

 
Mr. Desrosiers has been a chartered accountant since 1963. In 1973, he founded an accounting firm that subsequently merged with Malette Maheu and then with Arthur Andersen in 1994. From 1994 to 2000, he was the Managing Partner, Eastern Canada of Arthur Andersen. From 1968 to 1973, he was assistant treasurer, director of accounting and budget for Québec-Telephone (now TELUS Inc.). Prior to 1968, he practised accounting with Coopers & Lybrand. He is a member and a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec.

Mr. Desrosiers is a member of the board of directors and President of the Audit Committee of Desjardins Assurances Générales, La Personnelle compagnie d’assurance inc., The Personal inc., Certas inc. and Fonds d’assurances du Barreau du Québec. Between 2008 and 2012, Mr. Desrosiers acted as Chairman of the Departmental Audit Committee of Health Canada. In addition, between 2008 and 2012 he was also a member of the Departmental Audit Committee of the Ministère de l’immigration et des Communautés culturelles of the Government of Québec.

Mr. Desrosiers provides training in corporate governance at l’École des administrateurs de société de l’Université Laval.

 

 
Jean A. Élie
Corporate director
 

 
From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Élie was managing director of a Canadian bank wholly-owned by Société Générale (France). From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Élie was a director and member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee of Hydro-Québec, for which he also acted as Interim Chairman in 1996. From 1981 to 1995, he was a Vice-President and Manager, Corporate Services and Government Services of Burns Fry Limited (today BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.), a Canadian investment banking and brokerage firm.

He is a member of the board of directors of Loto-Québec, of the Audit Committee of the Institut des vérificateurs internes de Canada (Chapitre de Montréal) and of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra (OMS). Mr. Élie was also a director and member of the Executive Committee of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.

Mr. Élie holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, a B.C.L. (law) from McGill University and a bachelors ès art from the University of Montréal and is a member of the Québec Bar Association. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

 

 
Richard Fortin
corporate director

 

 


Mr. Fortin retired as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2008. Upon his retirement, he accepted to act as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, position he held until September 2011. Before joining the Corporation in 1984, Mr. Fortin had more than 13 years of experience at a number of major financial institutions, and was Vice-President of Québec for a Canadian bank wholly-owned by Société Générale (France). Mr. Fortin holds a bachelor's degree in Management with a major in Finance from Université Laval in Québec City.

Mr. Fortin also sits on the board of directors of the Insurance Life of National Bank of Canada. Mr. Fortin also sits on the board of directors of Transcontinental Inc. where he is Lead Director as well as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Furthermore he was on the board of directors of Rona between April 2009 and May 2013.

 

 
Mélanie Kau
CO-President, LE NATURISTE
 

 
Ms. Kau is Co-President at Le Naturiste since 2011, a 80-store chain of natural health stores. Ms. Kau previously held the position of President at Mobilia, a family business, from 1986 to 2011, where her main focus was on brand building and growing the retail network throughout Québec and Ontario.

Ms. Kau is passionate about entrepreneurship and serves as a Governor of the Young Chamber of Commerce, for whom she is a mentor for 4 young up-and-coming entrepreneurs. She has herself received several accolades for her business acumen and entrepreneurship, namely the prestigious Top 40 under 40 as well as the John Molson School of Business Award of Distinction. Ms. Kau holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as an MBA from Concordia.

Ms. Kau is a past member of the board of Investissement Québec and presently sits on the board of Statoil Fuel & Retail AS.

 

 
Réal Plourde
chairman of the board
 

 
Mr. Plourde retired in May 2011 at which time he held the office of Executive Vice-President of the Corporation after stepping down from his position as Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer in May 2010. Since his retirement, he has remained with the Corporation as a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Plourde has held the office of Chairman of the Board of the Corporation since September 2011. Mr. Plourde joined the Corporation in 1984 and has held various positions, ranging from Manager of Technical Services to Vice-President of Development, Sales and Operations of the Corporation.

Mr. Plourde began his career in various engineering projects in Canada and Africa. Mr. Plourde holds an Engineering Degree (Applied Sciences) from Université Laval in Québec City and an MBA from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal. Mr. Plourde is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. He is also a director of BouClair Inc. (home fashion retailer). Mr. Plourde is active in fundraising efforts as President of the board of directors for the Centre de Bénévolat de Laval (Laval Voluntary Centre) and of the board of director for the Maison de Soins Palliatifs de Laval Inc. (Palliative Care).

 

 
Daniel Rabinowicz
Corporate Director
 

 
Mr. Rabinowicz is currently an independent marketing and business consultant. Mr. Rabinowicz previously held the position of President of TAXI New York, an advertising agency, until his retirement in August 2009. Mr. Rabinowicz started his career in 1975 in advertising as an account manager with Vickers & Benson. He later joined J. Walter Thompson in 1981 as Group Account Director before moving to Cossette Communication Group in 1985 as Director, Strategic Planning. He rose to become President of Cossette Montreal and Co-President of Cossette Toronto before leaving in 2001.

Mr. Rabinowicz is also an Advisor for Skymax Outdoor Inc., and sits on the boards of directors of Reitmans (Canada) Ltd, Wafu Inc., The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Fondation des Camps Odyssée and Handel Productions Inc. Mr. Rabinowicz is the founder and former President of Bénévolat d’entraide aux communicateurs, a non-profit organization geared towards helping professionals in the communications industry in dealing with their personal, professional or financial problems.

Mr. Rabinowicz holds a BA and an MBA from McGill University.

 

 
Jean Turmel
Founder and President, Perseus Capital inc.
 

 
Mr. Turmel is the founder and president of Perseus Capital inc., a portfolio firm. Until December 2004, he was President, Financial Markets, Treasury and Investment Bank of National Bank of Canada. Mr. Turmel was a director of a Canadian chartered bank and a director and chairman of National Bank Financial Inc. as well as a member of the board of directors of subsidiaries of such group. Prior to 1981, Mr. Turmel held various positions at McMillan Bloedel Inc., Dominion Securities Inc. and Merrill Lynch Royal Securities.

Mr. Turmel serves on the Board of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan since 2007. He is the chair of the Investment committee and a member of the Audit & Actuarial and Human Resources & Compensation committees.

Mr. Turmel holds a baccalaureate in commerce and a Masters in Administration from Université Laval in Québec City and and is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to the Canadian investment industry. Furthermore, Mr. Turmel also sits on the board of directors of Canam Group Inc.

 

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