Alithya Governance Guidelines set forth the structure and functioning of our Board and its committees.
Board of Directors
Alithya's Board of Directors is comprised of a group of seasoned directors, whose diversity of expertise and knowledge is invaluable in supporting the management team in achieving its vision and business plan.
Committee Charters and Position Descriptions
- Committees of the Board
- Mandate for the Board of Directors
- Audit and Risk Management Committee Charter
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter
- Human Capital and Compensation Committee Charter
- Position Description For The Chair Of The Board Of Directors
- Position Description For The Lead Director Of The Board Of Directors
- Position Description For The Chief Executive Officer
Codes and Policies
Constituting Documents and Other Corporate Documents
Mr. Pierre Turcotte is a corporate director and the Chair of the Board of Alithya. Prior to joining Alithya in 2011, he served as Senior Vice-President and General Manager of CGI in Canada, the U.S. and Europe for approximately 27 years. He also served as Chair of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of ReadBooks Technologies SAS, as well as a director of Poudre Noire Inc. and Xpertdoc Technologies Inc. Mr. Turcotte currently serves as Chair of the Pointe-à-Callières Museum Society Foundation, director and Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Pointe-à-Callières Museum Society and as director of the Nouveau Monde Theater. He is also an independent member of the IT Committee of McGill University’s Board of Governors. Mr. Turcotte holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Laval University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Dana Ades-Landy works with the Special Loans Group at National Bank of Canada since August 2020. Prior to this, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (Québec). Ms. Ades-Landy has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the banking industry, including executive leadership positions at Scotiabank, Laurentian Bank and the National Bank of Canada. Ms. Ades-Landy currently serves as director and Chair of the Audit Committee of First Lion Holdings Inc., director and member of the Audit Committee of Sagen MI Canada Inc., and Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the International Women’s Forum (Québec chapter). Ms. Ades Landy previously served as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Concordia University, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Robert Comeau is a corporate director who serves as lead director of Alithya. Before becoming a corporate director in 2018, he acted as a consultant between 2015 and 2018, and served as Chief Financial Officer of both public and private companies, including Lumenpulse Inc., from 2012 to 2015, Aveos Fleet Performance Inc., from 2009 to 2011, and Emergis Inc., from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Comeau also held various positions over 17 years at Nortel Networks Corporation, including as Vice-President, Finance and Operations. Mr. Comeau previously served as director and Chair of the Audit Committee of H2O Innovation Inc. from 2017 to 2021 as well as Special Committee Member of Groupe Conseil FXInnovation Inc. from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Comeau is a former Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from HEC Montréal.
Ms. Mélissa Gilbert is the Executive Vice-President and Lead, Finance at Beneva Inc., the resulting company of the La Capitale and SSQ Insurance merger. From December 2018 and until the merger, Ms. Gilbert was the Executive Vice-President, Finance, Corporate Actuarial and Risk Management at La Capitale. Ms. Gilbert previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Optel Group from April 2017 to December 2018, and from January 2014 to April 2017 as Vice-President, Finance & IT of Norda Stelo Inc. Ms. Gilbert received the Prix Relève d’Excellence 2012 award from Réseau HEC, the Arista Jeune cadre du Québec 2015 award from the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal, was nominated in the emerging financial executive category at the FEI Canada Aces of Finance 2017 competition and won the FEI Canada Aces of Finance 2022 competition in the financial executive of a large corporation category. Ms. Gilbert is a certified corporate director (CCD) and a fellow chartered professional accountant (FCPA, FCA).
Ms. Lucie Martel is a corporate director. Before becoming a corporate director in 2022, she acted as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Intact Financial Corporation since September 2011 and previously as Senior Vice President at AXA Canada, which was acquired by Intact Financial Corporation in September 2011. She has more than 30 years of experience in strategic management of human resources and labour relations, with corporations including Laurentian Bank (where she was Vice President, Human Resources Management and Development), Direct Film and Uniroyal. Ms. Martel currently serves as director and the Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and as Class B director and member of the Human Resources Committee of Fiera Capital Corporation. She also previously served as director and Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Société des alcools du Québec. Ms. Martel holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Pierre Karl Péladeau is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Québecor since 2017 and also became President of Videotron on June 4, 2021. In April 2014, he was elected to the National Assembly of Québec, and from May 2015 to May 2016, he was elected as the Parti Québécois’s leader and served as Leader of the Official Opposition in the National Assembly of Québec. Previously, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Québecor from 1999 to 2013. Mr. Péladeau has been involved with Québecor since 1985, where he helped build the company through a series of acquisitions, making Québecor a major player in Canada. In 2008, Mr. Péladeau launched “Éléphant: The memory of Québec cinema”, a philanthropic project dedicated to digitizing, restoring and making accessible Québec’s cinematic heritage. In 2005, he received the National Assembly of Québec’s Medal of Honor and was named Chevalier of the Ordre de la Pléiade in 2013. Mr. Péladeau is also the President of the Fondation Chopin-Péladeau, a private family foundation.
Mr. Paul Raymond is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alithya since April 2012. He joined Alithya as its President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2011, a position he held until March 2012, and has been a member of the Board of Alithya since April 2011. Prior to joining Alithya, Mr. Raymond held several key senior management positions in a major information technology firm and served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. During his career, he worked in Canada, the United States as well as in Europe. Mr. Raymond currently serves as director and a member of the Audit Committee of WSP Global Inc. and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal. Mr. Raymond received the 2020 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award from the AQT. He is a computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Ghyslain Rivard is a corporate director. He founded Alithya and acted as its President and Chief Executive Officer from its constitution in April 1992 until his retirement from all employment roles a decade ago in 2012, after more than 35 years in the IT and business services sectors. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Facilis Inc., Inogeni Inc. and Progitek Dev Inc., all of which are private companies. Mr. Rivard holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Sherbrooke University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. James B. Renacci is the Founder and President of LTC Management Services, Inc., a management and financial consulting services company, since 1985. With more than thirty years of experience and leadership in the operations of numerous entities, Mr. Renacci’s business experience includes manufacturing, healthcare, construction, entertainment and CPA consulting services. He also has in-depth knowledge of mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Renacci currently serves as director of Custom Glass, Inc. as well as director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Hill International, Inc. Previously, Mr. Renacci served four consecutive terms as a member of the United States Congress in the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2019. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. C. Lee Thomas is a corporate director who holds the office of Executive in Residence in the School of Business at Baldwin Wallace University. Before becoming a corporate director, Mr. Thomas held various roles with Ernst & Young LLP from 1976 to June 2014, including Managing Partner of its Cleveland office, Leader of its Northeast Ohio Market Segment, and as a global client serving audit partner. Mr. Thomas currently acts as a financial consultant for Regional Brands Inc. He previously served as director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Technical Consumer Products International. Mr. Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baldwin Wallace University.