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
Ms. Dana Ades-Landy is Chief Executive Officer of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (Québec) since 2016. Ms. Ades-Landy has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the banking industry, her most recent position being Regional Vice-President, Québec & Eastern Ontario, Commercial Banking at Scotiabank from 2013 to 2016. Ms. Ades-Landy serves as director and Chair of the Audit Committee of First Lion Holdings Inc., the parent company of BFL Canada Risk and Insurance Inc. She also serves as director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, director of Innovaderm Research Inc. and Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the Québec chapter of the International Women’s Forum. Ms. Ades-Landy previously served as Chair of the Financial Women’s Association of Québec, the Advisory Board of the John Molson School of Business and the Old Brewery Mission. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology & immunology from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration in finance/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 serves as a director of H2O Innovation Inc. He previously served as a Special Committee Member of Groupe Conseil FXInnovation Inc. between 2014 and 2017. Mr. Comeau is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from HEC Montréal.
Mr. Fredrick DiSanto is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ancora Holdings Inc., the parent company of Ancora Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor since January 2006. Prior to joining Ancora, Mr. DiSanto served as Executive Vice President and Manager of the Fifth Third Bank’s Investment Advisors Division overseeing investment management, private banking and trust and banking services, and as Chief Operating Officer of Maxus Investment Group before it was acquired by Fifth Third Bank. Mr. DiSanto serves as a director of The Eastern Company and Regional Brands Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in management science and a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.
Lucie Martel is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Intact Financial Corporation since September 2011. Previously, Ms. Martel was a 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 is a director and the Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors of the Société des alcools du Québec and a director and member of the Human Resources Committee of the Montréal Heart Institute Foundation. Ms. Martel holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal.
A Computer Engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada, member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Paul Raymond has more than 30 years of experience in the business world. Before becoming President and COO of Alithya in 2011 and then President and CEO in 2012, this visionary leader held several key senior management positions in a major IT firm and officer roles in the Canadian Armed Forces. In addition to overseeing Alithya’s organizational development and managing its accelerated growth, he promotes the company in Canada and internationally.
On behalf of Alithya, Mr. Raymond also received the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from EY Québec in the IT category. Paul Raymond also sits on the Board of Directors of WSP Global, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, the Quebec Technology Association, and the Quebec chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is also a sponsor of CyberCap, an organization whose mission is to support the next generation of digital technologies.
Mr. Ghyslain Rivard is the founder of Alithya. He acted as Alithya’s President and Chief Executive Officer from its constitution in April 1992 until his retirement in 2012, after more than 35 years in the IT and business services sectors. He currently serves as a director on the Board of Alithya. Mr. Rivard holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Sherbrooke University. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Rivard holds an interest in Alithya’s multiple voting shares (please refer to the section entitled “Additional Information — Principal Shareholders”).
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 a director of Custom Glass, Inc. and 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, and serves as a trustee and professor, 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 partner. Mr. Thomas previously served as a director 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.
Mr. Pierre Turcotte is a corporate director and the Chair of the Board of Alithya. Prior to joining Alithya, he served as Senior Vice President of an important IT firm in Canada, the U.S. and Europe for more than 27 years and as Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ReadBooks SAS. He acts as a director of Poudre Noire Inc., Xpertdoc Technologies Inc., Pointe-à-Callières Museum and Nouveau Monde Theater, and is an independent member of the McGill University’s Board of Governors’ IT Committee. 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. Mr. Turcotte holds an interest in Alithya’s multiple voting shares (please refer to the section entitled “Additional Information — Principal Shareholders”).