Governance

The board of directors and the management are committed to maintaining high standards.
Board, Guidelines and Policies

Alithya Governance Guidelines set forth the structure and functioning of our Board and its committees.

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Pierre Turcotte
Chairman of the Board
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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 more than 27 years, as Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ReadBooks Technologies SAS, as director of Poudre Noire Inc. and as director of Xpertdoc Technologies Inc. Mr. Turcotte serves as director and the Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Pointe-à-Callières Museum Society and as director of the Nouveau Monde Theater Foundation. 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.

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Dana Adès-Landy
Director
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Ms. Dana Ades-Landy has been part of the Special Loans Group at National Bank of Canada since August 2020 and has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the banking industry. Ms. Ades-Landy also serves as director and Chair of the Audit Committee of First Lion Holdings Inc., director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Sagen MI Canada Inc., director, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and member of the Audit and of the Human Capital and Compensation Committees of Peak Fintech Group Inc., as well as Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the International Women’s Forum (Québec chapter). Ms. Ades-Landy previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (Québec), as Regional Vice President, Québec & Eastern Ontario, Commercial Banking at Scotiabank and as Chair of the Financial Women’s Association of Québec. 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.

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Robert Comeau
Lead Director
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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 and Chair of the Audit Committee of H2O Innovation Inc. Mr. Comeau is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from HEC Montréal.

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Mélissa Gilbert
Director
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Ms. Mélissa Gilbert is the Executive Vice-President and Lead, Finance at Beneva, 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. 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 and was nominated in the emerging financial executive category at the FEI Canada Aces of Finance 2017 competition. Ms. Gilbert is a certified corporate director (CCD) and a fellow chartered professional accountant (FCPA, FCA).

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Lucie Martel
Director
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Ms. 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 the Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. Ms. Martel holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Pierre Karl Péladeau
Director
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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.

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Paul Raymond
President and CEO
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Mr. Paul Raymond has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alithya since April 2012. Mr. Raymond 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. Mr. Raymond is a director of WSP Global Inc., the Québec Technology Association (AQT) and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal. 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. Mr. Raymond received the 2020 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award from the AQT. Mr. Raymond is a computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Ghyslain Rivard
Director
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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.

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James Renacci
Director
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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.

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C. Lee Thomas
Director
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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 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.

Corporate governance contact resources

Contact Alithya’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Nathalie Forcier, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
secretariat@alithya.com

Contact Alithya’s Lead Director

Robert Comeau, Lead Director
lead_director@alithya.com

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