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, Nominating 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 the Chief Executive Officer of the Heart and 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 latest position being Regional Vice-President, Quebec and Eastern Ontario, Commercial Banking at Scotiabank from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Ades-Landy currently serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of First Lion Holdings, BFL Canada Risk and Insurance’s holding corporation. She also serves as a director of the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation and is Chair of the Financial Women’s Association of Québec. Ms. Ades‑Landy holds a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology from McGill University and a Master of business administration from Concordia University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Robert Comeau is the Lead Director and Chair of Alithya’s Audit and Risk Management Committee. Before becoming a corporate director in 2018, he acted as a consultant and served as Chief Financial Officer of both public and private companies, including Lumenpulse, from 2012 to 2018, Aveos Fleet Performance, from 2009 to 2011, and Emergis, from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Comeau also held various positions over 17 years at Nortel Networks Corporation, including as Vice-President, Finance, Operations. Mr. Comeau currently serves as a director of H2O Innovation. 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 Chief Executive Officer of Ancora Holdings since January 2006 and is Chairman since 2014. Previously, Mr. DiSanto served as Executive Vice-President and Manager of the Investment Advisor Division of Fifth Third Bank and President and Chief Operating Officer of Maxus Investment Group before it was acquired by Fifth Third Bank. Mr. DiSanto currently serves as a director of The Eastern Company and Regional Brands. 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, a position she has occupied since September 2011. Previously, Ms. Martel was a Senior Vice President at AXA Canada. 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 of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. Ms. Martel has 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. Under his leadership, Alithya consolidated its foundation in the province of Quebec and expanded the company’s footprint in the European market, following acquisitions in France. He is currently a director of Alithya. Prior to founding Alithya, Mr. Rivard spent a few years with Desjardins Group. Mr. Rivard holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Sherbrooke University. Mr. Rivard is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. James B. Renacci is the Founder and President of LTC Management Services, a US financial services consulting firm. His vast business experience includes manufacturing, healthcare, construction, entertainment and CPA consulting services. Mr. Renacci is an entrepreneur who operated numerous firms as Senior Executive, and has over thirty years of experience in business and leadership. In addition to being a corporate director with extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, 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 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, a company in the lighting industry. 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 who has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Alithya since 2011. 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 currently acts as a director of Poudre Noire, Xpertdoc, Pointe-à-Callières Museum and Nouveau Monde Theater and is an independent member of the McGill University 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.