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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Dana Adès-Landy
Director
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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.

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Robert Comeau
Lead Director
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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.

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Fredrick DiSanto
Director
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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.

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Lucie Martel
Director
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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.

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Paul Raymond
President and CEO
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A Computer Engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada and member of the OIQ (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec) and 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 President and CEO in 2012, this visionary leader held several key senior management positions in a major information technology firm and served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He has traveled to and lived in many parts of Europe, the USA, and Canada while in these functions. In addition to overseeing the strategy, organizational development and accelerated growth of Alithya, Mr. Raymond is also the promoter of the company values and culture, which he shares with his team. On behalf of Alithya, he 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 and the Quebec Technology Association (AQT). As an ardent promoter of social responsibility, he gives of his time to many different causes while acting as President of the Board of Directors for the Quebec chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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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. 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.

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Jeffrey Rutherford
Director
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Mr. Jeffrey Rutherford is the Chief Financial Officer of Diebold Nixdorf since January 2019. He previously served as Chair of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President of Edgewater Technology. Before joining Edgewater, Mr. Rutherford acted as Vice-President and as Chief Financial Officer of Ferro Corporation from April 2012 to September 2016, and previously held senior officer positions at Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., UAP Holdings Corp., LESCO, and OfficeMax, a retailer of office products and supplies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Baldwin Wallace University.

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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 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.

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Pierre Turcotte
Chairman of the Board
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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.

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