April 20, 2024

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Former director of Videotron and Verizon as head of Hydro-Québec board

Former director of Videotron and Verizon as head of Hydro-Québec board

Manon Broulet will take over on June 2 for a five-year term. She thus replaces Jacinthe Cote, who announced her resignation as board chair last December.

Along with other members of the Board of Directors and the Government of Quebec, Ms. Broulet will continue the work in progress leading to the new appointment. CIOWe read in a press release from Hydro-Québec published on Wednesday.

Note that Pierre Despars is currently acting CIO After the departure of Sophie Brochu on 11 April.

Manon Broulet spent more than 20 years at the head of companies in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors, including Videotron from 2014 to 2018, and most recently at Verizon.

Faced with the challenges posed by climate change and a strong increase in demand for clean electricity, the company has once again made a date with history. »

A quote from Manon Broulet, the new president of Hydro-Québec’s board

The Trois-Rivières-based leader is also a member of the board of several Quebec and international companies, including the National Bank, Cirque du Soleil and the Saint-Justine University Hospital Centre.

Throughout her career, she has worked to promote women’s leadership and mental health in the workplace, the statement said. In 2016, Ms. Brouillette was awarded the Quebec Business Woman Award in the category Private Business Manager.

Ms. Broulet holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communication and a Professional Development Diploma from Laval UniversityIvy Business School from the University of Western Ontario.

The leader was also named in the magazine’s list of 100 Most Powerful Women News In 2014 and 2016.

Switch to Verizon

Ms. Broulet enjoyed a rapid but brief career rise with the American telecommunications giant Verizon.

Just four months after joining the senior management team in 2021, the entrepreneur rose through the ranks and took on the role. CIO Belonging to the Consumer Division, Vice President of the Communications Division.

During her time with the company, she was responsible for managing the company’s growth, including developing and deploying 5G technology.

However, the experience was short-lived, Ms. Broulet resigned a year and a half after joining the Verizon team.

Appointment is underlined at CAQ

Prime Minister Francois Legault underlined on Twitter An unusual course Mrs. Brouillette knows who Meeting Quebec’s energy challenges.

Finance Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon also expressed his excitement on the social network. Ms. Broulet has strong managerial skills that have distinguished her here at Videotron and internationally with Verizon.

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