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Pierre Pomerleau to chair the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for 2016-2017

Montréal, November 9, 2016 – Following its annual meeting held today, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal is pleased to announce the nomination of Pierre Pomerleau, President and CEO of Pomerleau Inc., as chair of its board for 2016-2017. Mr. Pomerleau, who was first vice-chair of the board last year, succeeds Martine Turcotte, Vice Chair, Québec, at Bell.

“I am honoured to have the trust of the members of the nominating committee and the board of directors,” said Pierre Pomerleau, the new chair of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. “I am proud to accept the chairmanship of the Chamber for 2016-2017. During the past year, I have been impressed and excited by all of the Chamber’s efforts. I intend to throw my energy into meeting your needs and completing the mandates entrusted to me.”

As chair for 2016-2017, and then as retiring chair of the board the following year, Mr. Pomerleau will play a strategic role in the Chamber’s senior management and will be a regular presence at activities. During this period, he will also sit on the Chamber’s executive committee.

President of Pomerleau Inc. since 1997, Pierre Pomerleau is at the helm of companies that specialize in building construction, civil engineering projects, wind farms and architectural cabinet work across the country. Since taking the reins of the company, he has given it a new business vision, and the group is pursuing its growth.

Pierre Pomerleau is a member of a number of associations, including the World Presidents’ Organization and the Cercle des présidents du Québec, and sits on boards of directors for businesses and charities.

The following are the members of the board of directors for 2016-2017:

Chair of the board 
Pierre Pomerleau, ing, MBA*
President and CEO
Pomerleau Inc.

First vice-chair of the board
Gilbert Rozon*
President Founder
Just For Laughs Group

Nathalie Bernier, FCPA, FCA*

Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer
PSP Investments
Retiring chair of the board

Martine Turcotte*

Vice Chair, Québec

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Dean and Professor of Finance,
Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University

Nathalie Bondil
Director General and Chief Curator
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Michèle Boisvert
Executive Vice-President, Business Outreach
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Marie-Claude Boisvert
Executive Vice-President, Business Services
Desjardins Group

Gabriel Bran Lopez
Founding President
Youth Fusion
FIRST Robotics Quebec
Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM)

John Charalampopoulos, CPA, CA
Hellenic Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

Pierre-Luc Desgagné*
Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Secretary General

Pierre Dumouchel
Director General

Mélanie Dunn*
President and CEO
Vision7 in Quebec

Sean Finn*
Executive Vice-President,
Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer

Éric Fournier
Partner and Executive Producer
Moment Factory

Managing Partner, Montréal

Anne-Marie Hubert, FCPA, FCA
Québec Managing Partner

Michel Leblanc*
President and CEO
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Tony Loffreda*
RBC Wealth Management

Estelle Métayer

Simon Olivier
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation

Mario Rigante
Senior Vice-President
Quebec Division
Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal

Claude Séguin
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development and Strategic Investments
CGI Group Inc.

Richard Speer

Julie Tremblay
President and Chief Executive Officer
Quebecor Media Group and TVA Group Inc.

* Members of the executive committee

About the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)
With a network of over 7,000 members, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (formerly known as Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal) is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city’s businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM’s goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.


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Guillaume Bérubé
Advisor, Media Relations       
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal    
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042 

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