More information


514 871-4000


Luc Sabbatini appointed Chairman of the board of directors of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal for 2012-2013.


Press release


Luc Sabbatini appointed Chairman of the board of directors of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal for 2012-2013

Montréal, October 24, 2012 - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal held its annual meeting today, during which members elected the board of directors for 2012-2013, naming Luc Sabbatini, president of Astral Outdoor, Chairman of the board for the coming year. Mr. Sabbatini, who was Vice-Chairman this past year, takes over from Andrew T. Molson, Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company.

“I am proud to accept the chairmanship of the Board of Trade for 2012-2013,” said Mr. Sabbatini, new Chairman of the board of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. “I am taking up the torch from a long line of leaders who have headed up the organization, which, through its 190-year history, has evolved and carved out an important place for itself in the Greater Montréal area. Given the current world economic situation, members of the business community need to join forces now more than ever, and I am determined to continue to improve the city’s business conditions and extend its reach.”

Luc Sabbatini has been President of Astral Outdoor since 2007, a Canadian leader in its industry due to a culture of innovation and creativity. Astral Outdoor has made its mark for its street furniture and its Digital Network.

A well-known figure on the Montréal business scene, Mr. Sabbatini has solid, wide-ranging experience in the Canadian communication sector, where he has held a variety of executive positions in radio, television and now in out-of-home advertising. He is a member of Astral Media’s management committee, having joined the company in 2000.

Mr. Sabbatini is very active in his industry and has been a board member for a variety of organizations in the Canadian communications sector. He is involved in the community, particularly the cause of sick children, and was the president of the Tremblant 24h Foundation for a number of years and remains a board member.

Mr. Sabbatini holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program. In 2004, his name appeared in the prestigious Top 40 Under 40 ranking, which recognizes excellence in top-performing young executives in Canada.

As Chairman, Mr. Sabbatini will be involved in Board of Trade activities during 2012-2013, and again as retiring chair of the board the following year. Throughout, he will also sit on the Board of Trade’s executive committee.

Board members for 2012-2013 are:

Chairman of the board:
Luc Sabbatini
Astral Media Outdoor, LP
Retiring Chair of the board:
Andrew T. Molson
Molson Coors Brewing
First Vice-President of the board:
Jean-Marc Léger

Robert Desbiens
Executive Vice President
Corporate Strategies
R3D Consulting Inc.

Raymond Bachant
North America
Bombardier Transportation
David Bensadoun
Aldo Global Retail & Aldo Product Services
The Aldo Group
Christiane Bergevin*
Executive Vice-President
Strategic Partnerships
Office of the President
CEO and Chair of the Board
Desjardins Group
Vincent Brie
Managing Director, Strategy
and Principal
Daniel Coderre
Director General (Rector)
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Alain Côté
Managing Partner
Québec Region
Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l.
Pierre-Luc Desgagné
Senior Director
Strategic Planning
Stéphanie Kennan
Bang Marketing
Michel Leblanc*
President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Isabelle Marcoux
Chair of the Board
TC Transcontinental
Madeleine Paquin*
President and CEO
Logistec Corporation
Pierre Pomerleau
President and CEO
Pomerleau Inc.

Alexandre Raymond
Raymond Executive Search
Member of EMA Partners International

Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal

Gilbert Rozon
Chairman of the Board
Just For Laughs Group
Javier San Juan*
President and CEO
L’Oréal Canada
Alan Shepard
President and Vice-Chancellor
Concordia University
Kim Thomassin*
Managing Partner
Québec Region
McCarthy Tétrault

George Tsitouras
Partner, Tax Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Hellenic Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

Martine Turcotte
Vice Chair, Québec
* Member of the executive committee  


The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.


Sylvie Paquette
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Phone: 514 871-4000, extension 4015

Twitter: @chambremontreal
Follow the discussion: #ccmmqcca

Consent to Cookies

This website uses necessary cookies to ensure its proper functioning and security. Other cookies and optional technologies make it possible to facilitate, improve or personalize your navigation on our website. If you click "Refuse", some portions of our website may not function properly. Learn more about our privacy policy.