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CEO Seminar: Alexandre Taillefer

XPND Capital


Tuesday 3 Oct 2017
From 5PM To 7PM

Alexandre Taillefer


Mr Alexandre Taillefer, Principal Associate at XPND Capital, shared his experience during a networking reception gathering researchers and business people.

Louise Roy

Now an International Consultant and a Corporate Director, Louise Roy is Chair of the Board and Invited Fellow at CIRANO.

Louise Roy has held senior management positions in the fields of urban transportation, air transportation and the communications industry. She was CEO of the Société de transport de Montréal (1985-1992), Executive Vice-President for the Americas of Air France at its Paris headquarters (1994-1997), CEO of Telemedia Communications Inc. (1997-2000) and Executive Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (2000-2003).

Since September 2003, Ms. Roy has been a Visiting Fellow at CIRANO and, since 2012, she chairs the Board of Directors of this Centre for Applied Public Policy Research. She was Chancellor and Chair of the Board of the Université de Montréal from 2008 to 2018 and was appointed Chancellor Emeritus.

In the course of her career, she has also served as a director of Power Financial Corporation and Intact Financial Corporation, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Provigo Inc. the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Videotron Ltd. and Domtar Corporation. She has chaired the Board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, a cultural funding agency. Ms. Roy is currently a director of Montréal International, the Opéra de Montréal, the Fondation du Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) and Aéroport de Montréal.

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Alexandre Taillefer

Alexandre Taillefer is a serial entrepreneur who started and expanded several projects over the years, all of which were integral to Montreal’s and Quebec’s cultural landscape. Known publicly since his appearance on the television show, “Dans l’Oeil du Dragon”, he is the principal associate at XPND Capital, an independent investment fund involved in the industries of transport electrification, technology, media, and entertainment. As a relentless defender of culture, he presides several boards of directors, notably those of the Montreal Piloting Committee, of Voir Communications, of gsmprjct, and of the Contemporary Arts Museum, which has experienced a significant revitalization since his arrival in 2012. Finally, he never hesitates to share his ideas and his passion with the world by getting involved in various sectors of Quebec’s cultural environment, whether it be as a public speaker, or by penning a socially engaged column for the newly revamped monthly publication Voir.

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16:45 - 17:15
17:15 - 18:00
Alexandre Taillefer
18:00 - 18:30
Question Period
Alexandre Taillefer, Louise Roy
18:30 - 19:00


1130 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada