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CEO Seminar: Marie-Josée Lamothe

Google Canada


Monday 27 Nov 2017
From 5PM To 7PM

Marie-Jose Lamothe


Ms Marie-Josée Lamothe, Managing Director, Branding - Canada & Managing Director - Quebec at Google Canada, shared her experience during a networking reception gathering researchers and business people.

Marie-Josée Lamothe

As Managing Director of Branding and as Managing Director of Quebec at Google Canada, Marie-Josée Lamothe helps brands harness the best of the web to grow their business in Canada and Internationally.

A 20 year veteran of the competitive world of Consumer Product Marketing, Marie-Josée Lamothe is best noted for her expertise in International Management and Branding. Prior to joining Google Canada, she held various roles during her 12 years at L’Oréal from International Marketing Director, in France to CMO & CCO in Canada where her main mandate was to leverage the strengths of digital to help L’Oréal’s 33 beauty brands compete.

Mrs Lamothe sits as a Director on the Pharmacie Jean Coutu Board, the Reitman’s Canada Limited Board, the IRCM Board (Montreal Clinical Research Institute). She was also appointed by the Treasury Board of Canada to the Audit committees for both the Employment and Social Development of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency.

She was recently appointed to the 2017 Advisory Council on Economy and Innovation for the Government of Quebec and is also a Member of Canada 150 Research Chairs Multidisciplinary Review Panel which aims to award research chair positions to Canadian universities and enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence.

In the past 5 years, Mrs Lamothe was recognized with an Honorary Diploma from the University of Montreal for her contribution to the advancement of our society, InfoPresse nominated her as a Personality of the Year in Quebec. She was also recognized among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Financial Post, Canada’s Marketers of the Year by Strategy magazine and Forbes Magazine recognized her as a Top Minds To Follow in North America.

Mrs Lamothe is a graduate in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Montreal.

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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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16:45 - 17:15
17:15 - 18:00
Marie-Josée Lamothe
18:00 - 18:30
Question Period
Marie-Josée Lamothe, Louise Roy
18:30 - 19:00


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