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CEO Seminar: Pierre Boivin

Claridge Inc.


Monday 9 Apr 2018
From 5PM To 7PM

Pierre Boivin


Mr Pierre Boivin, President and CEO of Claridge Inc., came share his background and experience as well as the motivations that led him to get involved more recently in the field of artificial intelligence.

His presentation was on "From Montreal Canadiens to Claridge to Artificial Intelligence: Career of an atypical leader".

Pierre Boivin

Pierre Boivin, O.C., C.Q. is the President and CEO of Claridge Inc., a private investment firm that represents the interests of the Bronfman family. He leads a team of professionals in developing a diversified portfolio of private, public market and real estate investments.

In addition to being a member of Claridge Inc.’s board of directors, Pierre Boivin, O.C., C.Q. also sits on the boards of the National Bank of Canada, Canadian Tire, The CH Group (Montreal Canadiens, evenko, Spectra) and Solotech. Moreover, he’s chairman of the board of directors of the Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal (QI) and co-chair of the Quebec Artificial Intelligence (AI) cluster Orientation Committee.

Pierre Boivin, O.C., C.Q. is also very involved in fostering entrepreneurship and acts as entrepreneur-trainer at the École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce and as a facilitator for Institute of Leadership in Management programs. He is the founder and chairman of the board of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and co-chairman of CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation’s major campaign Healing More Better. In 2009, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Université de Montréal and made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and he was named “most committed top executive” by Les Affaires in 2015. He was made a member (knight) of l’Ordre national du Québec in 2017.

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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
Pierre Boivin
18:00 - 18:30
Question Period
Pierre Boivin, Louise Roy
18:30 - 19:00


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