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CEO Seminar: Andrée-Lise Méthot

Cycle Capital Management (CCM)


Monday 24 Sep 2018
From 5PM To 7PM

Andree-Lise Methot


Ms Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner of Cycle Capital Management (CCM), shared her experience during a networking reception gathering researchers and business people.

Her presentation was on "Venture capital: powerful lever to drive clean technologies!".

Andrée-Lise Méthot

Andrée-Lise Méthot is founder and managing partner of Cycle Capital Management (CCM). In less than ten years, this investment platform has closed 5 funds and has become the largest cleantech venture capital firm in Canada with $385 million under management. Headquartered in Montreal with offices in Toronto and China and a presence in New York and Seattle, the firm invests in areas ranging from agriculture to green chemistry to the Internet of Things. To date, CCM has invested over $150 million, generating over $1 billion in co-investments.

In addition to sitting on the boards of several CCM portfolio companies, she is founder and chair of the board of directors of the Ecofuel Accelerator and co-founder of the Ecofuel Fund, Écotech Québec and the SWITCH Alliance. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), of Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ) and of the Société Québécoise des infrastructures. She is also a member of the strategic committee of the Paris Green Fund set up by the City of Paris, the selection committee of the New Energy Pioneers competition of Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the North American advisory committee of the Cleantech Group.
Internationally, she co-chaired the UNEP Working Group on Social Life Cycle Assessment. She serves on numerous boards including Sustainable Development Technology Canada, the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers panel, and the Cleantech Group advisory committee.

In 2018, she received the rank of Officer of the National Order of Quebec for her contribution to the birth of a cleantech-friendly ecosystem in Quebec. She has also received recognition awards from the Association of Québec Women in Finance, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and was named one of Canada's Top 16 Clean16 personalities, one of the Top 20 Cleantech Investors by CleanTechnica and one of the most influential women in sustainability and cleantech by Corporate Knights.

Ms. Méthot holds a Bachelor's degree in Geological Engineering from Laval University and a Master's degree in Geology 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
Andrée-Lise Méthot
18:00 - 18:30
Question Period
Andrée-Lise Méthot, Louise Roy
18:30 - 19:00


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