Board of Directors

 
Philippe Arbour M.Sc, C.F.A.    President of the board   Philippe Arbour is Managing Director of Structured Finance at London-based Palamon Capital, a European middle market private equity firm. He joined Palamon in 2013 following 10 years at Lloyds Banking Group. In 2010 he was seconded to 3i PLC, a British private equity firm. Philippe holds the CFA designation and has a Masters in Finance from Durham University and a Bachelor in Business Administration (Honours Economics) from Bishop’s University.

Philippe Arbour M.Sc, C.F.A.

President of the board

Philippe Arbour is Managing Director of Structured Finance at London-based Palamon Capital, a European middle market private equity firm. He joined Palamon in 2013 following 10 years at Lloyds Banking Group. In 2010 he was seconded to 3i PLC, a British private equity firm. Philippe holds the CFA designation and has a Masters in Finance from Durham University and a Bachelor in Business Administration (Honours Economics) from Bishop’s University.

Marine Hadengue   Ph.D.    Secretary of the board   A former fellow of the Foundation, Marine Hadengue holds a Ph.D. degree in engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. She is currently an assistant professor of innovation & entrepreneurship at SKEMA Business School. Her research interests are related to innovation processes and the organization of R&D in the context of globalization and emerging markets. She has published several articles on the concept of reverse innovation, that is, the innovations originated, for example, in China and then spread to the United States. In continuity, Marine is currently studying the impact of artificial intelligence on innovation, particularly in the context of East-West relations. Before doing her Ph.D., Marine worked as an engineer at Essilor. She also holds an M.Sc. in political science from the University of Montreal and a BA in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal.

Marine Hadengue
Ph.D.

Secretary of the board

A former fellow of the Foundation, Marine Hadengue holds a Ph.D. degree in engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. She is currently an assistant professor of innovation & entrepreneurship at SKEMA Business School. Her research interests are related to innovation processes and the organization of R&D in the context of globalization and emerging markets. She has published several articles on the concept of reverse innovation, that is, the innovations originated, for example, in China and then spread to the United States. In continuity, Marine is currently studying the impact of artificial intelligence on innovation, particularly in the context of East-West relations. Before doing her Ph.D., Marine worked as an engineer at Essilor. She also holds an M.Sc. in political science from the University of Montreal and a BA in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal.

ME. Michel Brunet   Mr. Brunet practices corporate and commercial law at Dentons Canada LLP’s Montreal office. He focusses on the sale and acquisition of business corporations and on their financing needs. Mr. Brunet previously held positions at Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC), one of Dentons’ three founding firms, namely National CEO. Mr. Brunet is currently the Chair of Dentons Canada LLP.

ME. Michel Brunet

Mr. Brunet practices corporate and commercial law at Dentons Canada LLP’s Montreal office. He focusses on the sale and acquisition of business corporations and on their financing needs. Mr. Brunet previously held positions at Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC), one of Dentons’ three founding firms, namely National CEO. Mr. Brunet is currently the Chair of Dentons Canada LLP.

Michel Bolduc   Mr. Bolduc is a well-known real estate developer operating in the Montreal region, among many projects, he just completed the luxury condo named ORO located across from the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal.

Michel Bolduc

Mr. Bolduc is a well-known real estate developer operating in the Montreal region, among many projects, he just completed the luxury condo named ORO located across from the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal.

Diane de Champlain   Diane de Champlain has spent most of her career in the world of communications and philanthropy.  A graduate of the Université de Montréal and HEC Montréal, she was President of the Parents Association of Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and a member of its board of directors. She was recruited as Director of Public Relations, Spokesperson and Director of the Development Fund. Where she successfully led a $ 2.5 million subscription campaign.  In 2005, she joined Ecole Polytechnique as Executive Director of the Polytechnique Alumni Association (ADP) with nearly 36,000 members. In 2010, in addition to her position as Executive Director of the ADP, she was entrusted with the reins of the Polytechnique Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer whose mandate is to raise $100 million for Polytechnique as part of the Campus Montreal campaign. The goal was exceeded with $111 million collected, she decided at the end of the Campaign, in October 2017, to leave and continue to devote herself to other causes that are dear to her.

Diane de Champlain

Diane de Champlain has spent most of her career in the world of communications and philanthropy.

A graduate of the Université de Montréal and HEC Montréal, she was President of the Parents Association of Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and a member of its board of directors. She was recruited as Director of Public Relations, Spokesperson and Director of the Development Fund. Where she successfully led a $ 2.5 million subscription campaign.

In 2005, she joined Ecole Polytechnique as Executive Director of the Polytechnique Alumni Association (ADP) with nearly 36,000 members. In 2010, in addition to her position as Executive Director of the ADP, she was entrusted with the reins of the Polytechnique Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer whose mandate is to raise $100 million for Polytechnique as part of the Campus Montreal campaign. The goal was exceeded with $111 million collected, she decided at the end of the Campaign, in October 2017, to leave and continue to devote herself to other causes that are dear to her.

André Laurin   André Laurin; was until recently President and CEO of BrainBank, an innovation management technology company whose software is deployed on a global scale by Fortune 500 and Global 1000 clients such as Verizon, Nestlé and Bridgestone as well as to government agencies. After a successful exit from the company that he founded in 1999, he is now an independent investor. He has a B.A. from Concordia University.

André Laurin

André Laurin; was until recently President and CEO of BrainBank, an innovation management technology company whose software is deployed on a global scale by Fortune 500 and Global 1000 clients such as Verizon, Nestlé and Bridgestone as well as to government agencies. After a successful exit from the company that he founded in 1999, he is now an independent investor. He has a B.A. from Concordia University.

André Monette   André Monette; with degrees from Polytechnique de Montreal, McGill and Havard, Mr. Monette made a career for himself at Johnson & Johnson, Trust Royal, Banque Laurentienne and Les Placements T.A.L limited, working not only in Canada but in France and Switzerland as well. He served as a management consultant and a member of the board of directors for Investissement-Québec for over six years. Mr. Monette also served on the Fonds de Solidarité committee as well as Amorchem's investment committee.

André Monette

André Monette; with degrees from Polytechnique de Montreal, McGill and Havard, Mr. Monette made a career for himself at Johnson & Johnson, Trust Royal, Banque Laurentienne and Les Placements T.A.L limited, working not only in Canada but in France and Switzerland as well. He served as a management consultant and a member of the board of directors for Investissement-Québec for over six years. Mr. Monette also served on the Fonds de Solidarité committee as well as Amorchem's investment committee.