Acting President and Chief Executive Officer
Jean-Hugues Lafleur became Acting President and Chief Executive Officer on March 12, 2020. In this role, he is responsible for the execution of the strategies laid out in Hydro‑Québec’s Strategic Plan 2020‑2024. He also sits on the company’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Lafleur was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Risk Officer of Hydro‑Québec in April 2018. In this capacity, he oversaw all financial functions within the company, including financing, treasury, accounting, budget planning, taxation, financial control, risk management, and financial reporting. He also managed the Hydro‑Québec Pension Plan and pension fund.
Mr. Lafleur joined Hydro‑Québec in the early 1990s. He became Manager – Financial Risk Control in 1996, then went on to serve as Director – Financial Markets and Assistant Treasurer in 1998. He was appointed Corporate Treasurer in 2007 and was promoted Vice President – Financing, Treasury and Pension Fund the following year, a position he held until 2018. In addition to corporate financing and treasury operations, he was responsible for the Hydro‑Québec pension fund and information technologies supporting financial and accounting applications.
He began his career as a securities broker at Lévesque Beaubien (now Financière Banque Nationale). In the late 1980s, he was also a lecturer in portfolio management at Université du Québec à Hull.
Jean‑Hugues Lafleur holds a Bachelor’s degree in administration from Université du Québec à Hull and a Master’s in finance from Université de Sherbrooke.