Hydro-Québec’s Senior Management is made up of women and men who are deeply committed to respecting the company’s rules, values and goals.

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Senior Management

Éric Martel

President and Chief Executive Officer

Éric Martel took office as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec in July 2015. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s strategic objectives. Mr. Martel immediately set out four priorities for Hydro-Québec: proactive communication, sustained growth of the company’s activities, and improving customer service and productivity.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Martel worked at Bombardier from 2002 to 2015. He held several senior management positions, including that of President, Bombardier Business Aircraft, where he managed some 12,000 employees throughout the world. He also served as President, Customer Services and Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft. Under his leadership, the Customer Services team expanded its international footprint, generating significant and sustained growth in revenue as well as improving customer satisfaction survey results. He also headed several operational activities.

During his career at Bombardier, Mr. Martel succeeded in implementing a solid quality culture throughout the organization, particularly in the course of his duties as Vice President, Quality, Achieving Excellence System and Transformation.

Before joining Bombardier, Mr. Martel worked for various high-profile international companies in the aerospace manufacturing sector, such as Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce, as well as for Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods.

Éric Martel holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (1991) from Université Laval. He has been actively involved in Centraide of Greater Montréal since the early 2000s.

Lise Croteau, FCPA, FCA

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Lise Croteau was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hydro-Québec in 2015, after having served as Vice President – Accounting and Control since 2008. Her mandate includes orienting, developing and overseeing all financial, regulatory and management accounting activities, as well as financial planning, taxation, financial control and risk management. In addition, she is responsible for Hydro-Québec’s financial statements and reports.

Richard Cacchione

President of Hydro-Québec Production

In April 2005, Richard Cacchione was appointed President of Hydro-Québec Production. He joined Hydro-Québec in June 2002 as President of Hydro-Québec Équipement and was also President and CEO of the Société d’énergie de la Baie James (SEBJ) between 2003 and 2005.

Marc Boucher

President of Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie

Marc Boucher joined Hydro-Québec in June 2016 as President of Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie. This division operates and develops North America’s most extensive power transmission system, which includes some 34,000 kilometres of lines. It also markets system capacity and manages power flows across Québec. Its assets total more than $20 billion and its annual revenue exceeds $3 billion.

David Murray

David Murray

President of Hydro-Québec Distribution

David Murray took office as President of Hydro-Québec Distribution in September 2016. This Hydro-Québec division provides a secure supply of electricity to the Québec market by means of a distribution grid comprising more than 112,000 km of lines. The division has 6,000 employees serving 4 million customers throughout Québec.

Réal Laporte

President of Hydro-Québec Innovation, équipement et services partagés
President and Chief Executive Officer of Société d’énergie de la Baie James

Réal Laporte was appointed President of Hydro-Québec Innovation, équipement et services partagés and confirmed in his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société d’énergie de la Baie James in September 2016. Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) was thus added to the business units already under his responsibility.

Johanne Duhaime

Vice President – Information and Communications Technologies

Johanne Duhaime was appointed Vice President – Information and Communications Technologies at Hydro-Québec in September 2016. In this role, she is responsible for the activities related to information and telecommunication systems.

Bruno Gingras

Vice President – Human Resources

Bruno Gingras was appointed Vice President – Human Resources in May 2011. He joined Hydro-Québec in 1988 and held different management positions in human resources, customer services and distribution.

Élise Proulx

Vice President – Communications and Government Affairs

Élise Proulx was appointed Vice President – Communications and Government Affairs at Hydro-Québec in January 2017. In this capacity, she is in charge of internal and external communications, public and government affairs, marketing and community relations.

Stella Leney, Ad. E.

Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Secretary General

Stella Leney was appointed Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Secretary General at Hydro-Québec in January 2017. In this capacity, she is notably in charge of legal affairs, ethics, sustainable development and document management. She also oversees the activities of the corporate secretariat, which provides support to the Board of Directors and Board committees as well as to Hydro-Québec subsidiaries. In addition, Ms. Leney is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l’environnement.

Jean-Hugues Lafleur

Vice President – Financing, Treasury and Pension Fund

Jean-Hugues Lafleur was named Vice President – Financing, Treasury and Pension Fund in September 2008. He joined Hydro-Québec in 1991 where he has held different management positions.

Michel Ménard

Vice President – Corporate Transformation, Health and Safety

Michel Ménard was appointed Vice President – Corporate Transformation, Health and Safety at Hydro-Québec in January 2017. In this capacity, he is in charge of spearheading the transformation of the corporate culture and is also responsible for workplace health and safety.

Steve Demers

Vice President – Business Development

Steve Demers was named Vice President – Business Development in December 2015. In this capacity, he is in charge of the activities pertaining to Hydro-Québec’s international presence. Mr. Demers joined Hydro-Québec in September 2011 as Senior Director – Energy Trading Floor –Wholesale Markets.

Mario Laprise

Internal Auditor

Mario Laprise has been Hydro-Québec’s Internal Auditor since September 2014.

Joëlle Thibault

Corporate Ombudsman

Joëlle Thibault has served as Hydro-Québec’s Corporate Ombudsman since May 1, 2012.

Rules of conduct for directors and executives

The conduct of directors and executives is governed by strict rules and principles set out in the following documents: