Board of Directors

Pierre Arbour, President

Pierre Arbour has had a long career in finance, including 13 years at la Caisse de Dépot et Placement du Québec where he served as the founding Director of the common share portfolio. Mr. Arbour created Alkebec Inc. in May 1979 with an investment of $30,000. At the end of 2005, Mr. Arbour donated all the shares of Alkebec Inc., then valued at $9 million, to create la Fondation Universitaire Pierre Arbour. Since 2006, the Foundation has disbursed close to $2.5 million in scholarships.

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

Vice President since Oct. 2015. 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.

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.

Marine Hadengue

Marine Hadengue is a former scholarship recipient from the Foundation and is currently completing a doctorate in economic convergence, the transfer of technology and innovation between the Canadian economy and those in developing countries. Her research has effects on innovation strategies and the transfer of technology on multinational scales.

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 that of Amorchem.