Jacques Laparé, Eng., MBA
Chairman of the Board
Jacques Laparé holds a Bachelor of Arts of Université de Montréal (1965), a Bachelor degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal (1970) and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Western Ontario (1972). Mr. Laparé started his career at Bell Canada and then moved on to a manufacturing business, SMI Industries. He joined Bombardier Transportation in 1981, where he worked for twenty-three years. He held a number of executive positions as Director of Operations for a European Subsidiary, as President of the Transportation Systems Division, as President of the North American Division and as Senior Vice-President of the Transportation Group.
Mr. Laparé joined Gestion FÉRIQUE to participate in the General By-laws Committee in 2007 prior to becoming a member of the Investment Monitoring Committee in January 2008, which he has chaired from the summer of 2009 to 2011. He was also appointed member of the Board of Directors of Gestion FÉRIQUE in October 2009 and was elected as the Chairman in 2011. He brings to Gestion FÉRIQUE his experience in the fields of operations and management, and his knowledge in the investment field.