Board of Directors

Iya Touré, Chairman of the Board

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Mr. Touré was named Investissement Québec’s Vice-President, Business Development, Major Accounts in May 2015. He is also in charge of Ressources Québec, an Investissement Québec subsidiary. Employed by Investissement Québec since 1998, Mr. Touré has successively held the positions of Industrial Development Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager and Financing Package Coordinator at the Major Accounts Department before his appointment as Senior Director of Specialized Financing in October 2009.

In addition, he represented Investissement Québec on the Technoparc Saint-Laurent Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004.

A member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA) since 1989, Mr. Touré holds a diploma from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Lyon, France, along with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal.

Marc Paquet, Secretary

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Marc Paquet is Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretary of Investissement Québec. He practised business law for a private firm for 15 years before joining Société générale de financement du Québec in 1996. Throughout his career, Mr. Paquet has been involved in numerous large commercial transactions, including equity investments and public issues.

Yves Bourque, Director

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Yves Bourque has been employed by SGF and then Investissement Québec since 2005; as of March 2015, he has held the position of Vice-President, Risk Management and Credit. He is a member of the Management Committee and chairs the Financing Committee. Mr. Bourque, a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec since 1987, has some 30 years’ experience in administration and finance. Over the years, he has played a vital role in the start-up and management of high-growth companies and in the financial sector (equity and debt financing). Mr. Bourque has a certified corporate director (ASC) designation, having completed the university certification program in corporate governance at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, Université Laval. He sits on the boards of directors of several large corporations.

Claudine Chan Weng, Director

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Claudine Chan Weng was named Investissement Québec’s Director of Financial Information in March 2011. She previously held the position of Equity Investment Director at Société générale de financement du Québec.

Ms. Chan Weng, a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec since 1991, received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Université du Québec à Montréal. She possesses over 20 years of experience in managing accounting services at various multi-sectoral organizations.