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Governance

Governance

Loto-Québec subscribes to the principles of good governance. Our Board of Directors ensures that we are in compliance with the many laws applicable to us, including the Act respecting the governance of state-owned enterprises.

Supported by the Governance and Ethics Committee's recommendations, our directors ensure that the Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct for Directors and Managers of Loto-Québec and Its Subsidiaries [in French only, PDF – 371 KB] and the Code of Ethics for Loto-Québec Employees and its Subsidiaries [in French only, PDF – 196 KB] respect the best practices.

The Board and its committees perform their roles within four broad decision-making axes: governance, finances, strategy and human resources management. Along with sound risk management and agreement between management and the Board of Directors, these pillars form the basis of the Corporation's smooth operation.

Board of Directors

Loto-Québec's Board of Directors is composed of 12 members who were all named by the government. They are all independent members, except the Loto-Québec President and CEO.

Ann MacDonald, Montréal

ASC, PMP

Chair of the Board of Directors, Loto-Québec 

Corporate Director

Appointment: June 27, 2021

End of term: June 26, 2025

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and member of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Ann MacDonald's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

In addition to having a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal, Ann MacDonald is a certified PMP from the Project Management Institute of Pennsylvania and an Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (Certified Corporate Director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. Ms. MacDonald spent 17 years at Bombardier Transportation, where she successively held the positions of director and senior director in fields such as project management, sales, business development, communications and public affairs. In her seven years as Vice-President of Business Development and Sales, she used her solid negotiating skills to oversee all activities in Canada and across America. In 2018, she was the senior advisor for VIA Rail’s fleet replacement program. Ms. MacDonald has been a member of numerous associations and forums, including the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. She was also a member of both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation. She currently chairs the Board of Directors of the CHU Sainte-Justine and sits on the Board of Aéroports de Montréal, where she chairs the Development and Innovation Committee. More recently, she brought her extensive experience in strategic operational growth management and business development to BONE Structure during her five-year mandate as Chief Operating Officer.

Jean-François Bergeron, Montréal

President and CEO, Loto-Québec

Appointment: May 31, 2021

End of term: May 30, 2026

See Jean-François Bergeron's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

In 2021, Jean-François Bergeron was appointed President and CEO of Loto-Québec. His entrepreneurial spirit had previously enabled him to oversee the launch of the Société Québécoise du cannabis in 2018 and serve as its President and CEO. Prior to that, he had served as Vice-President of Information Technology (IT) at the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), where his strategic leadership skills enabled him to successfully steer an ambitious business plan. With over 25 years in leadership roles, Mr. Bergeron has acquired expert insight into IT management in the manufacturing, retail, telecommunications and professional services sectors. His first IT management position was with Cascades. By 2014, he was overseeing all global IT operations at WSP Global. He was also Vice-President and CEO for IT at Astral Media as well as at Kruger, where he headed up IT and supply chain operations for the Tissue Group, in England, for three years. With a bachelor’s degree in business computing and a strong background in tech strategy implementation, digital transformation, and organizational transformation, Mr. Bergeron has had a broad and varied career path. This has allowed him to develop an in-depth understanding of organizations, which he has capitalized on throughout his various mandates.

Alain Albert, Magog

Corporate Director

Reappointment: March 9, 2022

End of term: March 8, 2026

Chair of the Human Resources and Culture Committee, and member of the Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

See Alain Albert's resumé on the Governement of Québec's website (in French only)

Alain Albert holds a master’s degree in counselling from the University of Maine, a bachelor in educational and career counselling from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université de Montréal. A retired senior executive turned corporate director, Mr. Albert has over 30 years of experience in the Québec civil service. From 1981 to 2005, he worked at the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (now the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail), notably as Vice-President of Partner Relations and Expertise during his last 11 years there. From 2007 to 2017, he was a member of the Board of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, where he chaired the Human Resources and Customer Service committees and sat on the Governance and Ethics Committee.

Jean-François Blais, Montréal

Corporate Director

Reappointment: May 10, 2023

End of term: May 9, 2027

Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and member of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Jean-François Blais' resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Jean-François Blais graduated with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from Université Laval in 1988. He has been a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) since 1991. Now retired, Mr. Blais spent close to 30 years in the insurance field. He was President and CEO of AXA Canada from 2004 to 2011, and President of Intact Insurance from 2011 to 2017. During his career, he served on the boards of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Insurance Institute of Canada. He has been a member of the Board of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec since May 2020 and on that of Desjardins Financial Security since March 2022.

Sarine Chitilian, Montréal

Senior Manager, Business Operational Strategy and Resilience

National Bank of Canada

Appointment: March 31, 2021

End of term: March 30, 2025

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

See Sarine Chitilian's resumé on the Governement of Québec's website (in French only)

Sarine Chitilian graduated from McGill University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. She then worked in finance at Société Générale Group, as both Vice-President of Operational Risk and Chief of Staff. In 2014, Ms. Chitilian joined the National Bank of Canada and rose through the ranks. As Senior Manager of Business Operational Strategy and Resilience, a position she has held since 2018, she oversees strategies related to risk management, organizational performance and governance. Over the years, Ms. Chitilian has volunteered with many organizations. Currently, she is actively involved in the Association of Québec Women in Finance and National Bank’s Women’s Leadership Network.

Maud Cohen, Montréal

Eng., ASC

President, Polytechnique Montréal

Reappointment: May 22, 2024

End of term: May 21, 2028

Chair of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Maud Cohen's resumé on the Governement of Québec's website

Maud Cohen earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in 1996. She went on to work in project management before taking up management positions at several tech firms, most notably CGI. In 2004, Ms. Cohen received an MBA from HEC Montréal. From 2009 to 2012, she was the President and official spokesperson of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. In 2014, she became President and CEO of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation. Then, in 2022, she was appointed President of Polytechnique Montréal. She is the fist woman to hold this position. Ms. Cohen received the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (Certified Corporate Director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés in 2012. 

Marie Côté, Frelighsburg

ASC

Expert advisor in international development of creative industries

Reappointment: May 18, 2022

End of term: May 17, 2026

Chairwoman of the Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and member of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Marie Côté's resumé on the Governement of Québec's website (in French only)

Marie Côté completed the coursework of the master’s in communication sciences with a specialization in human-computer interface at Université de Montréal. She received the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (Certified Corporate Director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés and has over 30 years of governance experience. Ms. Côté is a member of the Board of the Computer Research Institute of Montréal for which she chairs the Governance and Human Resources Committee. She is also a member of the Board of the Agence de mobilité durable de Montréal where she sits on the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Committee and chairs the Innovation, Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee. She also chairs the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee of the Municipality of Frelighsburg and sits on the tourism committee of the Brome-Missisquoi region. In addition, she has chaired the Board of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and that of Jalon MTL – l’institut des transports intelligents. Ms. Côté was Corporate Director for such entertainment industry companies as ARTV, Cirque du Soleil, Productions J and Radio-Canada for over 20 years. She was also Director of Marketing Communications for National Bank. She has been serving as expert advisor in international business development for corporations in the creative industries sector, including Rodeo FX and HUB Montréal. 

Dominique Gauthier, Québec

ASC

Corporate Director

Reappointment: May 18, 2022

End of term: May 17, 2026

Member of the Human Resources and Culture Committee

See Dominique Gauthier's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Dominique Gauthier holds a master’s degree in industrial relations from Université Laval. A retired senior executive turned corporate director, she began her career as a manager in the fisheries sector. She has nearly 30 years of experience in Québec’s public sector. From 1988 to 2016, she worked for the Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor where she rose to become Associate Secretary for intersectoral negotiations coordination in the public, parapublic and quasi-public sectors. In 2014, Ms. Gauthier received the title of Administratrice de sociétés certifiée (ASC) (Certified Corporate Director) from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés. She has been called upon to provide strategic advice on labour-management relations and governmental governance since 2017.

Lyne Jobin, Lévis

 

Corporate Director

Appointment: December 7, 2022

End of term: December 6, 2026

Member of the Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

See Lyne Jobin’s resumé on the Government of Québec’s website [in French only]

Lyne Jobin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Université Laval. She worked in the fields of mental health and public health, holding several positions within the health and social services network. Ms. Jobin joined the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux in 2000; she rose through the ranks and held several management positions, including that of Deputy General Manager of Public Health. From 2009 to 2016, she sat on the Board of Directors of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. During the last years of her career, Ms. Jobin was Assistant Deputy Minister at the Direction générale des programmes dédiés aux personnes, aux familles et aux communautés (General Directorate, Programs for Persons, Families and Communities).

Alain Trudeau, Montréal

FCPA

Corporate Director

Appointment: February 23, 2022

End of term: February 22, 2026

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

See Alain Trudeau's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Alain Trudeau earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montréal in 1981. A Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, he became a partner at Ernst & Young in 1991. At this organization, he was involved in the due diligence and negotiation stages of the acquisition and sale of businesses. After heading various audit groups since 1995, he was appointed Managing Partner, Assurance for the Québec offices in 2008, a position he held until his retirement in 2019. He was also the main liaison between Ernst & Young and Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, from which he received the distinction of Lecturer Emeritus. Mr. Trudeau has extensive experience in corporate governance, ethics and risk management, which has allowed him to serve as a consulting partner to many other public and private companies and corporate directors. He currently sits on the boards of several companies, including Theratechnologies and the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec.

Katy Yam, Montréal

Partner, RealVentures

General Manager, FounderFuel

Producer, TEDxMontreal

Appointment: December 16, 2020

End of term: December 15, 2024

Member of the Development and Innovation Committee

See Katy Yam's resumé on the Government of Québec's website (in French only)

Katy Yam is a multilingual executive who currently serves as Partner at Real Ventures, one of Canada’s most active early-stage VC firms; General Manager of FounderFuel, Canada’s first technology startup accelerator; and Producer at TEDxMontréal. The holder of a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from McGill University, she has a 20+ year history of managing high-performing products, business intelligence and marketing teams across various public and private industries, including venture capital, artificial intelligence, gaming, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications and non-profits. As an early-stage investor, she sits on several boards as a member, observer or advisor. Ms. Yam is also an independent member of the boards of MT Lab and Réseau Capital. Since 2013, she has been heading TEDxMontréal, a non-profit dedicated to elevating Montréal-born ideas onto the global TED stage.

Corporate Secretariat

Marie-Christine Tremblay

LL. L.

Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Legal Affairs of Loto-Québec

After earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from McGill University, Marie-Christine Tremblay chose to pursue a law degree. She was hired by the Ministère de la Justice, where she practiced law for a few years. Ms. Tremblay joined Loto-Québec in 1988 as Legal Counsel in the Corporate Legal Affairs Department. She was named Head of the Corporate Secretariat Department in 1998, and of Legal Affairs in 2006. In 2017, she was appointed Corporate Secretary and Vice-President of Legal Affairs.

Executive Team

  • Jean-François Bergeron

    President and Chief Executive Officer

     

  • Isabelle Jean

    Executive Vice-President and 
    Chief Operating Officer of Lottery Games

  • Kevin G. Taylor

    Executive Vice-President and

    Chief Operating Officer of Casinos and Gaming Halls

  • Stéphane Fraser

    Executive Vice-President and

    Chief Operating Officer of Gaming Establishments

  • Denis Daly

    Corporate Vice-President and

    Chief Officer of Digital Transformation and Technology 

  • Sylvain Carrier

    Corporate Vice-President of

    Talent and Culture

  • Benoit Lefrançois

    Corporate Vice-President of

    Responsible Commercialization, Social Responsibility and Public Affairs

  • Marie-Claude Tremblay

    Corporate Vice-President of

    Finance and Administration

  • Marie-Christine Tremblay

    Corporate Secretary and

    Vice-President of Legal Affairs

     

  • Nathalie Lemieux

    Vice-President of

    Internal Auditing and Entreprise Risk Management