MARIE-HUGUETTE CORMIER APPOINTED AS INTERIM CHAIRPERSON FOR THE PORT OF QUÉBEC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Québec City, June 19, 2020 – The Québec Port Authority (QPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Huguette Cormier to the position of interim chairperson of the Port of Québec board of directors. Having already been vice-chairperson and served on the board since 2017, she will quickly be able to meet the many challenges that await her as interim chairperson while the Port is fully engaged in several major files for the region’s economic development.
Ms. Cormier holds an MBA from Université Laval and has been Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Communications, for Mouvement Desjardins since 2016. She will officially take office on June 20, 2020.
QPA would also like to acknowledge the significant contribution of the outgoing chairperson, Marie-France Poulin, who has held the position for five years. Ms. Poulin paved the way for being the first woman appointed to head the board of directors in 2015. Her leadership has made possible the launch of important projects for the future of the Port of Québec.
The QPA would also like to welcome Me. Olga Farman as a new member of the board of directors. Appointed to this position by the Québec City administration, Me. Farman is a Managing Partner with the Québec City office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. She specializes in business law and governance and holds an MBA from Université Laval. Very active in the Québec City community, she is a member of the boards of directors of La Capitale Assurance et services financiers, the Festival d’été de Québec and the Musée de la civilization.
The five other members of the QPA board of directors, Marie-Soleil Tremblay, Denis Desbiens, Edwin Bourget, Esther Gaulin and Richard Savard, all retain their seats and continue in their commitment to the mission of the Port of Québec.
"I am very pleased to be appointed by my peers to this highly strategic position for the Québec City region. Being firmly rooted in my community, I see an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to its development and economic growth. I would also like to thank Marie-France Poulin, the outgoing chairperson, who leaves behind a united and committed board. I'm already rolling up my sleeves to continue her work and ensure completion of the Port's projects!"
- Marie-Huguette Cormier, interim chairperson, QPA board of directors.
"The entire team at the Port is delighted to see Ms. Cormier appointed chairperson of the Board. I would also like to personally thank Marie-France Poulin who was brilliant in being the chair of the board. We are also delighted to welcome Ms. Farman to the board, whose expertise and dynamic nature will put some wind into the sails of our projects. The Québec City region has no shortage of local talent to manage its large-scale projects, and we have before us today two perfect examples."
- Mario Girard, President and CEO, Québec Port Authority.
About the Québec Port Authority
The Québec Port Authority is an independent federal agency established under the Canada Marine Act. Each year, the ships that pass through the Port are at the heart of a logistics chain that carries about $20 billion worth of goods. The Port of Québec facilitates this maritime hub, which generates and supports more than 13,000 direct and indirect jobs, according to the latest KPMG / SECOR study.
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