BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2021-2022

 

Chaired by Charles Jacob, Genium360's Board of Directors has 11 members.

 

CHARLES JACOB

Chairperson
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Current Position
Director, Technical Program Management, Unity Technology

Academic Background
Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of 3rd mandate

Skills and Expertise
Project management, team management, change management and evolution of practices and processes, risk management, talent development, software development, video game production.

Why Engineering?
This decision was a natural progression relating to my passions; I grew up with a strong interest for scientific subjects and great admiration for the human genius.

My Contribution to Genium360
I wish to develop the organization for the benefit of its members so that everyone can find an offer or a service that is useful to them. I also wish to participate in the healthy governance of the organization, to ensure its sustainability and its good health.

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SUZANNE FORTIN
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Vice President

Current Position
Lawyer, Consultant and ASC (certified company administrator)

Academic Background
Law Degree (LL.L), Université de Montréal
CSA, Certificate in Corporate Governance, Université Laval
Certificate in Leadership and Leadership Skills, Leadership Institute, Concordia University

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of 3rd mandate

Other Involvement as Administrator

Fondation Pallia-Vie
President of the Board (2016-Present)

Maison de soins palliatifs de la Rivière-du-Nord
President & Administrator (1997-2015)

Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de St-Jérôme
Vice-Presidente (1993-2002)

Fondation André-Boudreau
Administrator (1998-1999)

National Bank of Canada
Member of the Advisory Committee (1992-1995)

CLSC Arthur-Buies de Saint-Jérôme
Administrator (1984-1986)

Centre communautaire juridique Laurentians
President et administrator (1980-1990)

CHSLD Youville, Saint-Jérôme
Administrator (1979-1982)

Skills and Expertise
Entrepreneur, partner at PFD lawyers, that has seen to the development and the growth of her law firm that now includes over 100 employees and 4 offices.

Why the involvement with Genium360?
Engineering is a fascinating science that brings exceptional contribution to our society. By joining Genium360, I can be closer to all these achievements.

My Contribution to Genium360
I want to actively collaborate with all Genium360’s members by offering my expertise and my experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur with the objective of ensuring the longevity of the organization.

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DANIEL F.P. ZBACNIK, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D Picture

Treasurer

Current Position
Chief Consulting Officer - zf Management Inc

Academic Background
Master's degree Business/Commerce, General, Université Paris Dauphine
MBA, UQAM | Université du Québec à Montréal
Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy, McGill University
BComm, Accounting/MIS, McGill University

Governance training
Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D
Corporate Director Course, University of Toronto

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of the 1st mandate

Other Involvement as Administrator
CPA Canada
Member of the Board of Examiner (2021- ) and Chair, Technology Advisory Committee (2020- )

Vision Loss Rehabilitation, Canada
Chair, Finance and Risk Committee and Member of the Audit Committee (2020- )

Skills and Expertise
Seasoned professional with 30+ years of executive-level financial management experience, results-driven, passionate about improving and digitally transforming business finance functions, including robotics (RPA) and helping financial management executives succeed.

Why the involvement with Genium360?
I chose the accounting profession, but I have spent part of my career working with Quebec engineering companies that have a global reach.

My Contribution to Genium360
Collaborate with my colleagues by sharing my experience and by contributing an external view on implementing Genium360’s mission by positioning the stakeholders in the centre of the decision-making process thus ensuring long-term organizational viability. 

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LYSE LE GAL

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Current Position
Director, Administration and Finance, PINQ² - Digital and Quantum Innovation Platform

Academic Background
B. Economics, University of Ottawa
MBA, HEC Montréal ASC
ASC, University certification in corporate governance, Collège des Administrateurs de Société, Université Laval

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of the 2nd mandat

Skills and Expertise
Strategy, business development, finance, management.

Other Involvement as Administrator
OACIQ, Member of the trustee's decision review committee (2019- )
Squid Squad, Administrator (2019- )
AQCPE, Treasurer and Director (2016-2020)
Fondation Le Plateau, Treasurer and Director (2016-2017)
CPE La Galijode, Treasurer and Director (2012-2015)

Why the involvement with Genium360?
I believe that Quebec's economic prosperity depends on the cross-cutting integration of skills, training and professions. The role of engineers is crucial and Genium360 plays a facilitating role in the engineering ecosystem, in industry and in Quebec society in general.

My Contribution to Genium360
I would like to contribute my experiences and perspectives on major contemporary issues to serve the organization in its strategic planning, positioning and good governance in order to continue to fulfill the mission of Genium360 for its members and ensure its sustainability.

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FADJIAH COLLIN-MAZILEFadjiah Collin-Mazile

Administrator

Current Position
Senior Data Scientist, CoinList

Academic Background
Bachelor of Operations and Logistics Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)
Certification in Bias & Discrimination in AI, Mila International Summer School
Training in NPO governance, Collège des administrateurs du Québec
Training in general accounting, UQAM

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of 1st mandate

Other Involvement as Administrator

Centraide
Member of the Board of Directors and Communication and Marketing Committee(2019-Today)

Gallea
Member of the advisory committee (2019-Today)

École de technologies supérieur (ÉTS)
Member of the Board of Directors (2016-2018)

Skills and Expertise
A data scientist specializing in research and development currently working in the e-commerce sector, with experience in operations research in the transportation, cultural and institutional sectors. Former entrepreneur, current corporate director and passionate about innovation.

Why Engineering?
I am certain that the profession you marry corresponds to the role you decide to play in society. As engineering professionals, our role is to build the world around us.

My Contribution to Genium360
As technology is at the heart of today's challenges, engineers must be a model for society, but also a vector of inclusiveness for everyone. It is with this vision that I wish to participate in the Board of Directors of Genium360.

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GABRIEL DENIS

Administrator
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Current Position
Business Intelligence Specialist, Videns Analytics

Academic Background
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Université Laval
Certificate in Sustainable Development, Université Laval

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of the 1st mandate

Skills and Expertise
Development of business intelligence, operationalization of digital transformation, application of Lean manufacturing and Sustainable Development principles.

Why Engineering?
Engineering is, among other things, the application of scientific theory in different markets. I like to believe that the engineering profession brings scientific progress closer to the public and contributes to building a better future by reconciling human and environmental factors in a complex economic context. Engineering represents as many challenges as there are problems, allowing me to renew, learn and improve as an individual every day.

My Contribution to Genium360
I wish to put my expertise in information technology to work for the organization to provide it with the tools it needs to accomplish its strategic plan. In fact, I wish to collaborate in the realization of GENIUM360's vision in order to offer the greatest added value to each of its members.

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PATRICE JUNEAU

AdministratorPatrice

Current Position
Scientific Advisor, SR&RD Tax credits, Design Credits, Groupe Malette

Academic Background
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Université Laval

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of 3rd mandate

Skills and Expertise
Project Management, Scientific Writing, Business Development

My Contribution to Genium360
I want Genium360 to become widely known and create a contributing synergy with the various stakeholders of the engineering world.

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SOPHIE MINYEM, ING., M. ING.

Administrator
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Current Position
Compliance Engineeré, Loto-Québec

Academic Background
Bachelor's degree, Electrical Engineering, Université Laval
DESS, Project Management, Université de Sherbrooke
Master, Engineering Management, Université de Sherbrooke

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of the 1st mandate

Skills and Expertise
Collaborate with business partners and other stakeholders in the execution of projects to ensure compliance with the organization's integrity requirements and follow up on compliance files with various stakeholders. Analysis, consulting, risk management.

Other Involvement as Administratore
Daycare service at École Catherine-Soumillard in Lachine, Secretary of the parents' committee (2006-2007)

Why Engineering?
I chose this field because of the many opportunities for development that engineering specialties offer to students of all backgrounds, for the accomplishments and the outstanding contribution of engineering from various backgrounds to the advancement of our societies.

My Contribution to Genium360
Collaborate and share with my colleagues from various engineering backgrounds on important issues that increase and maintain the effectiveness of Genium360's operations, further develop membership and a sense of belonging, and contribute to the contribution of diversity at many levels within Genium360.

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SERGE PEPIN, ING., MBA, ASC

Administrator
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Current Position
Consultant

Academic Background
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke
MBA, Finance & SME, HEC Montréal
Executive Management Program, CEDEP – Fontainebleau, FRA
CSA, Certificate in Corporate Governance, Université Laval

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of the 1st mandate

Skills and Expertise
A strong international operational and logistics management experience in the consumer goods industry. Skills in problem-solving, opportunity identification, strategic plan development and execution.

Why Engineering?
For passion because engineering contributes to the evolution of society and because there are virtually no limits to what an engineer can do in his or her career.

My Contribution to Genium360
I intend to contribute to the sustainability and growth of Genium360 as well as to the expansion of its offer in order to "accompany its members to the realization of their full capacity, to nurture their curiosity, to cultivate their passions and to stimulate their inventiveness".

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ALEXANDRE PICHÉ
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Administrator

Current Position
Product Manager - Production Technology Development - Ubisoft

Academic Background
Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, Université de Sherbrooke
Master's degree in engineering management, Université de Sherbrooke

Mandate at Genium360
1st year of the 1st mandate

Skills and Expertise
Product strategy and management, project management, team management, software development, video game production technologies.

Why Engineering?
Science and technology have always fascinated me, both because of my thirst to understand the world around us and my enthusiasm for experimenting with innovative technologies. Engineering is an opportunity for me to use my analytical and creative mind to innovate and create the non-existent, for issues as diverse as economic efficiency, social progress and environmental protection.

My Contribution to Genium360
I wish to contribute to making Genium360 a key player through the development of services and partnerships that meet the needs and values of its members. Thus, with my peers on the board of directors and the permanent staff, I want to collaborate by offering my expertise and experience in management and information technology to ensure the realization of the strategic plan and the sustainability of the organization.

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NICOLAS SBARRATO
Frederic Thibaut

Administrator

Current Position
Team Leader, Climate Risk and Resilience at WSP Canada Inc.

Academic Background
Bachelor's degree in chemistry and process engineering, École de chimie, physique et électronique de Lyon (France)
Master's degree in environmental sciences, UQÀM

Mandate at Genium360
2nd year of the 2nd mandat

Civic Engagement
CPE La Bougeotte (2016-2019)
President et Vice-President

CPE Les Ateliers (2013-2016)
President, Vice-President & Administrator

Skills and Expertise
Project management, innovation and change management, development of business partnerships, expert in environmental rehabilitation of contaminated sites.

Why Engineering?
I've always been fascinated by the great figures of science and scientific discoveries. Among the most important chapters in the evolution of human societies, the scientific revolution is undoubtedly the one that inspires me the most. With a Cartesian and inventive spirit and a desire to change the world, I turned early on to engineering, more precisely chemistry. Today, I apply some of the engineering concepts I learned to my field of expertise: the environment but also to everything I do.

My Contribution to Genium360
I would like to use my skills in governance, my reflection on the place of engineering professionals in our society and my involvement in the large engineering network to support the innovative and attractive development of Genium360.

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