Cogeco Communications

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    Elizabeth Alves
    CPA, CA, CIA, CFE

    Vice President, Enterprise Strategy and Social Responsibility

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    Elizabeth Alves
    CPA, CA, CIA, CFE
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    Elizabeth Alves was named Vice President, Enterprise Strategy and Social Responsibility in June 2019. Ms. Alves joined Cogeco as Senior Director, Internal Audit, in 2008. She has also held the positions of Vice President, Internal Audit and Vice President, Internal Audit and Risk Management. Prior to joining the Company, she held various positions with ING Canada and began her career in 1995 as an auditor with Arthur Andersen. 

    Ms. Alves was  Chair of the Québec Regional Board of Canadian Women in Communications and Technology from 2014 to 2018. In June 2016, she was elected as Chair of the Board of the Fondation En Cœur, of which she has been a member since 2014.

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    Paul Beaudry

    Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

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    Paul Beaudry
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    Paul Beaudry joined Cogeco as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs in November 2020. In this role, he represents Cogeco and its subsidiaries in proceedings before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and other federal departments and agencies with respect to broadcasting and telecommunications matters. Prior to joining Cogeco, Mr. Beaudry served as Director of Regulatory Affairs at TELUS in Calgary. He has also practiced competition and foreign investment law at Stikeman Elliott LLP and Ogilvy Renault LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). He is a former senior policy advisor to the federal Minister of Industry and is a director of the Canadian chapter of the International Institute of Communications. 

     

    Mr. Beaudry is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Law and is a member of the Quebec Bar.

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    France De Blois

    Vice President, Finance

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    France De Blois
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    France De Blois joined Cogeco in July 2021 in the role of Vice President, Finance. She has extensive and diverse experience in the management of financial operations. Most recently, she was Vice President, Accounting and Control at Harnois Énergies. Over the course of her career, she also worked at Ovivo Inc. and Transcontinental, two publicly traded companies, as head of financial operations. France holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Université du Québec in Montreal and holds a CPA, CA designation.

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    Chantal Frappier
    CPA, CA, CIA

    Vice President, Internal Audit

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    Chantal Frappier
    CPA, CA, CIA
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    Chantal Frappier was named Vice President, Internal Audit in June 2019. Ms. Frappier joined Cogeco as Director, Internal Audit, in 2009 and was promoted to Senior Director in 2015.  She previously held various positions in internal audit and financial compliance with ING Canada and was Assistant Controller at Mayrand Ltd. She began her professional career as External Auditor with Ernst & Young.

    Ms. Frappier has sat on the Board of Directors of the Québec chapter of Canadian Women in Communications since 2014 and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Montréal chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors since 2017. She completed her bachelor's degree and postgraduate degree in Accounting Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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    David Gorgas

    Vice President, IT Strategy and Digital Transformation

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    David Gorgas
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    David Gorgas was named Vice President, IT Strategy and Digital Transformation in August 2021. He has extensive and diverse telecommunications experience with a unique perspective on business operations spanning 30 years.

    Previously, he worked at British Telecom (Braintree, Massachusetts) for over fifteen years where he held several IT management positions. During his career he also worked for US LEC Corporation (Charlotte, North Carolina) and CTC Communications (Waltham, Massachusetts).

    David holds a BA in Marketing from Western Connecticut State University.

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    Martin Grenier
    MBA

    Vice President, Procurement

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    Martin Grenier
    MBA
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    Martin Grenier was named Vice President Procurement in 2018. Prior to joining Cogeco he was successively Regional Director, Procurement Canada & Europe and Director, Procurement Strategic Programs for Rio Tinto. Previously, he held various positions in the field of procurement and logistics at Rio Tinto and Alcan, both in North America and Europe.

    Martin Grenier holds an MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from HEC Montréal.

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    Marie Ginette Lepage
    MBA, ASC

    Vice President, Wireless Solutions and Innovation

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    Marie Ginette Lepage
    MBA, ASC
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    Marie Ginette Lepage was appointed Vice President, Wireless Solutions and Innovation, in June 2019. She is responsible for developing and delivering the wireless strategy, creating business development partnerships and alliances and identifying opportunities to develop new areas of growth. Previously, Ms. Lepage was Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Mobile Solutions, at Stingray.

    She previously worked for more than a decade at Videotron, where she held several executive roles. After managing Videotron’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) wireless service, she led one of the company’s most important strategic projects, the rollout of its mobile network. She also served as Vice President, Product Development as well as Vice President, Broadcasting and Content. Prior to her service with Videotron, Ms. Lepage worked for several major companies, including Alcan, TMG Solutions and Bell.

    She holds an MBA from HEC Montréal and a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal.

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    Andrée Pinard
    CPA, CA, MBA

    Vice President and Treasurer

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    Andrée Pinard
    CPA, CA, MBA
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    Andrée Pinard has been Vice President and Treasurer of Cogeco Inc. since 2011, having served as the Company’s Treasurer between 2000 and 2006 as well as its Director, Financial Planning, from 1997 to 2000. She was also Director, Treasury, of Intact Financial Corporation from 2010 to 2011 and Director, Treasury of Canada Steamship Lines Group, from 2008 to 2009. She has also worked in corporate finance with Nesbitt Burns Inc.

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    Liette Vigneault
    CRHA, MBA

    Vice President, Talent and Employee Experience

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    Liette Vigneault
    CRHA, MBA
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    Ms. Vigneault was appointed Vice President, Talent and Employee Experience, in July 2019, after serving as Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, from 2012 and Senior Director, Organizational Development, starting in 2011 with our subsidiary Cogeco Connexion. Prior to this she held various positions with RONA Inc. for almost 15 years in customer experience, talent management, succession planning and people development. She began her career in 1994 as a human resources generalist in the manufacturing industry.

     

    Since 2016, Ms. Vigneault has been a member of the prestigious Top 25 HR Professionals in Canada, published annually by Canadian HR Reporter magazine. She holds the designation of Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), and earned a master’s of business administration (MBA) from McGill University-HEC Montréal and a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal.

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