Cogeco

Senior leadership team

Get to know our senior leadership team, a seasoned group of executives who combine discipline and boldness, supported by skilled, committed and experienced employees, to deliver the best possible service offering for our customers and the best possible return on investment for our shareholders.

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    Philippe Jetté
    Eng.

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc.

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    Philippe Jetté
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    Mr. Jetté is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco Inc. and of Cogeco Communications Inc. since September 1, 2018.

    Mr. Jetté was President of Cogeco Peer 1 from 2015 to 2018. Previously, Mr. Jetté held several positions within Cogeco, including Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. between 2013 and 2015 and Vice President, Chief Technology Officer from 2011 to 2013.

    With more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Jetté combines practical technological know-how, mastery of complex network engineering, years of strategic planning, and global experience in marketing and sales with an extensive knowledge of the telecommunications market.

    Prior to joining Cogeco, Mr. Jetté was President of PJCS Inc. (strategic ITC technology and marketing services) between 2008 and 2011. Before that, he held several technology, sales and marketing leadership positions with Bell Canada, Bell Mobility and Rogers Communications (Cantel).

    Mr. Jetté acts as a Governor of the Alumni Association of École Polytechnique (Montréal).

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    Richard Lachance

    Interim President, Cogeco Media

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    Richard Lachance
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    Richard Lachance took on the role of Interim President of Cogeco Media in December 2020. He was President of Cogeco Media from 2013 to 2018. Since leaving the position of President, he has been Special Advisor to Cogeco Inc.

    Mr. Lachance is actively involved with a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to economic and social development in the Mauricie region.

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    Christian Jolivet
    LLB, LLM

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

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    Christian Jolivet
    LLB, LLM
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    Christian Jolivet joined the Company in 1997 as Director, Legal Affairs and has held various positions since then. In 2002, he became Chief Legal Officer, supervising all legal activities of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc., as well as their respective business units. Since 2002, he has also been Corporate Secretary of the Boards of Directors of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. In 2013, Mr. Jolivet also took on the role of Vice President of Corporate Affairs of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc.

    Before joining the company, he practiced law in a firm specialized in communications law.

    Mr. Jolivet received the 2012 Québec Corporate Counsel Award in the category Accomplishment, Business Strategy.

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    Marie-Hélène Labrie
    M.Sc.

    Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Strategy Officer

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    Marie-Hélène Labrie
    M.Sc.
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    Ms. Labrie was named Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Strategy Officer in 2018. She has more than 20 years of broad experience in government relations, public communications and marketing. Prior to joining Cogeco, she was at Enerkem starting in 2008, most recently as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications, where she built the company’s corporate image and reputation, positioning the organization as a global leader in the field of biofuels. Previously, Ms. Labrie worked with a range of companies as a communications consultant from 2006 to 2008, and from 1997 to 2006 she held roles at CAE including Director, Strategic Planning and Marketing. She began her career with the Government of Canada from 1993 to 1997, working on diverse portfolios. Ms. Labrie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université Laval in Québec City, where she also completed a Masters in International Business.

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    Zouheir Mansourati
    M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

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    Zouheir Mansourati
    M.Sc., Ph.D.
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    Dr. Mansourati joined Cogeco as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in November 2020. He has nearly three decades of experience in the telecommunications industry, including thirteen years at Telus where he held several executive positions including Vice President of National Broadband Network Implementation. He started his career at Bell-Northern Research followed by Movaz Networks, where he served in many executive roles including product management, customer network planning, and business development. Most recently, he was Chief Customer Officer at Vitruvi, working with their telecommunications service provider clients.

    Dr. Mansourati holds a Master of Science degree from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

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    Diane Nyisztor
    CPA, CA, HRCCC

    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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    Diane Nyisztor
    CPA, CA, HRCCC
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    Ms. Nyisztor was named Vice President, Corporate Human Resources in 2014. Prior to joining Cogeco, she served as Partner, International Executive Services at KPMG Canada. Previously, she held several executive positions with SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., notably as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources and Senior Vice President, Compensation and Benefits. Ms. Nyisztor also served as Senior Principal, International Executive Services at KPMG, where she spent more than a decade after joining in 1989. She sits on the Board of Directors of Saputo Inc.

    She holds a Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certificate from McMaster University, a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Concordia University. Ms. Nyisztor also has the designations of Certified Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.

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    Patrice Ouimet
    CPA, CA

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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    Patrice Ouimet
    CPA, CA
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    Mr. Ouimet joined Cogeco in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Cogeco, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Enerkem Inc. He also served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Enterprise Risk Management at Gildan Activewear Inc. Mr. Ouimet worked for the previous ten years in various roles in the investment banking sector at Lazard Limited and at CIBC World Markets Inc. In addition, he currently serves as a board member of the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

    Mr. Ouimet holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a Diploma in Accountancy from Concordia University. He is a chartered professional accountant and chartered accountant.

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