Louis Tremblay is the President and Cofounder of AddÉnergie. Under his leadership, the company has become the leading smart charging solution provider and network operator in Canada, with more than 2,500 charging stations nationwide. As a precursor to electric transportation in Canada, Mr. Tremblay and his team have deployed the FLO network the largest charging stations network in Canada. They have also concluded an agreement with Hydro-Québec, giving AddÉnergie exclusive rights for supplying and managing Hydro-Québec’s public charging stations network, the Electric Circuit. Louis Tremblay graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Power electronics. Louis is also a Board member of Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) and the Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI).
Since 2005, Robert Benoit is President of Groupe Conseil Énergika Inc., a consulting firm specializing in due diligence reviews of energy companies. He recently completed a mandate to acquire Transelec in Chile by a consortium of Canadian investors led by Brookfield Asset Management, and has completed Gaz Métropolitain’s acquisition of Green Mountain Power, in Vermont. He also worked for 30 years at Hydro-Québec, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TransEnergie HQ Inc. Mr. Benoit is also a director of three companies related to energy in North America.
Magaly Charbonneau is a seasoned entrepreneur and an investor in many Montreal based high tech startups.
From 1991 to 1999 she was owner and President of MD International in Ontario. Following the successful sale of the company, she invested in an emerging start-up, Hostopia.com, and joined the company’s executive team as Vice-President of Worldwide sales in 2001 and contributed to the growth of the company until its successful acquisition by Fortune 1000 Deluxe Corporation in 2008. In 2010, Magaly invested in Anomalous Networks where she was a board member until its successful acquisition by Tangoe.com in January 2012. She then invested in PasswordBox and joined as COO until its acquisition by Intel Corporation in 2014. She is currently a Business Development Specialist, for Intel Security Group.
Magaly graduated from Toronto’s York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. She is a member of Anges Québec, a Limited Partner at iNovia Capital and a mentor at FounderFuel.
Alain Michel is a corporate director. He has been assuming this role in various organizations such as Groupe V Media, Seficlo, ONO, Multibar, Rona, La Survivance mutual Life Insurance and DiagnoCure. During his career, he has worked as Chief Financial Officer for several Quebec companies, including Groupe Videotron until its sale to Quebecor in October 2000. Since then, he is a delegated administrator and management consultant for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. From 2005 to 2012, he was co-shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of group Cari-All Inc. Alain has a master’s degree in Commercial Sciences (finance) from Sherbrooke University.
Pierre Nélis is General manager, Western Quebec at Inno-Centre, a business accelerator for innovative SMEs works on site with companies for everything related to strategies and tactics, marketing, and business development. Before joining the Inno-centre team, Mr. Nelis worked in engineering consulting at a variety of companies, including Tecsult, the Noranda Group and Bristol Myers Squibb pharmaceuticals. His versatile track record led him to Softimage, the pioneer in special effects software, which was later sold to Microsoft. After starting up an international project for the Advanced Technology Division, he left Microsoft in 1998 and held various corporate administrator positions. He also carried out on-site jobs for institutional and private investors and entrepreneurs. His areas of activity are diverse and include cosmetics (Lise Watier), entertainment (Solotech), manufacturing (Morgan Schaffer), software (Simactive), special effects (RodéoFX) and clean technologies (AddÉnergie). Mr. Nelis is a graduate of the Université Laval Collège des administrateurs (ASC, Certified Corporate Administrator) and the McGill University Management Institute.
Norman Hébert is a seasoned entrepreneur who owns Groupe Park Avenue, a team of 21 multibrand auto dealerships in the Greater Montreal region. Groupe Park Avenue has been in business for over 57 years. When he took the leadership of his family owned business over 25 years ago, he initiated a sustainable growth strategy that made his enterprise among the most important automobile consortiums in the country.
He sits on a few selected Board of Directors where his talent for business and his strong sense of governance and ethics are regularly put to contribution. He has been chairman of the Board of Governors of Concordia University since 2012 and was chairman of the board of the SAQ from 2006-2013 and previously member of the board and chairman of the audit committee of Hydro-Québec. Mr. Hébert is an active philanthropist with Centraide (United Way) of Greater Montreal, Charles-Lemoyne Hospital and Fondation Montréal inc., to name a few. M. Hebert has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Law degree