Governance
of the IRCM

Communication Committee

Véronique Boileau

Vice President, Communications and Branding, Pomerleau

Véronique Boileau is Vice President, Communications and Branding for Pomerleau.

Before joining Pomerleau, Ms. Boileau was Vice President, Communication for Agropur and Director of Public Relations for the OSM.  She previously worked in communications firms, including CASACOM.  She also worked for the French diplomatic services in New York.  At the beginning of her career, she was a press officer and political advisor for the Government of Quebec.

Ms. Boileau is a member of the IRCM’s Board of Directors since December 2019.

Ginette Paquin

Chair of the 2020 Annual Dinner Committee-
Marketing and Communications consultant,
and Corporate Director

Ginette Paquin is a marketing and communications consultant and a corporate director. Until recently, and for more than five years, she was Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Professionals' Financial, a subsidiary of Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec, whose mandate is to provide private banking, investment and financial planning services.

Ginette Paquin, a senior executive with a solid background in marketing, communications, business development, health and finance, has worked for Laurentian Bank, Intact Insurance and belairdirect, as well as TELUS Québec and TELUS Solutions. As an inspiring leader, Ms. Paquin has been recognized for her ability to identify business challenges and the new roads companies need to take to expand and increase their market share. Throughout her career, her vision has inspired, generated and enhanced the growth of prestigious brands, implementing innovative and powerful solutions in highly competitive markets. In addition, her experience includes corporate and NPO governance.

Ms. Paquin has been a member of the IRCM Foundation Board of Directors since June 2017.

Guy Saint-Jacques

Consultant and Administrator

Guy Saint-Jacques created GS +J Consulting Group Inc. after retiring from the Canadian Public Service. He is currently a Fellow of the China Institute of the University of Alberta and the Institute of International Studies in Montreal. In addition, he sits on the Board of Directors of Xebec Adsorption Inc. and he is Honorary Chairman of the Canada-China Small Business Group and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Quebec Section of the Canada-China Business Council. 

Previously, Mr. Saint-Jacques worked for the Department of External Affairs of Canada for nearly forty years, serving in Kinshasa, Hong Kong, Beijing, Washington, DC and London. He has served as Deputy High Commissioner at the Canadian High Commission in London, and later headed the consular affairs directorates for Francophone Africa and Science and Technology and the Associate Deputy Minister’s Office. He has been Deputy Director of the Energy and Environment Branch, Director of Assignments and Director General of Personnel Management. In addition, Mr. Saint-Jacques was the Government of Canada’s Chief Negotiator and Ambassador Climate Change as well as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada in the People’s Republic of China. He speaks Mandarin fluently.

Mr. Saint-Jacques is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the IRCM since April 2018 and also a member of the Ad Hoc Major and Exceptional Donations Committee of the Foundation.

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