Team

Sarah Houde

CEO

Sarah Houde spent her early career as a communications and public relations director in the private and non‑profit sectors before becoming executive director of Youth Fusion, a pan‑Canadian charity focused on youth training and employment that doubled in size in its three years under her leadership. She then joined private equity firm XPND Capital as vice president of public and government affairs, steering a number of transport electrification projects. In the fall of 2017 she was named executive director of Quebec’s new industrial cluster for electric and smart vehicles and was tasked with positioning the province as one of the sector’s global leaders. Ms. Houde holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in political science and a graduate management diploma.

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Mélanie Lussier

Vice President, Operations

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Karine Villeneuve

Vice President, Marketing & Development

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Renaud Bouchard

Director, Commercialization and Supply chain

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Sara Pellerin

Director, Programs and Community

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Lisa Théberge

Director, Marketing & Communications

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Simon Pillarella

Director, Skilled labor and Funding

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Elsa Chiasson

Events Communications Project Lead

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Victor Poudelet

Director, Innovation & Experimentation

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Marie-Christine Labonté

PR & Communications Project Lead

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Simon Thibault

Director, Regulation and Public Policy

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Claire Maynadier

Administration Coordinator and executive assistant