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Board of Directors

The Corporation acts under the direction of a Board of Directors that brings together industry- related and independent members (non related to the insurance industry). The current Board of Directors has nine members, including five who must meet the normal criteria of independence.


Chairman of the Board

Robert Deslandes, Independent


Robert Deslandes Consulting

Robert Deslandes is a Chartered Professional Accountant.  He has acted as a consultant since 2008, managing financial, administrative and operational activities on behalf of public and private companies.  He also provides consulting services to companies in the process of start-up, expansion or recapitalization.

Mr. Deslandes has extensive management experience, having held several management positions in manufacturing, distribution and service companies.  He was Vice-President, Finance, at Lassonde Industries Inc.  (2005 – 2007), RCR International Inc.  (1996 to 1997), Forminco Inc.  (1994 – 1996), and Supradur Corporation – Jannock Group (1984 – 1994).  He also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of De La Rue Cash Systems Inc., a subsidiary of the world’s largest producer of security paper (1997 – 2004).

Mr.  Deslandes has been a member of the Board of Directors of AFS Interculture Canada since 2004, serving as Chairman since 2006.

Trained in accounting at HEC Montréal, Robert Deslandes also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Accounting (DESS) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Université du Québec à Montréal.  He is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec (CPA) and the Association of Canadian Financial Officers.

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors :  May 1, 2006 (non-industry director)
  • Chairman of the Board: 2015 to present


Marie-Claude Pelletier, Independent


Joining us from the corporate sector, Marie-Claude Pelletier is a specialist in the fields of prevention and sustainable health development in businesses.

During her career, she has worked for Provigo, the Desjardins Group, Capsana and Groupe entreprise en santé. She is President of LeviaTM Strategy, Development & Partnership for Health, which she founded in 2001.

A skilled communicator, she has over 300 conferences, training sessions, publications and media interviews on health, wellness and workplace productivity to her credit. Ms. Pelletier has successfully planned and implemented several ambitious and innovative projects in the field of workplace health in Quebec and internationally.

Ms. Pelletier holds Executive MBA degrees from McGill University and HEC. She recently became a graduate-level lecturer in organizational health at the University of Sherbrooke.

Ms. Pelletier is also a Certified Corporate Director. In addition to QDIPC, she currently serves on the boards of the following organizations: Equilibre, Groupe d’action sur le poids; l’Association de santé publique au Québec; le Réseau francophone international pour la promotion de la santé; and Théâtre complice.

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors: April 26, 2018
  • Member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee
  • Member of the Process, Terms and Conditions of Pooling Committee

Jean-François Mongeau, Independent


Director, Retirement Programs, North America
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Jean-François Mongeau has acquired solid expertise in the management of benefit programs, pensions and human resources. He has been with Louisiana-Pacific Corporation since 2005, and since January 2017 has held the position of Director, Retirement Programs, North America. In addition, he has served as Vice President, Investments and Administration, for Le Groupe Dextor Lée, a private investment management firm since 2006.

He previously worked as Director, Retirement and Benefits, at the Laurentian Bank of Canada (2002 – 2005), Counselor, Compensation at BCE Corporate Services (2001 – 2002) and at various positions with Standard Life (1989 – 2001).

Jean-François Mongeau has completed several training courses related to his fields of practice. These include Key Governance Principles for Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations, jointly offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto; Retirement Plan Associate from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans – Dalhousie University; the Canadian Securities Course of the Canadian Securities Institute; the Canadian Investment Funds Course of the IFSE Institute – Investment Funds Institute of Canada; as well as Fundamentals of Life and Health Insurance (1st level) at the Life Management Institute – LOMA.

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors: May 1, 2010 (non-industry director)
  • Governance and Human Resources Committee (Chair) and Audit Committee

Sylvain Paré, Industry representative, UL Mutual


Senior Vice President, Group Insurance
Union Life Mutual

Sylvain Paré, actuary, has been Senior Vice-President, Group Insurance, at Union Life Mutual Insurance since 2010. He has spent the greater part of his career in group insurance, as Director and later as Vice-President, Group Insurance at International Assurance (1997 to 2010); as actuarial analyst at Optimum Reassurance (1995 to 1997); and as deputy director at La Solidarité (1990 to 1995).

Mr. Paré sits on several life and health insurance industry committees, including working groups of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.

He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science (BSc) at Laval University. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors : May 1, 2008
  • Member of the Process, Terms and Conditions of Pooling Committee

Luc Pilon, Independent


Corporate Controller
Iron Ore Company of Canada

Luc Pilon is a Chartered Professional Accountant who works as a Corporate Controller for Iron Ore Company of Canada. He has over 25 years of experience in financial disclosure, international accounting standards and information technology. He has also worked in finance management and personnel management in the manufacturing sector.

Before joining Iron Ore Company of Canada, he worked for Cascades (2007 – 2011) and Logistic (2011 – 2019). Mr. Pilon is also Vice-President and Treasurer on the Board of Directors of AFS Interculture Canada and a member of the Audit Committee of Sanexen Environnemental Services Inc.

He completed a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.A.A.) at HEC Montréal and is a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants (CPA, CA auditor).

  • Appointment to the Board of Directors: March 1, 2015 (non-industry director)
  • Audit Committee (Chair)

Jacques Parent, Industry representative, Retired from Industrial Alliance


Ex Senior Vice President, Actuarial & Underwriting, Group Insurance, IA Financial Group

Actuary, Jacques Parent was Senior Vice President, Actuarial & Underwriting, Group Insurance at IA Financial Group before his retirement. He was responsible for pricing and for the growth of operations in this area. He joined IA Financial Group in 1983 and held various positions in research and development, actuarial services, pricing, administration and sales.

Mr. Parent is also Secretary-Treasurer of Maison Jean Lapointe’s board, a non-profit organization offering treatment and rehabilitation services to alcoholics, drug addicts and problem gamblers.

Jacques Parent completed a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science (B.Sc.) at Laval University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) as well as a Certified Director (ICD.D, ASC).

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors: January 30, 2014
  • Member of the Process, Terms and Conditions of Pooling Committee (Chair)

Me Marie-Claude Tellier, Independent


Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Montreal Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation

Marie-Claude Tellier has been Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at the Montreal Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation since January 2015. After a career spanning some 20 years in corporate law and governance, including 15 years at the National Bank of Canada (1988 to 2000 and 2007 to 2009), she worked as a non-profit management consultant.

Me Tellier has served on numerous boards of directors since 2003, including those of the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. She also chaired the board of La Maison Marguerite de Montréal, in addition to being a director for several years.

She completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History at the Université de Montréal and obtained a graduate degree in Administrative Sciences from HEC Montréal. Me Tellier has also completed additional training on governance and corporate social responsibility.

She is a member of the Quebec Bar.

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors : May 1, 2017 (non-industry director)
  • Gouvernance and Human Ressources Committee
  • Audit Committee

Richard Fecteau, Industry Representative, La Capitale


Vice President, Actuarial and Group Insurance Pricing

For over 25 years, Mr. Fecteau has worked in the actuarial and group insurance pricing department of La Capitale. He held the position of Department head, later becoming Senior Director and finally Vice-President, Actuarial – Group Insurance. He also has responsibilities related to business intelligence and data mining for this line of business.

Mr. Fecteau has been a member of the board of directors of the Fondation du Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City since 2011. He also served as a director of the Canadian Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation (2012-2015).

Mr. Fecteau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FICA).

  • Appointed to the Corporation’s Board of Directors on December 14, 2018
  • Committee on the Process, Terms and Conditions of Pooling

General Manager

Pierre Hamel


General Manager, directiongenerale@mutualisation.ca

Pierre Hamel is the General Manager of the Quebec Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation. As actuary, he has devoted his career to the fields of insurance, reinsurance and investment management in Quebec and in Europe. He was Senior Vice President, Life Reinsurance at Arch Re Europe (2012 – 2015); Senior Supervisor of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (2009 – 2012); and held various executive positions within the Optimum Group and its subsidiaries (1991 – 2009).

Mr. Hamel has served as a director in more than 20 companies, organizations and associations, including several in the financial sector. He currently sits on the boards of the Universitas Financial and the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec.

Pierre Hamel holds a degree in Actuarial Sciences from Laval University (B.Sc.) and is a associate of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (ACIA) and the Society of Actuaries (ASA), as well as a Certified Director (ICD.D, ASC).