The Team

Charles Provost

Charles Provost

Chief Executive Officer

Chuck has more than 35 years of administrative experience in the implementation of world-class energy projects. Throughout his career, he has held various upper management positions with major energy industry role players. Chuck has also developed strong skills in the technical, operational and financial aspects of large-scale projects, as well as the monitoring of development curves. He has over 25 years of direct experience in the startup of major investment projects, several of which involved LNG. Having worked in a number of countries, he has developed an approach that prioritizes cooperation with host communities and different cultural backgrounds. He currently sits on the boards of both private and non-profit organizations

 

Pat Fiore 

Pat Fioré, President

President

Pat Fiore has sound experience in projects related to natural resources, both in Quebec and Canada alike. He has developed frontrunning expertise in raw material processing plant operations management, more specifically pertaining to the nature and characteristics of international markets and industry-related challenges. Mr. Fiore took on multiple functions at QIT - Quebec Iron and Titanium and then at Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium. Within Rio Tinto, Pat held various roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer at Rio Tinto Bauxite and Alumina, which enabled him to gain outstanding knowledge of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and its realities and led him to an international career.

 

Marie-Claude Lavigne

Marie-Claude Lavigne

VICE PRESIDENT, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Marie-Claude Lavigne has spent the past twenty years in the fields of strategic communications, public affairs and social acceptability for large-scale projects in addition to being responsible for First Nations relations at the heart of major project development teams. Throughout her career, she has played a key role in many major projects, notably in energy, natural resources, finance and infrastructure. Marie-Claude has worked in both federal and provincial political offices and is therefore supported by a solid understanding of legislative processes. She has also been called upon in crisis management situations, showing outstanding diplomatic skills and unequalled communication technique. 
 

Tony Le Verger

Tony Le Verger

Vice president, Development and Finance

Tony Le Verger is an experienced finance and development manager, having worked extensively in diverse industrial sectors, such as energy, electronics, and technology. Throughout his career, he has coordinated the search for key investors for large-scale industrial projects and played a part in the acquisition and merger of large European interests for industrial players. Tony has successfully completed various financial analyses for major energy-related investment projects in South America. He has also gained vast experience in the fields of natural gas and liquefied natural gas. Tony holds an MBA from University of California Berkeley, a master’s of mechanical engineering, and a master’s of industrial engineering. Born in France, he speaks five languages and has worked on a variety of projects across 25 countries.

 

Stéphanie Fortin

Stéphanie Fortin

Director, Communications et community relations

Experienced communicator and manager, Stéphanie Fortin has been working in public relations and social acceptance for over 15 years. Having held various positions in Quebec City, Montreal, and Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean in recent years, Ms. Fortin has developed strong expertise and knowledge of communicational issues. She has dedicated the past eight years on the development of strategic positioning and community relations for the Régie des matières résiduelles du Lac-Saint-Jean (waste management authority). Stéphanie has a keen understanding of regional challenges, local role players, and environmental regulation processes. She is the holder of a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from Laval University.

 

CAROLINE HARDY

Caroline Hardy

Director, Environment

A graduate of Laval University in Geology and Geological Engineering, Caroline Hardy has deep energy and mining project management experience. Throughout her career, she has steered a number of high-profile public hearings in her role as Director of Environment. In close contact with host communities, she has strong command of the mechanisms that govern the environmental processes associated with large-scale projects, both at the federal and provincial levels.

 

ISABELLE GAGNON

Isabelle Gagnon

DIRECTOR, FINANCE

For more than fifteen years, Isabelle Gagnon has held the posts of Professional Accountant and Director of Finance for several multinational and private companies, as well as Member of the Board for the Desjardins Group. Ms. Gagnon specializes in problem solving and continuous improvement, and has vast knowledge of accounting, financial and budgetary operations, specifically in the fields of energy, manufacturing, and finance.

 

STÉPHAN TREMBLAY

Stéphan Tremblay

Leader, Regional development

Holder of a Natural Sciences Degree, Stéphan initially worked as a bush pilot before he was elected Deputy to the House of Commons in a 1996 Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay electoral district by-election. He was reelected in 1997 and 2000, and then leaped to Quebec’s National Assembly in 2002. In 2003, Lac-Saint-Jean electors reiterated their trust in him. After leaving the political arena in 2007, he mostly worked as an entrepreneur and, in 2011, became Director, Carbon Market, for the Mallette Corporation. In 2013, he completed a Master’s Degree in Regional Development, specializing in bioenergy, and an MBA / Management Degree in 2016.

 

Jasmine Paradis-Laroche

Jasmine Paradis-Laroche

Human Resource Business Partner

Holding a bachelor’s degree in administration, human resource management and organizational psychology major, Jasmine has also completed an MBA. Throughout her career, she has gained deep insight into the inner workings of human resource management in both industrial and large-scale institutional environments. Jasmine honed her skills with a major aluminium company before joining the regional university, allowing her to develop vast experience in team management, employee training, policy development, and change management. Her key assets are her commitment and ability to mobilize work teams to achieve organizational goals.

 

MARIE-JOSÉE DUPUIS

Marie-Josée Dupuis

Chargée de projet, Communications et relations avec les communautés

By virtue of her experience as a regional entrepreneur and businesswoman for more than seven years, Marie-Josée Dupuis, has developed vast, sensitive experience in community relations and economic, social and environmental issues. In close relations with the Saguenay Community, she has been a GNL Quebec team member since 2015, where she has made her mark with a skillful, diligent approach to her work.

Annie Maillet

Annie Maillet

Technicienne comptable

Annie Maillet is the holder of a college degree in Business Administration, specializing in finance. She has nearly 20 years of experience in business accounting. She spent more than eight years with a major industrial player in the Jonquière District. Her career, which includes diverse fields of activity, such as nutrition, recycling, and video games, has allowed her to develop a flexible approach and strong understanding of project development concerns.