Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
Since January 1st, 2017, Mr. Pierre Despars is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. He was, since February 2010, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the company’s financial, corporate and legal activities. He is also responsible for development activities in our gas and electric distribution subsidiaries in the United States as well as information technologies and logistics. Mr. Despars began his career in 1985 as an auditor at KPMG. In 1989, he joined Québecor Printing, where he was Controller and Accounting Director. In 1991, he joined Gaz Métro, where he has held various positions in Accounting, Finance and Regulatory Affairs.
As an executive officer, Mr. Despars sits on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Pension Fund Committee. He also sits on the boards of some of Gaz Métro’s subsidiaries. Mr. Despars holds a governance certificate from the Directors College; he graduated in accounting from HEC Montréal and holds an MBA from Concordia University. He is a member and Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He is a laureate of the “As de la Finance 2014” award, in the category “Financial Officer of a Major Company”, awarded by FEI – Quebec Chapter, on which he also sits on the Board of Directors.