Our team embodies the potential for the change we wish to inspire.

Board of Directors

Lucie Bouthillette


Lucie Bouthillette joined Provencher_Roy in 2011 as Vice-President of Marketing, Communications and Development. The firm, which had close to 125 employees in 2011, is now a multidisciplinary firm with over 350 employees offering integrated services in architecture, urban planning and design, landscape and interior design.

In 1985, she completed her studies in industrial design at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Environmental Design and Planning and worked in this field before progressively moving into communications, brand management and business development.

For the past 25+ years, she has worked with multidisciplinary teams within major organizations, building her expertise in everything from strategy and analysis to creative project management.

Prior to joining Provencher_Roy, she worked with the Desjardins Group, first as Marketing Director from 2004 to 2009 and then as Senior Director of Corporate Communications from November 2009 to July 2011, where she was responsible for managing the group’s corporate and brand advertising within the Communications Division.

Martin Trépanier


Martin Trépanier is a civil engineer and professor at the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal, an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. He’s conducted a number of research projects on intelligent transport systems, urban mobility, transportation planning, operations logistics, data mining and processing of large datasets, such as smart cards, carsharing transactions, bikesharing and GPS traces. He’s a member of the Canada Research Chair on Personal Mobility. Since January 2019, he’s been the director of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT).

Lucie Lazar


Lucie Lazar is part of the Saputo team as Senior Vice President, Corporate Accounting since 2019, having previously headed the Internal Audit department for the Company for just over a year. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world and produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products, and dairy ingredients.

Prior to joining Saputo, Lucie Lazar was part of the Montreal Deloitte team for more than 26 years, including 11 years as a partner. She was part of the audit and advisory practice, serving mainly multinational companies in several industry sectors. She was the industry leader and spokesperson for Deloitte in Quebec for firm initiatives in the consumer goods sector and also led the IFRS and offerings services advisory team for 5 years and, in that capacity, she was part of the executive team of the Quebec audit practice of Deloitte. During all the years she spent at Deloitte, Lucie Lazar was involved with campus recruitment. 

Since 2018, Lucie Lazar, in addition to her position at Saputo, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Jalon. She is also the Chair of the Finance Committee and sits on the Governance Committee of Jalon.  

Lucie Lazar also served for five years on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of a rehabilitation hospital and was also Chair of the Finance Committee. 

Finally, Lucie Lazar holds a graduate degree in public accounting from McGill, a bachelor’s degree in marketing from HEC Montreal, and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) degree.

Danielle Charest


An actuary by profession, Danielle was a consultant for several years before joining the firm Normandin Beaudry as a partner. After more than 15 years in the field, she entered the creative world of fashion and design. For the next 16+ years, her structured thinking, financial skills and business acumen contributed to the growth of Maison Marie Saint Pierre and its international renown. In her role as a senior partner and vice-president, Danielle managed the operational and financial aspects of the company, creating a framework that fosters creativity and success.

She is deeply involved in her community and has served on several boards of directors. She currently sits on the board of directors of the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM), and the Théâtre de la Ligue Nationale d’Improvisation (LNI). She also sits on the steering committee of the Montreal Climate Partnership and is involved in various projects whose goal is to accelerate energy transition.

After serving on the Jalon Board of Directors, Danielle is now putting all of her energy into new her role as President and CEO to ensure Jalon’s continued success in accomplishing its mission.

Danielle is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). She holds a B.A. in mathematics with a major in actuarial mathematics from Concordia University and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Motivated by a keen interest in new technologies, she also perfected her knowledge in finance at MIT.

Patrick Beauger


Patrick is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in devising and implementing
business development and international growth strategies, in large corporations as well as
SMEs. He has acquired an expertise in the aerospace sector, working for Bombardier and CAE, and in the natural resources sector, with Rio Tinto Alcan. He also co-owned an SME focused on
delivering fuel-reducing products in the aerospace and the road transportation sectors. Patrick
started his career practicing law with Fasken, in the Montreal office.

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