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INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERTISE
The Infrastructure Council is at the forefront of technological innovation and sustainable economic development based on its role as a centre of expertise, reflection and knowledge-sharing.
  • Who We Are
The Infrastructure Council is a group of businesses and organizations whose mission is to help launch, carry out and promote infrastructure projects in Canada and internationally.

The members of the Council are involved in more than 90% of the major infrastructure projects in Canada and are key players in Quebec.

Our members are architects, builders, engineers, lawyers, consultants, financiers whose combined excellence, skills and knowledge of the public and private sectors make up the Infrastructure Council’s core expertise. The Council acts as a centre of expertise, reflection and knowledge-sharing with an international reach.

“The Infrastructure Council is proud to position itself as a leader in this new era of development and to support its major partners in advancing infrastructure projects that will ensure a prosperous and better future for all.”
Vincent Joli-Cœur
Chairperson of the Board of Directors
  • Our Role
The Council plays a catalytic role thanks to the strong expertise of our members. Our unique approach helps connect public and private decision-makers with infrastructure specialists.

Our work focuses on identifying, analyzing and sharing the world’s infrastructure innovations, and encouraging sustainable economic development.

 

  • Board of Directors

Vincent Joli-Cœur

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Vice-Chairperson
Financial Markets, National Bank

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Vincent Joli-Cœur joined National Bank in 2011 as Vice-Chairman of the Board, Financial Markets. He is responsible for the high level coverage of corporate, government and institutional clients. During his career of nearly 25 years, he has been involved in some of the most important infrastructure financings in Canada including the recent transactions of the Champlain Bridge, the CRCHUM, the CHUM, the CUSUM among others. Mr. Joli-Cœur also advises several large Canadian companies. Mr. Joli-Cœur is involved in the Quebec community, as chair of the boards of directors of the University of Sherbrooke and of the Institute for Public-Private Partnership. Mr. Joli-Cœur holds a Masters in Business Administration from Paris Dauphine University.

Martin Landry

Vice-President

Principal, Aviation Consultant and Montreal Office Lead
Arup

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Martin Landry is Director of Arup’s Montreal office whose members contribute to shape the future of this city with significant projects such as Highway A 30, the New Samuel-De Champlain Bridge, Turcot Interchange, Port de Contrecœur, Royal Victoria Hospital and YUL Airport. Aside his role as Lead of Aviation Planning for Arup Canada, Martin sits on Arup’s Global Aviation Executive Board, in charge of driving the Business Development Strategy for Aviation.

With over 25 years experience in Aviation and Transportation Development and Planning, Martin provided his strong leadership in major international airport projects such as MTL, NY JFK, Sao Paolo, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, and Auckland (NZ), including 2 new airports: Kunming (China) and Istanbul (Turkey).

Ensuring a permanent presence in Canada since 1999, Arup is a global consulting, design, and engineering firm that is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. Working in over 140 countries, Arup has more than 14,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants from 88 countries – 1,400 in the Americas region and 350 in Canada. Combining its local knowledge with its integrated global networks and expertise, Arup delivers innovative multidisciplinary projects in a variety of key industries such as transportation, infrastructure, bridges and tunnels, health, education, arts and culture and consulting.

Mathieu Dubord

Treasurer

Partner
McCarthy Tétrault

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Gérard Mounier

Secretary

President and General Manager
GNR Québec Capital

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Roger Arsenault, Eng. GSC

Resource Member

Vice-President, Major Infrastructures Projects, Eastern Canada
Groupe Aecon Québec Ltée.

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Mr. Arsenault is an engineer by training and obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1983 and also obtained the Gold Seal Certification from the CCA in 2000.

For more than 35 years, Mr. Arsenault has worked in the field of construction of major civil engineering works. Having worked for various entrepreneurs, since 2008 he has been vice-president of the Major Infrastructure Projects – Eastern Canada division – for Aecon Group Inc..

Mr. Arsenault is a high-level manager in the construction industry and has actively participated in the execution of major projects in the field of civil engineering and infrastructure, both in conventional mode and in alternative delivery model.

Mr. Arsenault sat on the board of directors of Festival Classica from 2010 to 2012 and also sat on the board of directors of the Association des Constructeurs de Routes et Grands Travaux du Québec (ACRGTQ) from 2009 to 2015 where he subsequently held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2016 and 2017. Mr. Arsenault is now serving on the Boards of Directors of the Conseil du Patronat du Quebec (CPQ) since 2018 and the Infrastructure Council.

Paul Bird

Board Member

Vice-President Contrecœur Port Terminal
Port de Montréal

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Zyna Boubez

Resource Member

Partner, Global Infrastructure Group
KPMG

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Frédéric Brassard

Board Member

President
Alma Global Infrastructure

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Marc Brazeau

Board Member

Partner, Infrastructure Advisory
EY

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Pierre Cadieux

Board Member

Regional Director (Québec)
Association canadienne de caution

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Pierre Cadieux est un cadre d’association et un expert-conseil en relations gouvernementales et en développement des affaires.

Bachelier ès Arts en sciences politiques de l’Université Laval, il débute sa carrière à titre d’adjoint pour le député de Manicouagan à la Chambre des communes. Par la suite, il œuvre en tant que conseiller en gestion et développe une clientèle dans les secteurs public, privé et associatif. Ses services se concentrent davantage sur les études de marchés, plans d’affaires, stratégies de communications-marketing, recherche sur l’opinion publique et plans de relations gouvernementales. Dans le secteur public, obtient des mandats avec les trois ordres de gouvernements, mais principalement avec le Gouvernement du Canada. Dans le secteur privé, il a des clients d’industries variées tels, construction lourde, transports et logistique, microélectronique, agro-alimentaire et recherche en santé. Dans le secteur associatif, il obtient des mandats de premier conseiller et premier dirigeant auprès de dix associations. Présentement, il occupe le tout premier poste de directeur régional du Québec à l’Association canadienne de caution, depuis 2018.

Pierre Cadieux adhère aux pratiques de saine gestion et de bonne gouvernance en tant que membre de la Société canadienne des directeurs d’associations et de l’Institut des administrateurs de sociétés. Il réside avec son épouse Monica à Gatineau. Il pratique des sports de plein air et est astronome amateur.

Melissa Di Marco

Board Member

Vice-President
Accuracy

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Ilan Dunsky

Board Member

Partner
Dentons

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Yvan Houle

Board Member

Partner
Borden Ladner Gervais

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Ricet Nadeau

Board Member

Design Director
Kiewit Canada

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Pierre Lafond

Board Member

Senior Vice-President, Pre-Construction for APEX​
Pomerleau

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M. Pierre Lafond dirige le volet civil et infrastructures à travers le Canada au sein du groupe APEX de Pomerleau (Centre d’expertise en projets alternatifs). APEX rassemble toute l’expertise de l’entreprise pour les projets réalisés en modes alternatifs et propose aux différents clients de Pomerleau des offres compétitives et de qualité pour des projets hautement complexes et souvent multidisciplinaires. Son expertise inclut la pré-construction, la gestion de la construction, la gestion des contrats, la conception- construction, l’estimation, l’ingénierie de la valeur, la constructibilité, le contrôle des coûts et des échéanciers.

M. Lafond agit à titre de responsable de l’étape pré-construction pour les projets de Génie civil et d’infrastructure réalisés en modes alternatifs, soit en PPP, en conception-construction, ou tout autre mode alternatif.

Ses principales tâches consistent à structurer les partenariats, à réunir les équipes professionnelles de conception, de construction, d’entretien et de financement, à développer les propositions, les soumissions et les dossiers de qualifications dans le but de présenter aux clients des propositions conformes, fermes et optimales. À l’adjudication, M. Lafond assure la conclusion des ententes contractuelles et leur suivi auprès du client et des partenaires, le cas échéant. Il voit à la mise en place de l’ensemble des équipes professionnelles multidisciplinaires afin d’atteindre les résultats escomptés par les donneurs d’ouvrage et assure une transition du dossier aux équipes de conception-construction pour la réalisation du projet.

  • Cumule plus de 34 ans dans les grands projets du domaine du Génie civil et des infrastructures.
  • A oeuvré sur des projets majeurs d’infrastructures dans les secteurs du transport, des barrages hydroélectriques, des mines, des industries, des oléoducs/gazoducs, des infrastructures portuaires et des travaux souterrains.
  • Son expertise inclut la pré-construction, la gestion de la construction, la gestion des contrats, la conception- construction, l’estimation, l’ingénierie de la valeur, la constructibilité ainsi que le contrôle des coûts et des échéanciers.

Luc Lissoir

Board Member

Partner
Gowling

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Alain Massicotte

Board Member

Partner, Infrastructure/P3
Blakes

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Etienne Massicotte

Board Member

Partner, Financial Services
Osler

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Etienne is a partner in the Firm’s Financial services’ team and served on the Firm’s Partnership Board for 5 years. Having more than 30 years’ experience, he is a respected business lawyer recognized by business leaders in Montreal in the areas of financial services, infrastructure and corporate finance.

Etienne is recognized as a leading lawyer in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 in the areas of Banking & Financial Institutions, Corporate Commercial Law and Project Finance, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law and Asset-Based Lending and Who’s Who Legal Canada 2020 in the area of Banking.

Jean Mastropietro

Board Member

Director of Transportation
Hatch

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Ricet Nadeau

Board Member

Director of Design
Kiewit Canada

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Eric Peissel

Board Member

Global Manager, T&I Networks / Executive Vice President, Advisory & Innovation
WSP

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Eric Peissel est vice-président exécutif, Services-conseils et innovation, et directeur mondial, Réseaux T et I. Il possède plus de 20 ans d’expérience dans le domaine des transports, ayant travaillé au Canada, aux États-Unis et dans les Caraïbes, où il a supervisé des équipes nationales de plus de 2 000 personnes dans plusieurs secteurs, notamment : Autoroutes, Ponts, Aviation, Projets majeurs, Ports et activités maritimes, Transport ferroviaire et transports collectifs, ainsi que Planification et Services-conseils. Dans le cadre de ses fonctions antérieures, il a dirigé le secteur Transport dans l’Ouest canadien et en Ontario, ainsi que la pratique Planification des transports au Québec.

Eric a dirigé de nombreuses missions de planification et de conception préliminaire pour les transports collectifs, tant pour les bus que pour les trains, ainsi que pour les nouvelles liaisons routières. Il a autant travaillé à la direction d’évaluations environnementales complètes qu’à la coordination de plans directeurs en matière de transports collectifs et de transport. Ces compétences lui ont été utiles en tant que gestionnaire de projet, où il a dû traiter avec un large éventail d’intervenants, tant gouvernementaux que communautaires. Il a notamment dirigé de nombreux projets de transport en commun de grande envergure, comme le SLR ION de Waterloo, le Tramway de Montréal, le projet de service rapide par bus (SRB) à London, en Ontario, et le projet de SRB Pie-IX, à Montréal.

Eric a également été conférencier en planification des transports à l’École d’urbanisme de l’Université McGill, il a préparé et donné un cours de niveau maitrise sur les applications informatiques en planification et a été invité à donner des conférences à l’Université de Waterloo, à l’Université de Montréal et à l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

Alain Ricard

Board Member

Partner
Fasken

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Mathieu Talbot

Board Member

Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking
Desjardins Capital Markets

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Mathieu Talbot is Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking at Desjardins Capital Markets since January 2017. He is also a member of the Capital Markets management committee and Chair of the capital allocation committee. Mathieu’s overall responsibilities include direct oversight of all Corporate Banking and Loan syndication activities.

Since joining the ranks of Desjardins in 2011, Mathieu has held several senior positions, including Managing Director and Head of Loan Syndication which involved oversight responsibilities regarding the execution of syndicated loans for Desjardins’ commercial and corporate financing platforms.

Prior to joining Desjardins, Mathieu spent several years working in corporate and investment banking for another leading Canadian financial institution.

He holds a joint MBA degree from York University / Université Laval.

Sébastien Tremblay

Board Member

Vice-President and General Manager
PCL Construction

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Nicolas Vézeau

Board Member

Executive Director, PPP
ENGIE Services – North America

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Nicolas Vézeau is Executive Director, Public Private Partnership with ENGIE Services and covers the North American market.

Prior to joining ENGIE, Nicolas worked in management consulting with KPMG in the digital transformation team.

Nicolas holds a master’s degree in finance from the École nationale d’administration (ENA) in France and a master’s and a bachelor’s degree from Laval University in Québec city.

  • Senior Management
President & Chief Executive Officer

Sylvie Godin

President & Chief Executive Officer

Infrastructure Council
+1 514 875-6776

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  • History
The Infrastructure Council is a non-profit organization that has been firmly established since 1995. Our members are experts in the field of infrastructure. We are a community of professionals from various business sectors who are all field pioneers with emphasis on innovative procurement and financing models, and collaborative contracting approaches.
  • Our Major Partners