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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
Executive Committee

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.

Gérard Mounier

Secretary

President and General Manager
GNR Québec Capital

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Mathieu Dubord

Treasurer

Partner
McCarthy Tétrault

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Ricet Nadeau

Executive Vice-President

Design Director
Kiewit Canada

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Nicolas Vézeau

Second Vice-President

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.

Martin Landry

Board Member

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.

Zyna Boubez

Resource Member

Partner, Global Infrastructure Group
KPMG

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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.

Board Members

Frédéric Brassard

Board Member

President
Alma Global Infrastructure

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Marc Brazeau

Board Member

Partner, Infrastructure Advisory
EY

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Ilan Dunsky

Board Member

Partner
Dentons

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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.

Yvan Houle

Board Member

Partner
Borden Ladner Gervais

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Jean Mastropietro

Board Member

Director of Transportation
Hatch Mott MacDonald

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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

Partner, Vice-President of Development – Major Projects
CIMA+

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  • Senior Management
President & Chief Executive Officer

Sylvie Godin

President & Chief Executive Officer

Infrastructure Council
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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.
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