Desjardins Business Luncheon

Energy, the economy, and the environment: Gaz Métro’s contribution to the success of Montréal and Quebec

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from noon to 2 P.M.


Sophie Brochu

President and Chief Executive Officer
Gaz Métro

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Sophie Brochu has been active in the energy industry for more than 25 years. She began her career in 1987 as a financial analyst for SOQUIP (Société québécoise d’initiatives pétrolières). She was promoted Vice-President in 1992.

In 1997, she joined Gaz Métro, as Vice President, Business Development. In 2005, Ms. Brochu was appointed Executive Vice-President. Since 2007, she has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro.

Ms. Brochu graduated in economics from Université Laval, in Québec City, where she specialized in the energy sector. She sits on the Board of Directors of Bank of Montreal, Bell Canada and BCE Inc.

Ms. Brochu is actively involved with Centraide of Greater Montreal having notably co-chaired the 2010 annual campaign. She is the Chair of Forces Avenir, which promotes students involvement in their communities. She is also involved in “ruelle de l’avenir”, a project aimed at encouraging students in the Centre-Sud and Hochelaga neighbourhoods of Montréal to remain in school. Finally, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.

The activity will be held in French.


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514 871-4001

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    • Learn how an integrated vision of energy can contribute to the sustainable development of Quebec and of Montréal;
    • Get to know more about Gaz Métro, a flagship of Quebec’s energy industry;
    • Explore the energy and territorial diversification strategy of the province’s leading natural gas distribution company.


    • The importance of natural gas in improving Montréal’s and Quebec’s energy, economic, and environmental record;
    • The complementary relationship between natural gas and electricity in the fight against climate change;
    • The key role that natural gas must play as a fuel for land, water, and rail transport;
    • The development of a Quebec industry giant on American soil;
    • The potential of renewable energy sources for the province’s energy future.

In collaboration with:

  • Alcoa
  • CN
  • Gowlings WLG
  • Hydro Québec
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge
  • Les Affaires
  • SNC Lavalin