ASC Reciprocal Designation Graduates

The Directors College – and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval have a reciprocal agreement, whereby their respective designations – Chartered Director C.Dir. and Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) are recognized as equivalent.

This agreement is the product of a rigorous process of due diligence by both Colleges to ensure the fundamental structure, content and exam processes of the two respective programs are equivalent.

Benoit Alain: Vice-Président Finances et Administration, Cascades Groupe Tissue

Caroline Barbir: Directrice générale, Centre de santé et de services sociaux Pierre-Boucher

Jean-François Béland: Vice-président exécutif, AREVA Canada Inc.

Nancy Béland: Director of Internal Audit, Investissement Québec

Gilles Bernier: Directeur des programmes, Collège des administrateurs de sociétés

Caroline Bérubé: Avocate, associée, HJM Asia Law & Co LLC

Céline Blanchet: Vice-présidente, Affaires corporatives, DeSerres inc.

Charles Bombardier: Design Director, CharlesBombardier.com

Pierre Bonin: Vice-président, Technologies de l’information, Vidéotron Ltd.

Serge Bouchard: Président, Affaires inc.

Bruno-Serge Boucher: Vice president, Network support and Training, Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec

Serge Brasset: Directeur général et directeur de l’École nationale d’aérotechnique / Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Francoise Chagnon: Médecin spécialiste, Centre universitaire de santé McGill

Mario Charpentier: Associé directeur, BCF Avocats d’affaires

Julie Chaurette: Administratrice de sociétés

François Côté: Président, chef de la direction et secrétaire général, LEDOR Assurances

Daniel Coulombe, A.C.C.: Professor, Université Laval

Anne-Marie Croteau: Vice-doyenne responsable des relations externes à l’École de gestion John-Molson et professeure titulaire, Université Concordia

Anne Darche: Présidente,Pertinence Inc.

Josée De La Durantaye: Présidente, De La Durantaye Management inc.

Suzanne Delisle: Directrice, Gestion des opérations financières, Mouvement Desjardins

Sonia Cavalieri D’Oro: Directrice générale – CFO, Load Systems International inc.

Robert J. Dunn: Président du conseil et Directeur principal, Integro Canada Ltée

Martin Faucher: Vice-président exécutif et chef de la direction financière, Vision 7 International

Jean-Yves Fortin: Associé, consultant en insolvabilité, restructuration et redressement d’entreprise, Davis L.L.P.

Marie-Josée Gagné: Consultante en gouvernance, stratégie et idéation

André Gariépy: Commissaire aux plaintes en matière de reconnaissance des compétences professionnelles, Office des professions du Québec

Claude Gilbert: Vice-président Réglementation et soutien organisationnel, Régie du bâtiment du Québec

Annie Giraudou: Vice-présidente, Audit interne, Ivanhoé Cambridge

Nathalie Giroux: Leader, rémunération globale, CAE Inc.

Jean-Luc Gravel: Premier vice-président, marchés boursiers, direction du placement, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Robert Gravel: Conseiller en management certifié

Caroline Grégoire Cassar: Vice-présidente affaires légales et chef de contentieux / SherWeb Inc.

Deborah Hook: Gestionnaire – Sante mentale et toxicomanie, Bluewater Health

Francine Jacques: Vice-présidente aux affaires corporatives, Financière agricole du Québec

Karen Laflamme: Vice-présidente exécutive, Gestion corporative et affaires institutionnelles, Ivanhoé Cambridge

Pierre B. Lafrenière: Premier vice-président comptes majeurs et mandats, Investissement Québec

Mario Lajoie: Président et consultant principal, Bonne gouvernance, services-conseils, formation et coaching

Sylvie Lalande: Administratrice de sociétés

Serge Larivière: Directeur général, Office de la sécurité du revenu des chasseurs et piégeurs cris

Stéphanie Larivière: Directrice, Gestion des risques pour entreprises, Change étranger, Banque Nationale

Roch Leblanc: Administrateur de sociétés

Denis Leclerc: Premier vice-président à l’actionnariat / Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ)

Michel Magnan: Professeur, titulaire de la chaire de gouvernance Jarislowsky, École de gestion John-Molson, Université Concordia

Richard Mayrand: Premier vice-président, Pharmacie et Affaires gouvernementales, Le Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) inc.

Robert Michon: Stratégie TI inc.

Lucie Moncion: Présidente et chef de la direction, L’Alliance des caisses populaires de l’Ontario limitée

Josée Morin: Administratrice de sociétés et consultante / Services Conseils Josée Morin

Yves Nadon: Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, FPInnovations

Gaston Pellan: Président, GESP inc.

Nathalie Pratte: Présidente, Groupe Conseil Envirostratégies

Martine Rozon: Directrice finances, administration, Juste pour rire Spectacles

Jean-Paul Sabini: Entrepreneur, président et chef de la direction, Coach, Mentor / Asturia Technologies Inc.

Pierre Shedleur: Conseiller spécial, BDO Canada

Jacques Simard: Professeur titulaire, Université Laval

Raymond St-Sauveur: Consultant en support et accompagnement en entreprise familiale

Charles Taschereau: Chief Operating Officer/Vice-President et Chef de l’exploitation, Canada Lithium Corporation

Miguel Valero: Président and CEO, CANARAIL Inc.

Pierre Verret: Chef des opérations – Zone Nord Ouest, Réseau de santé Vitalité

Gilles Vigneau: Gestionnaire d’expérience – Marché des Capitaux / Développement des affaires / Stratégie

Marcel Villeneuve: Président, Gestion CMSA Inc.

What our graduates say?

“The Directors College experience has been nothing short of exceptional, with immediate benefit within the boards on which I serve. Undoubtedly, this program supports its brand of being the gold standard in board governance effectiveness. Of particular benefit was the opportunity to share the learning experience with colleagues within their various roles at the boardroom table. I have developed an enriched knowledge base from which to draw, as well as an enhanced quality network. Without hesitation, I recommend this program, and congratulate its faculty and staff for its commitment to excellence within its mandate.”

Silvia Martini, Vice-President, Interlink Research Inc.

“I performed a significant amount of research when selecting an option for advanced governance education. All of my research pointed to The Directors College. Being the only university accredited program was important, but more important, was that the faculty has an amazing balance of academic and professional background. No other program offers such a unique and high learning environment – the perfect balance of academia and real examples. The experience is demanding and allows you to generate a vast networks of peers who are dedicated to raising the bar on governance – truly the gold standard.”

Daniel Johnson, B.Comm, C.Dir., Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Credit Union

“The Chartered Director program provided me with a solid foundation in governance which built my confidence to comprehensively serve as a director. The exceptional content and educational process enhanced my curiosity, courage and ability to ask the right questions on crown, non-profit and corporate boards.”

Victor T. Thomas, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C., Vice Chair, SaskEnergy

“I thought the entire program was very well developed and comprehensive. You never know what to expect when you sign-up for these programs and this exceeded my expectations and was a great learning opportunity.”

James Scongack, C.Dir., Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power LP

“I found the Chartered Director Program to be an excellent forum to understand how strong governance complements effective management. The ability to create and execute an effective strategy is significantly enhanced by a robust process inclusive of board engagement where the right questions are asked and expected outcomes are identified. I truly enjoyed the setting which fostered a strong level of interaction that was supported by quality presentations and material. As CEO of a Shared Service Organization set to deliver benefits to its members, I see the advantage of having a number of our board members participating in this program.”

Tony Di Emanuele, MBA, C.Dir., President and CEO, Mohawk Shared Services

“A strong board needs a combination of industry knowledge and sound judgement. You need people able to challenge one another, but in a productive environment. The Directors College provides skills, perspectives and tactics to drive value as an effective and successful board member. As a graduate of the Chartered Director Program, I found The Directors College an excellent survey of the critical issues and developing trends of today’s corporate environment. I highly recommend The Directors College.”

The Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., C.Dir., President & Chief Executive, Canadian Council of Chief Executives and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

“The changes that impact corporate governance are establishing a pattern of increased accountability for the delivery of long-term value to customers, shareholders, employees and society. Proper corporate governance is now being defined to include knowledge of critical elements such as risk management and the measurement of strategic performance. At the end of the day, each board will be judged on its ability to effectively deliver value, rather than on its structure. The Directors College innovative program fills a unique and important gap in providing knowledge and insight as to how this expectation can be met. CMA Canada is pleased to be a sponsor of this timely initiative.”

Steve Vieweg, C.Dir., CPFA (Hon), FCPA FCMA, CEO, CPA Western School of Business

“As an organization focused on educating corporate secretaries, the CSCS believes in furthering the potential of board members to better contribute to building effective governance structures. Given the key role of directors and corporate secretaries in applying proper boardroom practices, corporations need to ensure that these individuals meet a professional standard. The Directors College curriculum covers all the formal regulatory issues for directors and also addresses the informal skills of building effective and appropriate relationships with senior management. We see significant benefits to this program and CSCS is pleased to endorse it.”

Lynn Beauregard, President, Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries

The Directors College has developed a director education program which goes well beyond the fundamentals to address the structures and the behavioural components of principle-based governance. I am proud to be associated with the Directors College and I am honoured to lend my name to the College’s graduate award.

Gilbert Bennett, Director and Former Chairman of the Board, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited