Hydro-Quebec executive named to head Port of Montreal
A FORMER executive of the state-owned electricity provider Hydro Quebec has been appointed as CEO of the Port of Montreal
A FORMER executive of the state-owned electricity provider Hydro Quebec has been appointed as CEO of the Port of Montreal.
Martin Imbleau will start the new year as president and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority as the second-largest Candian port moves forward on a new terminal after a month-long series of strikes in the summer.
Mr Imbleau succeeds Sylvie Vachon, a 30-year veteran of the authority who during her 11-year tenure as CEO oversaw a 40 per cent increase in cargo volume and sweeping terminal and rail improvements.
Mr Imbleau, a lawyer by training and an author of works on human rights, leaves his position as vice president of corporate strategies and business development at Hydro-Quebec, a public energy utility in the province of Quebec. He has also served in leadership positions at the energy company Energir, which was formerly known as Gaz Metro.
'The Port of Montreal is the commercial gateway to eastern Canada, a powerful economic engine, and a model of sustainable development. Today, with great pride, I pledge to continue the excellence and performance for which the Port of Montreal is internationally renowned,' Mr Imbleau said.