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Sophie Brochu named president and CEO of Hydro-Quebec


April 28, 2020
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk

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The government of Quebec has appointed Sophie Brochu as Hydro-Quebec’s president and chief executive officer, as recommended by the company’s board of directors, effective April 6. Brochu will also sit on Hydro-Quebec’s board.

Brochu has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector and is well-known for her unifying leadership style. In 1997, she joined Énergir (formerly Gaz Métro), where she worked in various senior management positions, including president and CEO from 2007 to 2019. Brochu is also very active in the community, especially with organizations involved with youth, women and underprivileged people.

“I’m extremely proud of the fact that our government has appointed Sophie Brochu as Hydro-Québec’s first female president and chief executive officer,” said François Legault, Premier of Québec. “Québec will emerge from these difficult times and I’m convinced that, with Ms. Brochu at its helm, Hydro-Québec will play a key role in our recovery. Her in-depth knowledge of the energy sector will be an undeniable asset in making Québec the battery of North America.”

“It’s with a great deal of humility and enthusiasm that I accept the mandate entrusted to me. At a time when public service is more important than ever, I’m delighted to team up with the thousands of men and women at Hydro-Québec who are passionate about their work and more determined than ever to innovate in order to help customers, support their communities and contribute to Québec’s economic recovery,” said Brochu. “In spite of the current challenges we face, we will continue to play our part in the global energy transition, which remains essential.”

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