Louis L. Roquet joins MWFF board

Thursday May 7, 2015

Montreal, May 6, 2015 - The Montreal World Film Festival is pleased to announce that Louis L. Roquet, President of Investissement Québec's Board of Directors has agreed to serve on the board of the Festival. “I am very honoured that Louis L. Roquet has accepted my invitation,” declared MWFF president Serge Losique. “The expertise of Mr. Roquet is widely acknowledged and his economic vision of Quebec and his openness to culture meshes perfectly with the mission of the Festival. I am convinced that without a thriving economy there is no thriving culture and I look forward to benefit from the expert advice of our new board member.”

 

Mr. Roquet’s rich and varied career had given him an exceptional knowledge of business and culture. After teaching at HEC Montreal, he worked in consulting and retail commerce for almost a decade. He then joined municipal government and the provincial public service, where he held the positions of General Manager of the Montreal Urban Community (1990-1994), President and CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation of Quebec (1995-1998), President and CEO of Investissement Québec (1998-2002) and President and CEO of the Société des alcools du Québec (2002-2004). From 2004 to 2009 he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Desjardins Venture Capital, general manager of the City of Montreal in 2010-2011 and CEO of Cevital Spa (Algeria) from 2012 to 2014. In June 2014 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec.

 

Holder of an MBA from HEC Montreal and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in business administration, Mr. Roquet is recognized for his participation in numerous public service boards. In 2004, the Quebec MBA Association awarded him the title of MBA of the year.

The 39th MWFF will be held August 27 to September 7, 2015.


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