SOPHIE BROCHU

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. 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 to 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 boards of Bank of Montreal, Bell Canada and BCE Inc. Ms. Brochu is actively involved with Centraide of Greater Montreal, serving, among other things, as co-chair of that organization's 2010 annual campaign. She chairs the board of Forces Avenir, which encourages and celebrates student community involvement.  She is also involved in “Ruelle de l'Avenir,” an organization that encourages students in the Centre-Sud and Hochelaga neighbourhoods of Montréal to remain in school. Lastly, she sits on the board of La Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.