Jacques Lemay has been a visiting professor at HEC Montréal since 2009, and Director of the Department of Finance since 2019. He teaches courses in securities trading ethics and regulation, governance, acquisition and restructuring, risk capital and innovation funding. He participates in the HEC’s governance bodies, including the Academic Council and the Research Ethics Board.
Jacques is a lawyer by training and a member of the Quebec Bar. He has an MBA from HEC Montréal and a Master of Laws from Université de Montréal. Among other things, he is interested in the connection between ethics and law. Before joining the HEC in 2009, he was an investment banker in the securities industry for 19 years. Over the course of his banking career, he was involved with the securities industry self-regulatory organization. He has since been a hearing panel member for the organization’s disciplinary matters.
Professor and Chair in Governance and Business Law at the Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
Stéphane Rousseau is a Professor and Chair in Governance and Business Law at the Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal. He has a Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of Toronto, and is a renowned expert in corporate law, corporate governance and capital market law.
A member of the Quebec Bar, Stéphane is an independent director on the Board of Directors of the Chambre de la sécurité financière. He is also a member of the Montréal Exchange’s disciplinary committee and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada’s disciplinary panel. Stéphane received the Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) distinction, which recognizes professional excellence. In 2019, he was awarded the Paul-André Crépeau Medal for his contribution to the advancement of the international dimension of private and commercial law in Canada.
Co-Creator and Joint Community Outreach Lead
Ginette Depelteau is a lawyer and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1989. She also has an MBA. She worked as Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice-President, Compliance, for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) for 25 years. In that role, she developed the function of compliance, as well as an approach, strategy and guidelines with regard to ethics, from 1994 to October 2019. She participated in amendments to the Act respecting the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec that led to the modernization of the CPDQ’s governance structure, and developed the function of compliance, as well as an approach, strategy and guidelines for responsible investing and ethics.
Former Senior Vice President & Group Chief Ethics Officer L’Oreal
A law graduate of Université de Paris I and II and the University of Chicago, and a lawyer since 1988, Emmanuel Lulin practised at Debevoise & Plimpton in Paris and New York (1989-1999), and then joined L’Oréal in 1999 as Group General Counsel for Human Resources. In 2007, he set up the Office of the Group Chief Ethics Officer.
Emmanuel’s achievements in the field of ethics are internationally recognized as visionary and innovative:
First non-American to receive the Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics from the Ethics & Compliance Initiative in Washington, DC (2015)
Recognized by the UN as a UN Global Compact SDG Pioneer for Advancing Business Ethics (2018)
First recipient of the Prix d’Excellence comme Influenceur Éthique award from Université de Cergy Pontoise (2018)
First non-American to receive the Bill Daniels Being A Difference Award from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Center for Public Trust (2019)
On the Attorneys Who Matter list as Top Ethics & Compliance Officer (2012, 2014 and 2017)
Emmanuel Lulin very actively promotes business ethics:
Director of the Ethics Resource Center (since 2016), the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (2007-2012) and the Cercle d’Éthique des Affaires (2011-2017); former Chair of the Conference Board’s Global Council on Business Conduct; One Young World Advisor (since 2016); former member of the ethics committee of the Agence Française du Développement; UN Global Compact Expert (since 2018); member of Deloitte’s trust and governance think tank (since 2018), President of the Observatoire de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises (ORSE) work group “Ethique, Responsabilité et Stratégie” (2017).
In 2007, he spearheaded the first master’s degree in business law and ethics at Université de Cergy-Pontoise; in 2012, he created the Club des Professionnels de l’Éthique; in 2016, he inspired the creation of ThinkH+, a virtual think tank about transhumanism, at the Clinique du droit de Sc-Po Paris.
Since 2013, to help promote business ethics based on values, Emmanuel Lulin has given over 110 Master Classes in various major academic and business institutions on every continent. He has also been interviewed over 100 times by major media outlets on every continent.
Since 2007, Ethisphere has recognized L’Oréal as one of the world’s most ethical companies ten times. In 2019, L’Oréal was given top ranking by Covalence among 6,600 global companies for its ethics. L’Oréal won the Grand prix de la Transparence award for its ethical charter (2017 and 2018), the Prix d’excellence Gouvernance Éthique award (2018) and the Prix d’excellence Leadership Éthique award (2018).
Anne-Marie Lynda Boisvert is a chartered professional accountant and partner specializing in forensic and investigative accounting at Deloitte Financial Advisory. She has been working at Deloitte for over 23 years, the first three in the firm’s Assurance Advisory division in Canada, and the remainder in the Forensic practice. She was seconded to the Sydney, Australia, office in November 2004 and returned to the Canadian practice in March 2009.
During her 20 years with the Forensic practice, she managed several forensic and investigative cases, including investigations into suspected and alleged frauds, bribery and corruption pursuant to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), secret commissions, non-compliance with company policies and other financial irregularities. She conducted and assisted law enforcement agencies in investigations that involved obtaining search warrants, interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects, establishing facts and circumstances, preparing summaries of evidence and reports, and testifying in court. She also completed several damage quantification and dispute engagements. She has vast international experience, having worked on many international investigations in Europe and Asia.
Stéphane Eljarrat is a partner in Osler’s National Litigation group, and splits his time between the firm’s Montreal and Toronto offices. He leads the White-Collar Defence practice and works closely with Osler’s market-leading Risk Management and Crisis Management team.
Known for his composed and focused approach, Stéphane represents companies and institutions in a wide range of criminal investigations and proceedings brought under various federal criminal statutes such as the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and the Competition Act.
Stéphane defends clients in complex trials and regulatory proceedings and the associated appeals, and advises and represents them in high-stakes regulatory investigations. He also advises Canadian and foreign corporations in the context of internal investigations, as well as on the design and implementation of compliance programs.
In addition, Stéphane has experience representing clients in tax disputes in domestic and cross-border matters.
Before joining Osler, Stéphane was a partner at another leading Canadian law firm, prior to which he was with the government of Québec, in the Ministère de la Sécurité publique and Revenu Québec. He also worked for the federal Department of Justice, with the RCMP Legal Services, in the National Tax Litigation Section and as a federal prosecutor.
Joé T. Martineau is a professor of ethics management in HEC Montréal’s Department of Management. Her interests in research, teaching and organizational response focus on ethics and governance issues affecting private, public and healthcare organizations. Her work has led to reflections on the composition of ethics programs and the diversity of ethics management practices in organizations, as well as the various factors that influence the ethical thinking and behaviour of organizational players. More recently, her research work and interests have focused on organizational neuroethics, management empathy, and ethics and governance issues related to citizen participation in health administration and research. She is an associate member of the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), a regular member of the Institut d’éthique appliquée (IDÉA), Université Laval, and a regular member of the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology (OBVIA).
President, La Société juricomptable inc., FCPA, FCA
Manon Roy, President of La Société juricomptable inc., is a chartered professional accountant (FCPA, FCA) and expert in forensic accounting (CA•EJC, CFF), a designation granted by the Alliance for Excellence in Forensic Accounting of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (today CPA Canada), and a Fellow CPA (FCPA).
Over the past 20 years, she has conducted multiple financial investigations, and has earned an enviable reputation on the international scene, notably as a result of numerous major investigations conducted in Canada, France and Africa. She has helped various regulatory organizations, in particular the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Paris and the Haut Conseil du commissariat aux comptes (H3C) in Paris, implement and optimize their investigation methods.
She has helped several companies and organizations examine the main risks of fraud in order to implement effective prevention and detection systems. She has also completed numerous compliance engagements for various companies, financial institutions and regulatory bodies.
Manon Roy is an experienced public speaker and one of the rare authors specializing in forensic accounting. In 2012, she published a first book in French on forensic accounting in collaboration with Guylaine Leclerc, currently the Auditor General of Quebec, and Emmanuel Charrier, Associate Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine. The book, published in Canada and France, examines North American and French financial investigation techniques.
Professor, Department of Accounting, HEC Montréal, former CEIC commissioner
Cyrille Sardais is an Associate Professor at HEC Montréal, which he joined in 2006 and where he headed the Department of Management from 2012 to 2014. He holds the Pierre-Péladeau Chair of Leadership. He studied business administration at HEC Paris and history at École des hautes études sociales. He wrote his thesis on Pierre Lefaucheux, the CEO of car manufacturer Renault from 1944 to 1955. He has pursued his research on senior executives, and is interested mainly in leadership and decision-making issues. He teaches courses in leadership, management skills and decision making at HEC Montréal, as part of MSc, MBA and BAA degrees.
Well known in the world of communications, both in Quebec and abroad, Sylvain Lafrance had an extensive career at Radio-Canada, managing the French radio, television and Internet services from 2005 to 2011. He was entrusted with the consolidation of Radio-Canada’s various services and initiated several creations, including the popular TOU.TV platform. He is an Associate Professor, and Director of HEC Montréal’s Media Management Hub.
Sylvain Perreault was appointed Chief Security Officer at Desjardins Group in January 2020. Prior to being appointed to this newly created position, he had been Chief of Compliance at Mouvement Desjardins since March 2011 and Chief Operating Officer at Desjardins Wealth Management Securities Inc., where he began in 2004.
He is outgoing President and member of the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC). He is also a member of the Montréal Exchange’s Special Committee of the Regulatory Division. He has been President of the Board of Directors of the National Advisory Committee, President of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Section of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), President of IIROC’s Compliance and Legal Section and President of the Montreal Section of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
A member of the Quebec Bar since 1984, he held several positions at the Montréal Exchange from 1988 to 1997, including Senior Vice-President, Markets. Then, he was Director, Capital Markets, at PwC, where he managed the implementation of a regional stock exchange in West Africa and an inter-dealer broker market in Cameroon, among other projects.
He is a co-founder of Jitney Group, a brokerage house specializing in professional trading, and served as President and CEO until 2004.
Dominic Jaar, a partner at KPMG Canada, is a Regional Leader in Management Consulting. His expertise led him to join the forensic technology service, which he managed for nearly a decade, to work with various local, national and international organizations in the public and private sectors, in the fields of information management, electronic discovery, cyber investigations and data analytics. His team works on analyzing their maturity, defining their vision and strategy, developing their governance, policies and procedures, choosing and implementing systems, and training employees to manage and use information. Dominic also leads various technological investigations involving all types of malfeasance (e.g., ransomware, personal identity and intellectual property theft, fraud, corruption, money laundering). He is an expert in IT, protection of personal information and electronic discovery, as well as a legal and forensic technology advisor.
Dominic teaches and is a popular speaker at various North American universities, such as HEC Montréal, McGill, Laval, Ottawa, Cardozo and Georgetown, as well as at international conferences, covering topics related to security, investigations, protection of personal information, legal and forensic technologies, electronic discovery and information management. He is often quoted in the media as an expert in these fields.
Who’s Who magazine named him one of the top five computer investigators, and one of the best information technology lawyers in Canada. He is also one of the only Quebecers to have been inducted as Fellow of College of Law Practice Management. Dominic is Advocatus Emeritus and the recipient of the Mérite du Barreau-Innovation, two of the Quebec Bar’s highest honours.
Before selling his company, Ledjit Consulting Inc., to KPMG, Dominic was CEO of the Canadian Centre for Court Technology. Before founding the company, he was legal counsel at Bell Canada and a litigator at Borden Ladner Gervais, where his work focused on IT, information commercial management, protection of personal information and complex litigation.
Internationally, Dominic helped develop a number of exemplary standards and practices pertaining to information management, electronic discovery and technology law.
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Independent International Anti-Corruption Expert
Pascale Dubois is an independent expert and long-standing specialist in the fight against corruption.
Pascale recently retired from the World Bank Group (WBG), where she was the VP of Integrity (INT), leading the WBG’s investigative efforts and the pursuit of sanctions in connection with allegations of fraud and corruption on WBG-financed projects, in addition to corporate compliance and prevention. She previously served as the World Bank’s first ever Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, and prior to that she managed the ground-breaking Voluntary Disclosure Program in INT and also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Africa region for seven years. Before joining the WBG, Pascale was in private practice in the U.S. and Belgium for 10 years.
Pascale served as Co-Chair of both the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Anti-Corruption Committee and the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee, where she remains senior advisor.
She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center since 2009, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption. Pascale received her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her Master of Laws (LLM) from New York University (NYU).
Karine Fournier specializes in the fields of labour, employment and human rights. In addition to frequently appearing before the different courts, Karine also plays a key advisory role, in particular during certification applications and collective bargaining negotiations. She is recognized for her practical approach and strategic advice.
Karine has led a number of workplace investigations and has participated in several conferences and training sessions on topics such as management of disciplinary and administrative measures, the use of social media in the workplace and sexual and psychological harassment prevention.
Before disputes occur, Karine’s clients ask her for advice on day-to-day human resources and labour relations management. Throughout the course of her practice, Karine has advised a number of clients working in retail, home maintenance and various production and service industries, both unionized and non-unionized.
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, WSP Global Inc.
Julianna Fox is Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for WSP, one of the world’s leading professional services firms. She works at WSP’s head office in Montreal, where she is responsible for overseeing the global compliance and ethics program, and provides strategic advice on matters of business ethics. Julianna began her career in legal and regulatory compliance as a litigator in the law firm Fasken, following which she was in-house counsel specializing in matters of regulatory compliance for a large international airline.
Julianna holds an MBA from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, as well as civil and common law degrees from the University of Ottawa. She is a member of both the Quebec and New York State Bars.
Partner for Compliance Forensics and Intelligence for EMEA, Control Risks
Maria Knapp is a Managing Partner for Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence for EMEA. The practice helps companies manage their reputation and risks emanating from financial crime exposure, sanctions, environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and stakeholder management. The team is composed of 150 consultants located across 13 sites, and includes information analysts, forensic investigators, data analysis and legal technology specialists, and modern slavery and human rights experts.
Maria specializes in advising corporate clients, NGOs, development finance institutions (DFIs) and private investors, as well as their legal advisors, providing tactical and strategic advice on managing and ultimately mitigating reputational and operational risks, with a focus on emerging markets.
Her recent experience includes:
Pre-investment due diligence reviews in EMEA, especially in sub-Saharan Africa
Anti-corruption and ESG risk management program reviews for clients with operations in high-risk markets
Market entry risk planning assessments
A lawyer in England and Wales, Maria trained and practised in finance and capital markets at Clifford Chance in London and Paris. She has worked in Canada, France and sub-Saharan Africa, including for the Zimbabwe chapter of Transparency International, the Namibian Legal Assistance Centre (Namibia) and the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (Canada). Maria has an LLB from City University, London, and a BA (Hons) from McGill University and Sciences Po (Paris).
Thierry Dorval is a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. He acts in a wide range of transactions such as mergers, business acquisitions and dispositions. He chairs Norton Rose Fulbright Canada’s governance and director’s liability team and is one of the founding members of the Quebec chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Alloprof and Scale.AI, Montreal’s AI supercluster. He is a Fellow, American College of Governance Counsel.
He is the author of several publications, including a number of articles that have appeared in national and international magazines, and the book Governance of Publicly Listed Corporations published by LexisNexis Butterworths. He has a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from Université Laval. He also has an MBA from Oxford University, and was the first Canadian to graduate with honours. In 2007, he received a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa for his thesis in the field of governance.
Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Secretary, Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Philippe is Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Secretary, Fonds de solidarité FTQ. He has worked for the Fonds de solidarité FTQ (the “Fonds”) since 1999, first as legal counsel for its investment sector and then as manager of corporate affairs since 2010.
His branch has three mandates: oversee governance (organizational and ethics management), ensure regulatory compliance and advise the Fonds’ bodies and sectors on all legal matters other than those involving investment and litigation (which are managed by other branches).
Marie-Claude Hudon, a lawyer who completed graduate studies in bioethics, applied ethics and health law, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a number of years. She has held numerous positions, allowing her to develop an in-depth understanding of the operations, risks and challenges of the various business units within her company. For nearly the past seven years, she has focused on ethics and compliance and, over time, has developed and supported several management and other projects, programs and teams. Passionate about ethics and compliance, she has received Leading Professional Ethics and Compliance certification from the Ethics and Compliance Initiative in the U.S., and is involved in several active networks in the field in Quebec.