President and CEO
Since 2009, Denis Leclerc is the Founding President and CEO of Écotech Québec, the cluster representing the Québec cleantech ecosystem. He is also the Chairman of CanadaCleantech Alliance and of the International Cleantech Network, based in Copenhagen (Denmark).
During his 20 years in the natural resources sector, Leclerc held several senior management positions, including that of Vice-President, Sustainability and Environment for AbitibiBowater. He has been involved of many projects and strategic decisions for companies with operations in Canada, the United-States, Europe and Asia.
Highly involved in the community, Leclerc sits on the Board of Directors of Ecofuel Accelerator, COOP Carbone and SWITCH, the Alliance for a Green Economy. In addition to CanadaCleantech and the International Cleantech Network, he also chairs the Advisory Board of the National Research Council Canada – Energy, mining and Environment. Leclerc also sits on the Partners and Strategic Committee of the Solar Impulse Foundation; the Council of the Green Municipal Fund of the Federation of Canadian municipalities and the Community Advisory Board of Aéroports de Montréal.
In addition to being a Chartered Director, Mr. Leclerc holds an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke.
Anne Le Reste
Anne Le Reste is responsible for administration, logistics of events, and manages web site management of Écotech Québec.
During her 20 years in the municipal and associations fields, she cumulated a diversified experience in human resources management, communications and administration. Anne Le Reste has certificates in business management and in applied communications.
Director, innovation & commercialization
Amélie Bergeron-Vachon develops and implements two of Écotech Québec’s Task Forces: Skills & Expertise, as well as Research & Innovation. She is also responsible for relations with the membership.
With Écotech Québec since 2011, she has been in charge of branding & internationalization, and communications Prior to Ecotech Quebec, Amélie was an independent contractor working in Europe and Asia before coming back to Montreal to focus on business development. She holds a degree from McGill University in Environment and international development.
Project Manager Communicationgleclercvincent@ecotechquebec.com
Audrey Some holds a double degree in chemical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal and the École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques with a specialization in environmental management and life cycle analysis.
Since then, she held various positions in the sustainable procurement sector as well as technology transfer and intellectual property management.
She joined Écotech Québec in 2019 and is now the clean technologies coordinator for the Fonds Écoleader a joint initiative aiming at supporting Quebec companies towards the implementation of eco-friendly business practices and clean technologies.
International Initiatives (contract)
Victoria Smaniotto graduated from HEC Montreal in International Business and Marketing with a specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility. After living in Paris, Hong Kong and Chile, Victoria moved to Montreal and held various positions in the cleantech sector: from 2012 to 2014, as a business development analyst and marketing coordinator at Carnot Refrigeration, a Quebec SME that develops HFC-free refrigeration systems; then from 2014 to 2015 at Ecotech Quebec as Project manager and coordinator of two task forces; in 2016, she held the one-year position of Head of Secretariat of the International Cleantech Network, before going back to Ecotech Quebec. Today she coordinates international initiatives and assumes the role of VP Development & Partnerships within the new CanadaCleantech Alliance.