Innovation, collaboration and effectiveness

Denis Leclerc
President and Chief Executive Officer

Since 2009, Denis Leclerc has served as president and CEO of Écotech Québec, which contributes to the development and growth of the province’s clean technology cluster. He also chairs the boards of both the Canada Cleantech Alliance and the International Cleantech Network based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He has worked for over 20 years in the field of natural resources and held several management positions for international companies, including that of vice president, sustainable development and environment at AbitibiBowater. He has been involved in numerous projects and strategic decisions for companies conducting business in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Very active in the community, Mr. Leclerc sits on several boards of directors and committees, including the Council of the Green Municipal Fund of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the strategic committee of the Solar Impulse Foundation (Switzerland) as well as the Canadian Environment Domestic Advisory Group for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.

In addition to certification as an administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC), Mr. Leclerc’s other academic achievements include an MBA from the Université Sherbrooke.

Denis Leclerc may be reached at [email protected]

Amélie Bergeron-Vachon
Senior Director – Partnerships and Networking

Amélie Bergeron-Vachon develops and implements our skills and talent working group, collaborates on research and innovation unit, and is responsible for relations with members. Involved with Écotech Québec since 2011, she heads outreach and internationalization efforts, as well as communications.

Before joining Écotech Québec, she was employed for several years in Europe and Asia before returning to Montreal to work in business development. She graduated from McGill University with a degree in environment and international development.

You can reach Amélie Bergeron-Vachon at [email protected]

Audrey Somé
Director – Innovation

Audrey Somé holds dual degrees in chemical engineering from both the Polytechnique Montréal and École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (France) with a specialization in environment and life cycle analysis.

She has since held several positions in the areas of responsible sourcing, intellectual property and technology transfer.

At Écotech Québec since 2019, she is the cleantech coordinator of the Écoleader Fund, a major project designed to support Quebec companies in the implementation of eco-responsible business practices and clean technologies.

You can reach Audrey Somé at [email protected]

Émilie Delvoye
Director – Communications

Émilie Delvoye has specialized in communications and marketing for over 10 years. Having accumulated a wide range of experience working in national and international environments, she has developed an excellent understanding of organizational issues.

An ability to listen and sense of analysis help her to implement winning strategies for all associates. Her forte:  detailing a clear operation plan and including an optimized structure and operating methods. As a Neuro-Linguistic Programming coach as well, Ms. Delvoye uses a person-centred approach in both thought and action.

You can reach Émilie Delvoye at [email protected]

Gabrielle Leclerc-Vincent
Director – Strategic Initiatives

Since obtaining a degree in International Trade from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Ms. Leclerc-Vincent has held several positions in the marketing and communications sectors.

At Écotech Québec, her skills are put to good use in mobilizing companies within the sector in the course of organizing national and international networking events.

You can reach Gabrielle Leclerc-Vincent at [email protected]

Maissa Bouguerra
Senior Consultant – Research and Innovation

Maissa Bouguerra graduated from the Université Laval with a master’s degree in agribusiness, specializing in water treatment.

She uses her knowledge of environmental themes to ensure the realization of events and networking workshops, such as INNO+ and Connect Challenges.

You can reach Maissa Bouguerra at [email protected]

Karine Cousineau-Ouimet
Coordination

Karine Cousineau-Ouimet is a graduate of HEC Montreal with a master’s degree in modeling and decisions and has worked in information technology for more than 17 years, largely in the aviation field.

Over the past eight years, she has gained experience in office management and enjoys implementing strategies, as well as analyzing and optimizing processes to facilitate their implementation.

At Écotech Québec, Ms. Cousineau-Ouimet assists with operational, administrative and accounting follow-through.

You can reach Karine Cousineau-Ouimet at [email protected]

Mathieu Pagé
Communications and Content Management Officer

Mathieu Pagé graduated from the Université de Montréal with a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics and currently is pursuing a diplômes d’études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) in journalism. Passionate about communications and environmental issues, he now holds the position of communications officer at Écotech Québec, where he supports a wide range of initiatives and activities.

You can reach Mathieu Pagé at [email protected]

Stéphanie Dumais
Consultant – Innovation

After graduating from McGill in bioresource engineering, Stéphanie began her career in a consulting engineering firm specializing in in-situ contaminated land remediation. After returning to school with an MBA from HEC Montreal, she worked in the world of innovation, product development and organizational strategy. Keen to stay in innovation and to get closer to sustainable development, she is currently an innovation consultant at Écotech Québec, where she is in charge of the Innovation Challenge.

You can reach Stéphanie Dumais at [email protected]

Jacob P. Côté
Communication Intern 

Jacob P. is currently a student in the Bachelor of Communication program at the University of Montreal, which he will graduate in April 2023. He is a communication intern at Écotech Québec, where he supports the communications department in various projects.

You can reach Jacob P. Côté at
[email protected]