“Whether it is with women or children, in the arts or in education, we must always ensure that everyone can realize their dreams.”
An economist by training, Louise Champoux-Paillé holds an MBA and a master’s degree in museology and a certificate in governance. She has successfully completed the Governing for Nonprofit Excellence program at the Harvard Business School and has been teaching governance and risk management at UQAM since 2012.
Breaking new ground in several senior management positions, she has served as founding president of the Bureau des services financiers du Québec, the precursor of the Autorité des marchés financiers, and as executive vice-president of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés. She has served as president of a number of associations, notably Leucan from 1993 to 1998. Her research and volunteer work has helped promote good governance, ethics and women’s access to strategic roles. In her career, she has served on numerous boards, including those of the Québec state corporation SAAQ, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau and the Sainte-Justine Hospital.
In 2012, the Québec government named Ms. Champoux-Paillé a member of the Ordre national du Québec. In 2014, she won the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, granted to women who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of life for women in Canada. In 2016, she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions as an administrator and for her commitment to promoting women in governance. Recently, she received an award of excellence from both UQAM and Laval University and was named one of the Top 20 Personalities for Diversity.