27, 28 & 29 November 2024 in Lisbon

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November 29, 2024 • 14h30 - 16h00

Mario GIRARD

Président-directeur général
ADMINISTRATION PORTUAIRE DE QUEBEC

A seasoned entrepreneur and manager, Mario Girard has been President and CEO of the Quebec Port Authority (QPA) since January 2011.
Mr Girard is renowned for his vision and his ability to successfully build and mobilise teams to carry out large-scale projects. A prolific and creative business developer, he has extensive experience in national and international business development. 
He was also President and CEO of the Fondation de l'entrepreneurship from 2008 to 2011, where he helped mobilise the business and government communities to improve entrepreneurial performance in Quebec. From 1985 to 2007, he was the founder and CEO of two information technology companies: Nstein Technologies and Gespro Technologies.
Mario Girard is a member of the prestigious World Presidents Organization. A Certified Corporate Director (CCD), Mr Girard has served on the structured boards of several organizations for over 20 years. He is past Chairman of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA), Vice-Chairman of the International Association of Cities and Ports ( AIVP) and of the Société de développement économique du Saint-Laurent (SODES), and a member of the boards of the Romeo Dallaire Foundation and the Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ).

Location: Champalimaud Fundation
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