Our Chief Executive Officer, Anik Trudel, was appointed on August 12, by the Minister of Transport and Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region, Mr. François Bonnardel, to the Board of Directors of the Montréal Port Authority (MPA) as representative for the Government of Québec.
The Montréal Port Authority represents a major pole of business activity in Québec and Canada, in addition to being the gateway for business between Québec and Ontario. In recent years, the Port has distinguished itself and found a prominent position among the world’s most innovative ports. Several major projects are underway, including its expansion in Contrecoeur.
“After serving on the MPA’s Board of Directors for 9 years, and my being the first woman to hold the position of Chair, I am honoured by this renewed opportunity. The Port of Montréal is a major engine of our economy and a flagship for the Montréal metropolitan region. I am privileged to join the board team. Board members complement one another through their individual experiences and thereby build a strong team, guiding and supporting a remarkable management team,” said Anik Trudel.
The MPA has experienced a spectacular increase in freight tonnage handled in the past few years, despite fiercer competition, not to mention its enviable location as a tourist port with its new Grand Quay.
According to the Chairman of the Lavery Board of Directors, Philippe Frère, “this appointment reflects Anik’s strategic thinking and management skills. The role that she will play on this board is fully in keeping with the firm’s vision, namely that of being a partner in growth for the key players in Québec’s economy.”