Chief Executive Officer, Promutuel Assurance and Chair, Investissement Québec
Closing ICD Quebec Chapter Keynote
Geneviève Fortier has been Chief Executive Officer of Promutuel Insurance since 2019. She is the first woman to hold this position since the company was founded 170 years ago. Over the course of her career, Geneviève held several management positions in the pharmaceutical industry prior to joining the insurance industry a few years ago.
Recognized by her peers for her performance and human-oriented leadership, Mrs. Fortier contributes to the progress of the Promutuel Group and its network of mutuals, which is very active throughout Quebec, while having announced its ambition to accelerate growth across the country.
Recognized for her solid expertise in governance, she was -until her appointment as Chair of the Board at Investissement Québec (IQ), Member of the Board of Directors at Lassonde, Sanimax and Germain Hotels. Previously, she was Chair of the Board at CHUM and CHU Sainte-Justine, at the same time as the healthcare system transformation was underway.
Involved in the industry, Geneviève is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and Chair of the Board for the Insurance Bureau of Canada – Quebec Chapter.
Also very committed to the community and to the youth, Geneviève was Chair of the Board of Directors at Forces AVENIR until her appointment at IQ, which aims to honour the community commitment of tomorrow's generation. She is also a strong advocate for women’s leadership ambitions, namely through L’Effet A and FitSpirit. She also co-chaired the 2021 record campaign for Centraide Québec & Chaudière-Appalaches.
Recipient of numerous awards during her career, Geneviève was recently named as one of the Top 20 Dynamic CEOs across the country. Prior to this, she was recognized as one of the Top 5 Most Influential Canadian Women in Human Resources and Diversity and was the winner of the Prix Femmes d'Affaires du Québec in the Large Business category.
A Fellow CHRP, she holds a bachelor's and master's degree in industrial relations from Laval University.