A graduate in law from Université Laval and member of the Quebec Bar since 1980, François is Vice-President of Investments and Chief Legal Officer at HDG since September 2018. As part of his duties, he participates in investment process and supervises the legal affairs of all the subsidiaries and investments of HDG. In this role, he accompanies the business partners of HDG in their development and growth. He is also part of the board of Groupe Germain Inc. and a member of the Advisory committee of the fund BDG-Appalaches II.
A recognized professional, François has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions, including the recent distinctions of 2018 Legal Counsellor of the Year from M&A Club Canada, Star Lawyer 2018 Acritas UK and named Lawyer of the Year in corporate Law for Quebec City in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada.
Before joining HDG, he was an associate for over 29 years at the law firm McCarthy Tétrault where he practised business law, mainly in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, business finance and securities.
François is chairman of the board of the Carrefour international de théâtre as well as chairman of the board of Excellence Sportive Québec-Lévis. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation.
François is the chairman of the board of the Carrefour international de théâtre as well as the chairman of the board of Excellence Sportive Québec-Lévis. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation.