Johanne Turbide appointed Secretary General

February 15, 2019

Johanne Turbide is to replace Federico Pasin as Secretary General of HEC Montréal. Her appointment was approved by the School’s Board of Directors on February 14, and she will take up her new duties on March 1.

Professor Pasin himself will be taking over from Michel Patry as HEC Montréal Director when Professor Patry’s term ends. (See the December 11, 2018 news item)

Professor Turbide will be the first woman to serve as Secretary General in HEC Montréal history.

She accepted the appointment with enthusiasm:

“It is an honour and a source of pride for me to be able to devote my energies to ensuring that our School is working well at all levels, and to representing it in dealings with students, alumni and other stakeholders. It will be a pleasure to collaborate with School management and the entire community to allow HEC Montréal to continue serving society by taking on the economic, social and environmental challenges of the day.”

“Professor Turbide has many years of experience at the School. For close to 30 years now she has shown exemplary devotion, commitment and drive, both as a professor and in her other duties at HEC Montréal, in particular as Co-Director of the Pôle IDEOS and a member of the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management,” said Director Michel Patry.

“I am greatly looking forward to working with Professor Turbide. With her experience on many boards of directors and her expertise in governance, I know that she will inject new energy into the role of Secretary General,” added Federico Pasin.

Johanne Turbide joined HEC Montréal in 1989, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Accounting Studies. She is also Director of the Sustainable Campus and Co-Director of the Pôle IDEOS.

She holds a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick, in England, and a Master’s degree (MSc in Administration) from HEC Montréal. She is also a member of the Ordre des CPA du Québec.

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