Sophie Cousineau

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Sophie Cousineau joined DECASULT’s Board of Directors in 2024. 

Sophie Cousineau is Director of Sustainability at Power Sustainable, a climate-focused alternative asset manager. Previously, she held the positions of vice-president, ESG & Corporate Affairs, at engineering firm WSP and vice-president, sustainable investment and ESG, at CDPQ, where she worked for eight years. Prior to joining this pension fund manager, Sophie Cousineau led a close to 20-year career as a business reporter and columnist, working for national newspapers such as La Presse and The Globe & Mail

Sophie Cousineau holds an executive MBA from Oxford University, a M.Sc. in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. (joint honours) in Economics and Political Science from McGill University.

Jean-Claude Champagne

Mr. Champagne is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, and a member of the Ordre des architectes and the Ordre des ingénieurs of Québec. He holds a master’s degree in architecture, as well as Project Management Professional® (PMP) and Risk Management Professional® (PMI-RMP) certifications from the PMI, as well as being a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ).

Having started his professional career in 1974, Mr. Champagne has accumulated experience in strategic planning, project management, technical services, finance, administration and human resources management acquired during the development of major infrastructure projects in the public and private sectors in Canada, as well as internationally. From this period, he has a solid experience in the management of large owned and leased real estate portfolios.

For more than 30 years, he held various senior management positions in government agencies in Quebec after a career as an engineering officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, for which he received the Canadian Decoration (CD) for services rendered.

Since 2011, Mr. Champagne has played a key role as a Senior Advisor in the development of the firm’s specialized work methods, particularly in risk management and various project delivery modes.

Gabriel Chiniara

Gabriel Chiniara has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a past president of the Montreal chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). During his career, he has distinguished himself in some of the most prestigious projects in Montreal.

Gabriel Chiniara is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FIRAC), and a retired member of the Ordre des architectes du Québec. He holds a master’s degree in architecture, as well as the PMI’s Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification.

Eric Chiniara

Eric Chiniara holds a degree in Commerce from Concordia University in Montreal, an MBA from HEC Montreal, and the Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification from the PMI.

Having started his career at DECASULT in 2013, where he has been involved in the budgetary management of both public and private sector projects, he has contributed to the development and implementation of the firm’s proprietary cost-control system, derived from its distinctive methods and in line with the industry’s best practices.

He has undertaken various corporate roles in the firm, including finance and HR management. His involvement in these activities has resulted in the implementation of several policies making DECASULT a top employer in its industry.

His people-oriented management style makes him a highly valued member of the firm’s clients and employees.

Anne LaBrecque

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Both PMP-certified and a member of the Quebec Order of Architects, Anne LaBrecque is an accomplished professional whose career has been fueled by her passion for Project Management.

With over 25 years’ experience in the planning and execution of major construction and infrastructure projects, she has contributed to projects as diverse as the Maison symphonique de la Place des arts in Montreal, the Lac-Leamy Hotel Complex, the new Sorel-Tracy detention center and IBM’s data center in Bromont. Her extensive knowledge and understanding of the industry, as well as her ability to grasp a project’s key issues, reflect DECASULT’s mission of excellence.

Since joining the firm as a Senior Project Manager, Anne LaBrecque has contributed to the success of complex project management mandates, in which her experience and acumen have proven to be critical in the management of projects with numerous stakeholders. She joined DECASULT’s Board of Directors in 2024.