Marie-José Nadeau, C.M.

Immediate past Chair

Marie-José Nadeau, C.M.

Ms. Nadeau is on the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Advisory Board on Sustainable Energy for All, on the Advisory Council of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and China Energy Fund Committee, on the Advisory Council – Women Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Program (UAE) and on the selection committee of Sheik Zayed’s Energy Prize (UAE).

Marie-José Nadeau is also a Director on the Boards of ENGIE (ex-GDF SUEZ) (GSZ:Paris), METRO Inc. (MRU:TSX), Churchill Falls and Labrador Corporation Limited (CF(L) CO), the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations, and is Vice President of the Board of l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM). Moreover, she has led numerous fundraising activities in the fields of health, education and culture.

Ms. Nadeau graduated in Law (Bachelors and Masters Degrees) from Ottawa University (Canada). She served as a Senior Policy Advisor and then Chief of Staff to the Ministers of Energy and Environment of the Government of Quebec. In 1993, she joined Hydro Quebec, Canada’s largest electric utility, where she was Secretary General and Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs until her retirement in 2015.

Ms. Nadeau was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in December 2015.


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