Executive Vice President–Corporate Affairs and Secretary
Marie-José Nadeau is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, where she obtained a bachelor of law degree in 1975 and a master’s degree in public law in 1980.
Ms. Nadeau is a member of the Québec Bar. She practiced law in the federal public service for 10 years, focusing mainly on environmental law. In 1987, she joined the Québec government and held various strategic positions at the provincial departments of the Environment and of Energy and Resources.
Ms. Nadeau joined Hydro-Québec in 1993. She now holds the position of Executive Vice President–Corporate Affairs and Secretary General. In this capacity, she is in charge of strategic planning, legal affairs, communications and public affairs, government and institutional affairs, industrial security as well as environment. She also acts as Secretary for the Boards of Directors of Hydro-Québec and its subsidiaries.
Ms. Nadeau is a member of the Board of Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited. She sits on the Board of the Energy Council of Canada where she holds the position of Vice Chair. She chairs the Communicationsand Outreach Committee of the World Energy Council where she is a member of the Board of Directors. She also chairs the Board of Directors of the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l’environnement.
Ms. Nadeau is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Metro Inc., a public company, Concordia University, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations. She was formerly Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Electricity Association for the year 2000.