Board of Trustees

Message from the chair of the BOD

The Montréal fashion industry has everything it needs to succeed: cultural and linguistic diversity, a high-quality workforce, a dynamic educational system, a strategic geographic position, and a highly effervescent design and creative community.

To keep our leadership status in Canada, it was necessary to gather industry players around common goals. With mmode, we have created a platform for exchange and collaboration to stimulate growth and increase competitiveness.

My children will be taking my place. It is for them and for their generation that I want my industry to succeed here and globally!

François Roberge

Executive council

Chair
François Roberge
President and CEO
Boutique la Vie en Rose inc.
Vice-Chair
Louis Bibeau
President and CEO
Logistik Unicorp
Secretary
Marie-Eve Faust
Director and professor
École supérieure de mode
ESG UQAM
Treasurer
François Lapierre
President
Claudel Lingerie | Lilianne Lingerie

Working group presidents

Working Group President — Industry Image
Valérie Martin
Vice Presidente, Communications & Culture
ALDO Group
Working Group President — Human Resources
Claude Marchand
President and CEO
LCI Education Network
LaSalle College
Working Group President — Innovation
Vacancy
Working Group President — Export
Jean-Philippe Robert
President
Quartz Co.

Other board directors

  • Marilyne Baril, MARIGOLD par Marilyne Baril
  • David Chagnon, Anne-Marie Chagnon
  • Olivier Delisle, Trendays
  • Teresa Eloy, Fur Council of Canada
  • Leonard Gorski, Gorski Group
  • Simon La Rochelle, Royer
  • Elliot Lifson, Peerless Clothing
  • Jean-Philippe Robert, Quartz Co.
  • Marco Roy, Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Jean-François Sigouin, Les Collections SHAN Inc.
  • Linda Tremblay, Fashion Designers’ Council of Québec (CCMQ)
  • Eric Wazana, Yoga Jeans / Second Clothing, Apparel Quebec

Observer members

  • Alexander Artus, Canadian Textile Industry Association (CTIA)
  • Cynthia Delisle, Export Québec (MESI)
  • François Bousquet, LaSalle College
  • Yves Charette (Catherine Lavoie), Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM)
  • Linda Cyrenne, Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre de l’industrie textile du Québec (CSMO Textile)
  • Hélène Chamberland, Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation – Québec (MESI)
  • Denis Falardeau, Shoe Manufacturers’ Association of Canada
  • Louis Gourdeau, Fonds de solidarité FTQ
  • Paulette Kaci, Vestechpro, Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Bob Kirke, Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF)
  • Patricia Lapierre, Détail Québec
  • Géraldine Martin, Ville de Montréal
  • Alain Michaud, PwC
  • Jacek Mlynarek, CTT Group Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Odette Nappert, Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CNDF)
  • Rose-Marie Tasseroul, Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine – Gouvernement du Québec
  • Sébastien Thériault, Davies
  • Léopold Turgeon, Conseil québécois du commerce de détail (CQCD)
  • Donald H. Violette, Direction régionale de l’île de Montréal, Emploi-Québec
  • Debbie Zakaib, Grappe mmode