Sophie Brochu Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec
April 3, 2020
The government of Québec has appointed Sophie Brochu as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec, as recommended by the company’s board of directors. Ms. Brochu will also sit on Hydro-Québec’s board. She will take office on April 6.
Sophie Brochu has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector and is renowned for her human and unifying leadership style. In 1997, she joined Énergir (formerly Gaz Métro) where she held various senior management positions, including that of President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2019. A seasoned manager, she is also very active in the community, particularly with organizations involved with youth, women and underprivileged people.
“It’s with a great deal of humility and enthusiasm that I accept the mandate entrusted to me. At a time when public service is more important than ever, I’m delighted to team up with the thousands of men and women at Hydro-Québec who are passionate about their work and more determined than ever to innovate in order to help customers, support their communities and contribute to Québec’s economic recovery. In spite of the current challenges we face, we will continue to play our part in the global energy transition, which remains essential,” commented Brochu.