Énergir CEO Sophie Brochu joins CGI's board of directors

04 June 2019 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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Management and technology consulting firm CGI has appointed Sophie Brochu as the newest member of its board of directors.

Sophie Brochu is the president and chief executive officer of Quebec-based energy firm Énergir (formerly Gaz Métro), and has spent three decades in the energy industry.

"We are honored to have Sophie Brochu join our board of directors," Serge Godin, CGI founder and executive chairman, said. "Her depth of expertise in the utilities industry and in leading a large publicly traded organization will significantly benefit CGI."

Brochu has been president and CEO of Énergir since 2007. During her time at the head of the energy firm, Brochu has diversified the firm’s energy production out from its traditional base in natural gas into renewables. She also led a rebranding (from Gaz Métro to Énergir in 2017) to better reflect the company’s diversified portfolio following acquisitions in wind and solar power. Brochu has also driven company efforts towards greater customer and employee-centricity at the firm.

Énergir CEO Sophie Brochu joins CGI’s board of directors

She began her career in the energy industry in 1987 when she joined SOQUIP (Société québécoise d'initiatives pétrolières), a former crown corporation tasked with developing the oil and gas industry in Quebec. Brochu joined Énergir in 1997 as vice president of business development.

Brochu currently sits on the board of directors at the Bank of Montreal, Bell Canada, and BCE. She holds a degree in economics from Laval University.

She is the co-founder of charity Ruelle de l’avenir, a Centraide (United Way) network agency which promotes youth development through nutritional support at schools, homework assistance, and sports and recreation. Brochu is also chair of Fondation Forces Avenir, which promotes socially conscious student projects. She is a member of the Order of Canada.

CGI added Kathy Waller to its board of directors at the end of last year. Waller, who retired as CFO at Coca-Cola in March, had spent more than 30 years at the beverage company.