Women in Canadian Manufacturing

Montreal Port Authority appoints Nathalie Pilon as new Chair of the Board of Directors

March 15, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing
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Nathalie Pilon, Chair of the Board of Directors of the MPA (CNW Group/Administration portuaire de Montréal)

MONTREAL — The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) announces the appointment of Nathalie Pilon as Chair of the Board of Directors. Ms. Pilon has been a member of the MPA Board of Directors since 2017, when she was appointed by the Government of Canada on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport.

Nathalie Pilon was President of ABB in Canada, member of the Executive Board of ABB Americas and President of Thomas & Betts Canada, where she had been with the company since 1996 as Vice President of Finance and Information Technology. Ms. Pilon has experience in the construction and electrification industry and an ability to bring people and technology together to stimulate Canada’s innovation ecosystem.

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011 by the Women’s Executive Network, Ms. Pilon received the Leadership Award from the Association of Québec Women in Finance (AFFQ) in 2015, and in 2018, an honorary doctorate from Concordia University for her innovation in business. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montreal, is a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (FCPA), and is a board member of HEC Montreal, CSA Group, Nouveau Monde Graphite, Kinova and Lassonde.

“On behalf of the MPA, I am very pleased to welcome Nathalie Pilon as Chair of the Board of Directors, and to continue with her the work we have begun to implement our vision, our mission and our development. She can count on our team’s full cooperation,” said Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the MPA. “I heartily thank outgoing chair Marie-Claude Boisvert, who is staying on as a member of the Board of Directors and will remain active on the Governance and Human Resources Committee and the Audit Committee.”