Québec City, April 22, 2020 – At its meeting on April 21, 2020, the Board of Directors of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) elected Lise Lapierre as its new Chair. Ms. Lapierre has been a director since 2012 and served as the Vice-Chair of the Board until her nomination. She succeeds Jean-Claude Labbé, who has chaired the Board for the past year and whose third and final term as director ended in 2020.
“I intend to fulfil this important role with care, commitment, loyalty and pride in the trajectory that our organization has been taking for two decades now. At a time when COVID-19 rocks the airline industry, both domestically and internationally, I intend to work with the directors, our team and local driving forces to put Québec City’s airport in a good position to bounce back when the time comes,” stated Ms. Lapierre, who is the first woman to chair YQB’s Board of Directors.
After a career in risk capital as an associate director at Accès Capital Québec, which specialized in financing Québec businesses, Lise Lapierre has moved to corporate governance and now sits on several boards of directors. She holds FCPA, FCA and ASC designations, has more than 20 years of experience in financing and investment and has successfully closed many investment transactions for companies in a variety of sectors.
The outgoing Chair, Jean-Claude Labbé, is leaving the Board of Directors at the end of the three terms allowed by the governance rules. “As our company approaches its 20th anniversary, we can see how our airport has changed, developed and stepped fully into its role as a driver of economic development. We now have all the tools in place to shape our future,” stated Mr. Labbé, who has been on YQB’s Board of Directors since 2011. “2019 was a year of major changes for YQB, both physically and organizationally. I am proud to have helped this transition succeed. I know that our management team and Board of Directors will be able to handle the COVID-19 crisis well and continue developing YQB’s potential when the time comes.”
About Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
YQB is managed by Aéroport de Québec Inc., the private corporation responsible since November 1, 2000, for the management, operation, maintenance and development of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). More than a dozen carriers offer flights from YQB to destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, and daily flights to the main hubs in eastern North America.
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