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Québec: Leading the Race for a Smart and Global Economy
Québec’s Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, Dominique Anglade, is a dynamic force in the creation of economic growth initiatives, thereby helping to make Québec a leader in highly competitive knowledge sectors. Recent data have confirmed this: in 2016, 42 percent of Canada’s total job growth happened in Québec. Of the 85,400 full time jobs added, many were in smart sectors such as digital entertainment, virtual reality technologies, genomics, and artificial intelligence.
With the recent release of Québec’s two new strategies one for Research and Innovation and the other for the Life Science and in addition to its upcoming Digital Strategy, Québec is taking definitive steps to stand at the forefront of the global smart economy.
Minister Anglade looks forward to sharing Québec’s new economic vision, and to furthering the creation of exciting new business opportunities.
Born in Montréal in 1974, Dominique Anglade is a businesswoman and politician.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the École polytechnique de Montréal and a Master’s in Business Administration, MBA, from HEC Montréal, she began her career as an engineer in 1996 at Procter and Gamble. Two years later, at the age of 24, Ms. Anglade was promoted head of a production branch in which she managed more than 100 employees.
From 2000 to 2003, she was employed by Nortel Networks, which gave her the opportunity to specialize in the strategic management of the supply chain and global market forecasts. In 2004, she became the company’s Québec Director of Public and External Affairs. From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Anglade was part of the McKinsey and Company firm, where she acquired renowned expertise in the area of major transformations within organizations.
Until recently, she was President and CEO of Montréal International, an organization focused on attracting foreign investments, international organizations, and strategic talent to the Greater Montréal area.
Over the past 20 years, tribute has often been paid to the community involvement of this mother of three children. She has sat on the boards of some 15 organizations, including Centraide and the CHU Sainte Justine Foundation, and chaired several of them. Ms. Anglade also cofounded KANPE, a foundation that provides support for vulnerable Haitian families to help them achieve financial autonomy.
Over the course of her career, she has received more than 25 awards, including the Desjardins Emeritas Award, given to outstanding MBA program graduates. The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec recognized her unique contribution to the profession through her high level of community engagement.