Geneviève Fortier

CEO, Promotuel Insurance and President of the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec

MA, Fellow CRHA

Geneviève Fortier has been Chief Executive Officer of Promutuel Insurance since December 2019 and is the first woman to hold this position in the company’s 170-year history. During her career, she has held a number of senior management positions in the pharmaceutical industry and, more recently, in the insurance industry.

She is widely respected for her results-driven and people-centred leadership, which has been instrumental in fuelling the growth of the Promutuel group and its Quebec-wide network of mutual insurance associations.

Ms. Fortier has considerable expertise in governance and, until her appointment as President of the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec (IQ), was a member of the boards of Lassonde, Sanimax and Germain Hotels. Prior to that, she chaired the boards of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and CHU Sainte-Justine, at a time when the provincial healthcare system was undergoing a large-scale transformation.

She is actively involved in the insurance industry, serving as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies as well as the Quebec chapter of the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

She is also deeply committed to the community and to young people. Until Ms. Fortier’s appointment at IQ, she was Chair of the Board of Directors of Forces AVENIR, which honours young people for their community engagement. She is passionate about promoting female leadership, particularly through The A Effect and FitSpirit. She also co-chaired the record-breaking 2021 fundraising campaign for Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches.

The recipient of numerous awards during her career, Ms. Fortier recently made the list of Canada’s Top 20 Dynamic CEOs. Previously, she was named one of Canada’s Top 5 Most Influential Women in Human Resources and Diversity, and was presented with the Quebec Businesswoman of the Year Award in the Large Enterprise category in 2014.

Geneviève is a CHRP Fellow and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in industrial relations from Université Laval.