Members of SMi’s management demonstrate their social and environmental involvement
SMi is proud to recognize the outstanding commitment of members of its management team to improve the quality of life of present and future generations through solutions developed to address the challenges that affect our communities.
Driven by the desire to increase the quality of education of young professionals, Mr. Bernard Poulin, SMi’s Founding President has joined the prestigious Board of Overseers of Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations in New Jersey. This board’s members are international leaders from different backgrounds
Mr. Poulin’s international expertise has made SMi one of Canada’s most successful and respected companies. Thanks to its founder, SMi’s international business network now spans more than 35 countries. Experienced and knowledgeable, Mr. Poulin wishes to share his knowledge and social responsibility values with the students.
“The understanding of global issues and the determination to find lasting solutions must guide future generations of diplomats. Their potential to become instigators and facilitators of positive change for the future is the reason why I want to get involved with them”, explains Mr. Poulin.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Marie-Bernard Poulin, recently appointed Vice-President of Operations, also attaches the utmost importance to education. She has joined the privileged rank of professionals that graduated from the prestigious INSEAD’s MBA program. This program enabled her to acquire in-depth skills to analyze issues in an innovative and strategic manner and she plans to use this knowledge to do her part ensuring the sustainable development and prosperity for the communities
This dedication to sustainable development is equally shared by SMi’s Vice-President, Development, Environment and Earth Sciences, Mr. Guy Fouquet. He was recently decorated with the Medal of Honour of the Quebec National Assembly for his long-standing commitment to promoting sustainable development in Quebec. In particular, he founded the Fondation Estrienne en Environnement which promotes environmental innovative projects and initiatives aimed at protecting the environment. Moreover, Mr. Fouquet is the chair of CABIE comprised of a group of companies and institutions that offer environmental services aimed at reducing our carbon footprint and building a green economy in Quebec. Mr. Guy Hardy Saint Francis’ MP for the National Assembly congratulated Mr. Fouquet for his outstanding contribution:
“There is no doubt that, without his continuing contribution and unwavering commitment, for all these years, the cause of sustainable development and ecological preservation of our living environment would not find the same voice”.
In addition, Mr. Richard Breault, SMi’s President and Chief Operating Officer, has been a member of the Board of Directors of the AIEQ (Association de l’Industrie Électrique du Québec) for the past 6 years. Thanks to his leading position and his strong stance on the importance of pursuing the development of renewable energy in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Quebec and Canada, Mr. Richard Breault encourages decision-makers and various government authorities to make rational use of Québec’s energy resources and create collective wealth.
Finally, the Government of Québec named Mr. Gérard Laganière, SMi’s Chairman of the Board, as an honorary member of the PIARC–Québec, Quebec’s national Committee of the World Road Association. He received this honour for his outstanding contribution to Quebec’s international reputation:
“A driving force behind Quebec’s road community commitment in the World Road Association, Mr. Gérard Laganière has remarkably represented Quebec to the World Road Association and contributed to the PIARC-Québec Committee’s reputation.”
Whether it is through their contribution at the local, national or international levels, the members of SMi’s management clearly demonstrate their dedication to implement solutions for the well-being of the communities.