Services for entreprises La Fontaine de Tourny, colline Parlementaire, Québec

About POLE


Executive and administrative personnel

Chief Executive Officer
Carl Viel

Executive Secretary
Louise Roberge

Director, Finance
Yves Normand

Assistant Director, Finance
Nancy Gagnon

Accounting Officer
Vicky Roy

Lyse Saucier

Investment prospecting and promotion

POLE-QCA’s investment prospecting and promotion professionals work with a vast network of regional and international partners to attract foreign investment, including follow-up with affiliates of foreign companies operating in Quebec. Our team is responsible for developing strategies aimed at promoting the region’s benefits to potential investors and foreign workers, in addition to offering start-up support services ranging from site selection to contacts with potential financial partners. Our professionals also seek to identify market opportunities and to develop business corridors with various world regions with a view to facilitating trade and strategic alliances.

Denis Gosselin

Director, Foreign Investment Prospecting

Director, Promotion
Caroline Tremblay

Director, External Market Development
Julie Carrier

Administrative Assistant
Pascale Gagné

Growth and development of key sectors

POLE-QCA’s sector growth and development professionals maintain constant and close links with relevant companies and organizations. Each team member focuses on the development of a key sector of the regional economy. Our specialists understand companies’ needs and provide the support required to carry out business projects, drawing on our service offer as well as that of our partners.

Claude Racine

Business Development Director - Optics/Photonics and Geospace
Pierre Grenier

Project Manager - Software, Digital Arts and Interactive Entertainment
Caroline Têtu

Business Development Director - Life Sciences
Jean-Michel Garro

Business Development Director - e-health and R&D;
Yahya Baby

Business Development Director - Health Foods

Administrative Assistant
Sylvie Lafond

Economic studies and strategic watch

POLE-QCA’s economics and strategic watch professionals ensure the availability of high-quality economic information. They are also responsible for tracking developments in the regional, national and international economic and business environments and for carrying out research and analytical work aimed at identifying opportunities, shaping development strategies and defining necessary action in support of economic growth.

Denis Hardy

Senior Economist
Louis Gagnon


Director - Communications and Public Affairs
Isabelle Gilbert

Public Relations and Special Events Advisor
François Paquet

Marketing Advisor
Marie-Christine Landry

IT Technician
Nicolas Lebel

Administrative Assistant
France Dubuc

Business growth support

POLE-QCA’s business growth support professionals design initiatives that meet business needs in the areas of staffing, marketing, exports and competitiveness, focusing on innovation, financing and eco-efficiency. Our team has developed a service offer aimed at helping companies become competitive in the international arena. Related initiatives include training activities, support programs, foreign missions, financing tables and sector networking events.

Line Lagacé

Director, Technological Entrepreneurship
Isabelle Genest

Project Director, Eco-Efficiency
Léandre Saindon

Advisor, International Talent Attraction
Marie-Josée Chouinard

Project Managers, Business Growth Support
Alexandra Masson
Martine Lessard
Yves Lemétayer

Administrative Assistant
Sophie Fournier

Email us or call us at 418 681-9700 or toll-free at (877) 681-9700. Our staff will be pleased to assist you with your project needs.

Our partners

PÔLE Québec Chaudière-Appalaches

1175, Lavigerie avenue, suite 300, Quebec (Quebec), G1V 4P1
Telephone : 418-681-9700 Fax : 418-681-1535

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