Anik Trudel was elected by her peers as Chair of the Board of Directors of Montreal Port Authority (MPA). Her appointment took effect following MPA’s annual meeting held on May 13. She succeeds Michel Lessard, who is retiring after nine years of loyal service, the maximum allowed under the Canada Marine Act. He chaired the Board for seven of those years.

Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of MPA, warmly thanked the outgoing Chair: “Mr. Michel Lessard has been backing me for seven years. He truly shares our vision of positioning at the Port of Montreal, and he helped us achieve it. Thank you, Mr. Lessard!”

Anik Trudel has been a Board member since 2008. Ms. Trudel is Senior VP and General Manager at Citoyen Optimum, a Quebec-based public relations firm founded in 1981, with offices in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Vancouver and, through its international network, in the United States and Europe.

In addition, Marie-Claude Boisvert, a Board member since 2014, was elected Vice-Chair. Ms. Boisvert is Chief Operating Officer, Desjardins Business Capital régional et coopératif.