Dominique Anglade – KANPE Co-Founder

Born in Montreal to politically exiled Haitian parents, Dominique Anglade lived much of her life in Quebec, but also in Ontario and in British Columbia. After the departure of the Duvaliers, she also spent three years in Haiti. This allowed her to remain aware of the responsibility incumbent upon those with the means to be actively involved in shaping a better world. But her way of seeing the world is no stranger to the education she received and to the committed values transmitted by her parents.

Dominique Anglade is very involved in community life. Over the course of the past twenty years, she has served on the board of more than fifteen organizations in addition to chairing several of them, including a student association (Polytechnique), a professional association (Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal), and a foundation (KANPE, which she also co-founded). Her contributions have been widely noted by over 25 awards such as the Desjardins Emeritas Award, given to outstanding MBA program graduates, the distinction “15 women that will move Quebec” awarded by Les Affaires magazine, and a tribute to her outstanding commitment and the significant scope of her actions from the Ministry of Relations with the citizens of Quebec. In 2011, the Quebec Order of Engineers recognized her unique contribution to the profession and in 2014, the World Economic Forum (Davos) announced the appointment of Dominique Anglade to the Young Global Leaders.

Dominique Anglade began her engineering career at Procter & Gamble 1996. In 1998, at the age of 24, she was promoted to Head of Department Operations and managed more than one hundred employees. From 2000 to 2003, she worked at Nortel Networks, specializing in strategic supply chain management and global market forecasting. In 2004, she was promoted to Director of Government and External Affairs for Nortel Networks in Quebec. From 2005 to 2012, she joined the prestigious firm McKinsey & Company where she advised managers of large companies. She developed a recognized expertise in the field of major organizational change. In 2013, she was appointed President and CEO of Montreal International, the organization responsible for attracting foreign investment, international organizations and strategic talent to Greater Montreal.

In November 2015, she became the first woman of Haitian origin elected to Quebec Parliament. The following year, she was sworn in as Minister of the Economy, Science, and Innovation; and as Minister responsible for Digital Strategy in the government of Philippe Couillard. In doing so, she became the first person of Haitian origin to hold a ministerial function in Canada. From 2017 to 2018 she was also Deputy Premier of Québec. In 2020, she became leader of the Quebec Liberal Party and of the Official Opposition in the Quebec National Assembly, a position she would hold until November 2022. Since September 2023, Dominique has been an adjunct professor and co-leader in the Sustainable Transition Office at HEC Montréal.

Dominique Anglade holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the École Polytechnique of Montreal and holds a Master of Business Administration from HEC Montreal. She is married and a mother of three.

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