Isabelle  Marcoux
Isabelle Marcoux
Chair of the Board,

Isabelle Marcoux is Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. since February 2012. She was Vice Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. from 2007 and Vice President, Corporate Development from 2004. In this latter role, she was responsible for the strategic planning process and mergers and acquisitions.

Between 1997 and 2004, Ms. Marcoux was Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as Director, Legal Affairs and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Before joining Transcontinental, she was a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

Isabelle Marcoux is a member of the boards of George Weston Limited, Rogers Communications Inc. and Power Corporation of Canada.

She is also very involved in social causes, notably with L'effet A, a Quebec initiative to propel the ambition and professional commitment of women.

Ms. Marcoux is co-chair of the 2015 Leaders Circle campaign for Centraide of Greater Montreal. She has also joined the cabinets of two major fundraising campaigns, namely for OLO Foundation and for the Young Musicians of the World Foundation. In 2013, Ms. Marcoux was Honorary Patron of the Montreal Children's Hospital Ball. In the past, she has also co-chaired a number of fundraising events, including the 2011 Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and the 2012 Lobster Lunch for the Tel-Jeunes Foundation. She has been actively involved in a number of fundraising campaigns for organizations such as the Foundation Montreal inc. and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

In 2015, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec awarded Isabelle Marcoux the Mercure Leadership Germaine-Gibara Award in the Large Business category, recognizing the exceptional contribution of a businesswoman who has demonstrated audacity and influence throughout her career and within her industry. In 2014, Ms. Marcoux was named to the prestigous list of Canada's Top 50 Business Leaders by Power & Influence magazine. In 2010 and 2012, Ms. Marcoux received the highly regarded Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ award, in the Corporate Executives category. The Top 100 is Canada's most visible award for the country's highest achieving female executives in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. In 2010, Ms. Marcoux was named Personality of the week by La Presse and Radio-Canada in recognition of an outstanding career that has earned her positions on the boards of major Canadian companies — an achievement few women can claim. In 2007, she was a recipient of Canada's Top 40 under 40™ award, a national program which honours every year 40 Canadians under 40 who have reached a significant level of success in a private corporation, in the public service or as a member of a non-profit organization.

Ms. Marcoux holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics, and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Law, both from McGill University. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1995. She is married to François Olivier and they are the parents of two children, Jeanne and Philippe.


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