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Jean-Philippe Brunet succeeds Mario Girard as Chairman of SODES

Quebec – At the close of its Annual General Meeting, the Société de développement économique du Saint-Laurent (Sodes) announced that Jean-Philippe Brunet, Executive Vice-President – Corporate Affairs and Partnerships at Ocean Group, has become the new Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Mario Girard, President and CEO of the Port of Quebec, who has been Chairman of the Board since June 2019.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and the members of Sodes, I would like to thank Mario for his dedication and leadership throughout his term as Chairman of the Board. In the course of his mandate, he has not only contributed to Sodes’ reputation and demonstrated his ability to bring people together, but he has also contributed to the influence of the Quebec maritime industry. His vision and commitment have been key drivers of success,” said Mr. Brunet.

“My team and I look forward to working with Mr Brunet as his new Chairman. He embodies the credibility, dynamism and rigour that Sodes represents. I am convinced that he will provide exemplary leadership, and I warmly congratulate him on his appointment. I would also like to thank Mario for his incredible collaboration, involvement and support over the last 5 years. In particular, I’d like to highlight his ability to bring together a diverse ecosystem and foster a collaborative spirit for the benefit of all maritime stakeholders. Thank you,” said Mathieu St-Pierre, President and CEO of Sodes.