Annie Veilleux

Annie Veilleux leads the Deschênes – Molson – Lesage Family Business Centre at HEC Montréal and holds an MBA from HEC Montréal. She has owned a business and held strategic positions in well-known family businesses in Quebec for fifteen years. Then, she has invested her efforts with family businesses as a strategic advisor and as the director of Lafond Gestion | Lafond Formation. During these ten years, she helped family businesses to achieve their intergenerational transition, to create governance structure, and to ensure the sustainability of their activities. She also put in place a team of advisors and experts with diverse expertise. Mrs. Veilleux sits on various boards of directors and other governance structures.

catherineCatherine S Beaucage

Catherine S. Beaucage serves as advisor at the Deschênes – Molson – Lesage – Family Business Centre. Registered in the Master in Administration (MSc) program at HEC Montréal, she is currently drafting her thesis on the preservation of the entrepreneurial spirit in family businesses spanning generations. Coming from a business family, Ms. Beaucage understands the reality and the context of family businesses.