Fonds de solidarité appoints Sophie Robillard VP of Investments, Transition Assistance

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CPE News (2/8/2021) – Fonds de solidarité FTQ has appointed Sophie Robillard as Vice President (VP) of Investments, Transition Assistance.

Since joining Fonds de solidarité in March 2020, Robillard has been spearheading the creation “asthuce”, a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to supporting partner companies.

“asthuce is a dedicated team of experts from the Fonds’ various sectors who offer strategic and operational support as needed by focusing on people as a driver for change. Whether the transformation involves digitization, occupational health and safety, or employee training for Industry 4.0, workers are central to the asthuce approach. They become partners in the transitions that Québec companies have to make,” commented Robillard.

Robillard joined Fonds de solidarité from Inno-Centre where she led Digital Transformation Advisory Services implementing strategic plans for risk management, digital transformation, e-commerce solutions, and the selection of ERP management systems. Prior to Inno-Centre, Robillard held the position of VP and Chief Transformation Officer at Yellow Pages. Robillard has previously held executive position at KPMG, La COOP fédérée and Desjardins Group.

Sophie Robillard is a graduate of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Admin & Marketing.

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News Release

Sophie Robillard Appointed Vice-President, Investments, Transition Assistance, at Fonds de solidarité FTQ

The Fonds created the asthuce team to support businesses in their human, technology and energy transitions

Montréal, February 8, 2021 – Janie Béïque, Executive Vice-President, Investments, at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Alain Denis, Senior Vice-President, Investments, are pleased to announce the appointment of Sophie Robillard as Vice-President, Investments, Transition Assistance.

“In our strategic planning, we have identified human, technology and energy transitions as priority issues for Québec businesses. The pandemic has only made it more urgent to act, particularly on human and technological matters. Thanks to the expertise that Sophie brings to the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and to the new team she manages, our partner companies will have access to the resources they need to plan these essential transitions and better prepare for the future,” said Janie Béïque.

“In addition to many years of experience as an executive in charge of digital transformation at leading companies and as a partner in global consulting firm, Sophie has spent the last few years helping various Fonds partners implement their digital initiatives, plan the improvement and automation of processes related to Industry 4.0 and finally identify the required capabilities to deploy innovative business plans. Sophie understands the digital transformational challenges and the changes required in today’s economy despite the pandemic,” said Mr. Denis.

Since joining the Fonds, Sophie Robillard has been spearheading the creation “asthuce”, a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to supporting partner companies.

“asthuce is a dedicated team of experts from the Fonds’ various sectors who offer strategic and operational support as needed by focusing on people as a driver for change. Whether the transformation involves digitization, occupational health and safety, or employee training for Industry 4.0, workers are central to the asthuce approach. They become partners in the transitions that Québec companies have to make,” concluded Ms. Robillard

About the Fonds de solidarité FTQ

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ invests to build a better society by channelling the savings of its 700,000 shareholders into development and risk capital investments to help Québec transition to a green economy, to a human-centred world of work, and to a healthier society. The Fonds offers businesses unsecured financing and strategic support. With $15.6 billion in net assets as at November 30, 2020, the Fonds has supported more than 3,300 partner companies and over 220,000 jobs. To learn more, visit fondsftq.com.

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Press contact:

Patrick McQuilken
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Telework phone number: 514 703-5587
Email: pmcquilken@fondsftq.com