The Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval awards her the
George-Henri Lévesque Medal for her remarkable contribution to the
energy industry in Quebec.
MONTREAL, May 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Gaz Métro President and CEO Sophie
Brochu was in Quebec City today to receive the Georges-Henri Lévesque
Medal. This honor, awarded by the Faculty of Social Sciences at
Université Laval, recognizes over 20 years of noteworthy contributions
by a Laval graduate to society, whether here in Canada or abroad. The
medal was officially presented to Ms. Brochu during the 53rd annual
conference of Société canadienne de science économique, where Ms.
Brochu was appearing as a guest speaker.
"This recognition from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université
Laval touches me deeply," said Ms. Brochu upon receiving the medal. "I
owe a great deal to my alma mater and to the professors who inspired my
actions and my thinking over the years."
The medal is named in honor of Father Georges-Henri Lévesque, a pioneer
of Quebec's Quiet Revolution and the founder, in 1938, of the School of
Social, Economic, and Political Sciences, which later became the
Faculty of Social Sciences. Other leading Quebec figures who have
received this honor over the past 20 years include Alban D'Amours,
Pauline Marois, and Jean-François Lépine.
About Sophie Brochu
Ms. Brochu graduated in economics from Université Laval in Quebec City,
where she specialized in the energy sector, and has been active in the
energy industry for over 25 years now. She began her career in 1987 as
a financial analyst with SOQUIP (Société québécoise d'initiatives
pétrolières). In 1992, she was promoted Vice President. In 1997, she
joined Gaz Métro as Vice President, Business Development. In 2005, Ms.
Brochu was appointed Executive Vice President. Since 2007, she has held
the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro. She
also sits on the boards of directors of the Bank of Montreal, Bell
Canada, and BCE Inc.
Gaz Métro at a glance
With over $5 billion in assets, Gaz Métro is a leading energy provider.
It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Quebec, where its
10,000-km underground network of pipelines serves 300 municipalities
and more than 185,000 customers. Gaz Métro is also present in Vermont,
producing electricity and distributing electricity and natural gas to
cater to the needs for some 300,000 customers. Gaz Métro is actively
involved in the development of innovative, sustainability-oriented
energy projects such as the production of wind power, the use of
natural gas as a transportation fuel and the development of biomethane
as a renewable energy source. Gaz Métro is committed to ensuring the
satisfaction of its customers, providing support to businesses, local
organizations, families and communities, and meeting the needs of its
partners (Gaz Métro inc. and Valener) and employees. www.gaz.metro.com
SOURCE: GAZ METRO
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