MONTREAL, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - HEC Montréal is pleased to
announce a new Chair in Energy Sector Management, to be held by
Professor Pierre-Olivier Pineau, a renowned expert on energy policy.
The Chair has been made possible thanks to the support of a number of
business partners, which will each be contributing $100,000 over five
years. They are BMO Financial Group, Boralex, Enbridge, Gaz Métro,
Golder Associés, McCarthy Tétrault, Pétrolia, PwC and Valero.
The Chair in Energy Sector Management will be dedicated to advancing
knowledge relating to energy issues, with the goal of optimizing energy
systems and ensuring that we have adequate energy sources to meet our
"In today's context of sustainable development, making the right
energy-related decisions means that we must look at the issues from
various angles: political, economic, financial, regulatory,
technological, environmental, social and legal," says Director Michel
Patry. "HEC Montréal is proud to play an important role in advancing
our understanding and analysis of this crucial issue. The School is
also pleased with this support from the Chair's partners. It is by
joining forces and taking action in this way that we will able to come
up with original solutions."
The Chair intends to publish scientific articles and thematic reference
documents, and organize symposia as well as seminars. Professor Pineau
also plans to continue actively contributing to public debates, in
particular by giving lectures, commenting in the media and adapting
scientific topics for lay audiences.
The Chair, which will soon create an advisory committee, will focus on
three main themes:
Understanding energy systems and global issues;
Studying the dynamics of the transportation, building and industry
sectors, all of which account for a significant proportion of global
Studying the organization and regulation of the different energy
sectors. Researchers will examine the way governments, business and
civil society shape trends in energy pricing and government regulation.
Professor Pineau, who is with the Department of Management Sciences,
holds a PhD in Administration from HEC Montréal. He is a prolific
author, interested primarily in public policy in the different energy
sectors and, in particular, in the electricity sector. His work covers
investment models, institutional reforms and market integration, among
About HEC Montréal
A world-class French-language business school with an emphasis on
multilingual teaching, HEC Montréal has over 12,000 students and trains
more than 7,000 executives and managers from all industries every year.
The School holds numerous accreditations and offers some 40 academic
programs at all levels of university education. With 264 professors and
researchers trained at the world's most prestigious universities, HEC
Montréal boasts cutting-edge management teaching and research. Some
fifty research units, including 25 chairs—7 of them Canada Research
Chairs—give the School its reputation for innovation, attracting
students from close to 140 countries. HEC Montréal was Canada's first
business school and has trained over 71,000 students in all fields of
management since its founding in 1907.
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