MONTRÉAL, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Martine Carré, chair of the board of directors of Héma-Québec, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Fagnan, CPA, CA, as president and chief executive officer of Héma-Québec. Ms. Fagnan officially assumes her duties today.
"The board of directors and I are very pleased to welcome Nathalie Fagnan. She will have no trouble quickly immersing herself in Héma-Québec's culture to carry on the transformation of the organization," said Ms. Carré. "Ms. Fagnan has a strategic mind and a solid background in operations management and finance. She has worked for major corporations in Canada and the United States and has many accomplishments in organizational transformation to her credit. Her experience will be a major asset in achieving the ambitions of our organization and meeting the many challenges that it faces today."
Ms. Fagnan holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration from HEC and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés. She has held several executive-level positions within internationally renowned service companies and currently serves on the boards of La Presse and the Théâtre Prospero/Groupe La Veillée. Until recently, she was executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Publicis North America, a world leader in communications and consultancy services for major transformation projects.
Previously, Ms. Fagnan was vice-president and chief operating officer at the firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (RCGT), where she played a strategic role in the major transformation of the organization.
Prior to joining RCGT, she worked for more than 15 years at Publicis Canada where she held several financial management positions. In the nine years before leaving the firm, she served as executive vice-president, chief financial officer and member of the Canadian management committee.
Héma-Québec's mission is to efficiently meet the needs of the Québec population for quality blood and other biological products of human origin.
Héma-Québec encompasses 1,300 employees and nearly 225,000 blood, stem cell, mother's milk and human tissue donors, in addition to thousands of blood drive volunteers. Each year, Héma-Québec delivers some 750,000 human biological products to Québec hospitals to meet the needs of patients.
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Original text in French. In the event of a discrepancy between the English and French versions, the latter will prevail.
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