Notice of appointment at SGF - Christine Beaubien is appointed Director, Investments, Information and Communication Technologies

    MONTREAL, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre Puglièse, Senior Vice-President,
Investments, of the Technologies and Life Sciences Group, is pleased to
announce that Christine Beaubien has joined his team as Director, Investments,
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
    An entrepreneur and manager with a proven track record, Ms. Beaubien has
more than 25 years of experience in ICT, financial services, international
business, risk management and financing. She has a degree in computer science
from the Université de Sherbrooke and a Master of Business Administration from
HEC Montréal.
    Before joining SGF, Ms. Beaubien held various positions with Export
Development Canada and Bombardier Capital, where she concluded major financial
contracts with Québec exporters. More recently, as President of Versus, an ICT
services firm she co-owned, Ms. Beaubien and her team succeeded in positioning
the company as one of Canada's fastest-growing businesses. She then
successfully negotiated the sale of Versus to Fusepoint Managed Services.
Previously, Ms. Beaubien worked for the Confédération des Caisses Populaires
Desjardins, Banque Paribas in Paris and Québec's Ministère des Affaires
internationales. Ms. Beaubien is also a member of the board of directors of
the Association of Financial Women of Québec.
    In her career, Ms. Beaubien has acquired an excellent understanding of
issues related to the growth and value enhancement of companies. She
contributes significantly to the development of a company, using her three
main areas of expertise, ICT, finance and international business, while
drawing on her extensive network of contacts.

    Société générale de financement du Québec (, an industrial
and financial holding company, has a mission to carry out economic development
projects, with emphasis on the industrial sector, in co-operation with
partners and on standard profitability conditions, in accordance with the
economic development policy of the Québec government.


    Marie-Claude Lemieux,
    Senior Advisor
    Communications and Media Relations
    Tel.: (514) 876-9368
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For further information:

For further information: Marie-Claude Lemieux, Senior Advisor,
Communications and Media Relations, (514) 876-9368

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