Chantal Blouin – Quebec City
Chantal has more than 30 years of experience working earlier in her career for large accounting firms and then joining the financial function of Cascades, a public company in Quebec with international activities, both in North America and in Europe. Chantal has held several very diverse positions within the corporate finance team, being in charge of mandates such as setting up an internal audit department, ensuring risk management and controls, filing management investigation for ethics and fraud, through the preparation of complex consolidated financial statements and several annual reports for the various public companies of the group, up to the financial modelling, management and implementation of IT projects, such as consolidation software and SAP software package for the group. She has also worked at the operations level as the Finance and Administration Manager of a tissue paper manufacturing and processing plant, where she has acquired solid knowledge in cost, marketing, management of staff, process improvement and supply chain management with major customers.
Her various experiences of the last 26 years at Cascades allowed her to put into practice a positive leadership. She has led multifunctional teams, promoting honest and direct communication, good planning and rigorous follow-ups. In parallel, Chantal knows from the inside the management of an SME, having acquired a business in the transportation field and participated in its growth.
Experienced executive with a strategic vision, she can also be hands-on to advance projects since she is recognized for her very developed practical sense. Chantal obtained the CPA, CA title in 1987 when she earned a place on the UFE Honor Roll of the Quebec CPA Order.