Nancy Lussier, President
Ms. Lussier, founding member of the CCICC, began her career in the export field, first in the maritime sector, then at Terracam, a subsidiary of the Lussier Group, specialized in the export of heavy vehicles, parts and components of transport equipment. The Lussier Group is a family-owned company with more than 450 employees, based in Quebec since 1967, and has been at the forefront of heavy-duty vehicles and new and recycled parts sales in North America. Today as Vice President of Terracam, Ms. Lussier manages all operations, contract monitoring and negotiations as well as export financing issues. Her major experience is in the Cuban market, where Terracam has been active for more than 25 years. A founding member of the CCICC, she has been its president since April 2016, and has led several trade missions with senior political and commercial leaders in Cuba and in Quebec.
Serge Bouchard, Vice President
Founding member of the CCICC, Serge Bouchard is an economist and marketing specialist in the field of industrial automation. Conference speaker and consultant in strategic marketing and communications for companies. Founder of REAI, one of the largest poles of excellence in automation and robotization in Canada.
France Dionne, Treasurer
Executive Director of the Quebec Tourism and Hotel Institute since 2016, Ms. France Dionne has a wide variety of experience, both at the government level as a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec and subsequently as Assistant Deputy Minister at the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications, and at the municipal level in the City of Quebec, at the international level in Washington and Geneva with the Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada and as a Quebec Delegate in Boston as well as in the banking sector with RBC Royal Bank.
Antoine Lajoie, Secretary
A member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), Antoine Lajoie has more than twenty years of experience in financial risk management solution for companies trading internationally. His expertise in the management of risks related to currencies, interest rates and commodities allows him to offer effective solutions to achieve profitability in each of his clients's transactions.
Determined, excellent communicator and professional, he has acquired a strong experience throughout his career at National Bank. In the performance of his duties, he was able to understand and analyze the reality of thousands of companies of different sizes and different sectors of activity. Antoine Lajoie is known for his capacity to offer a structured approach in the management of financial risks that allows him to provide his clients with a tailor-made strategy adapted to their reality.
President of Cargomax International Inc, a company in the international logistics sector since 2001, specialized in the transportation of goods in several markets including the Cuban market for 15 years.
Jorge Isaac Pérez
A founding member of the CCICC, Jorge Isaac Pérez is President and Founder of Mercaris, a trade business between Cuba and Canada. He graduated in international business from LaSalle College in Montreal.
Andrée-Claude Bérubé has recently been appointed as Associate General Counsel and Associate Corporate Secretary of Sherritt International Corporation, at the corporate office in Toronto. Prior to this role, she spent almost 3 years in Havana, Cuba as Sherritt’s Senior Legal Counsel and In-Country Representative. Her responsibilities included representing the corporate office and the business units as regards to the company’s activities in Cuba (mining, oil & gas and power), advising on Cuban political and governmental matters, managing in-country stakeholders’ relations and attending all legal matters for Sherritt’s Cuba related businesses. Until 2015, she was the Senior Legal Counsel of the Ambatovy mining project and lived for 5 years in Madagascar. Prior to Sherritt, she worked as a commercial lawyer, specialized in natural resources and environmental law, at a large pan-Canadian law firm. For several
years, she taught environmental law and risk management to master students, executives and engineers and consulted for an NGO on environmental management principles in OECD countries, FTAA negotiations, and environmental legislative and management principles. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish and in her free time, she likes to serve on international school boards.
Founding member of the CCICC, CEO of Turquí Solutions, an IT solutions company and co-founder of Obrador SENC, a cultural company dedicated to the promotion and commercialization of the creations of Cuban artists who currently has an art gallery, and a publishing house. He graduated from Central University of Las Villas, Cuba. He is interested in art and literature in the context of new technologies.
Yaikel Águila Camacho
President and co-founder of Obrador, a Canadian company created in 2011, specializing in Cuban visual arts and literature, with an art gallery and a publishing house. In 2014, Yaikel Águila created Casa Obrador in Santa Clara, Cuba. A literary publisher, she is a member of the Cuban National Register of Creators of Artwork and Applied Arts. Founder of the Vitrales Altazor group where she worked for 12 years in different techniques related to working with glass. She has completed studies in Social History of Literature and Art, Public Relations, Marketing and Negotiation, and International Relations. Having participated in various events and publications devoted to the visual arts and literature, she completed a certification (ASP) in Business Launch, offered by the Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche du Québec.
Paul Stott acquired Reuven International Ltd.(Reuven) a family poultry import and trading company in 1982. Reuven is currently active in the world poultry trade with sales of approximately 100 million dollars per annum. It is also active in Cuba.
In 1995 Reuven established a joint venture with the Food ministry (Coracan) for the production of instant food products, (drinks, puddings, jello, potatoes dispenser products etc).The joint venture was extended for a further 20 years in 2018.
Reuven also maintains a registered office in Cuba.
Mr. Jondreville develops projects in the field of air transport in Cuba. He began his business with the CCICC and has gone through all stages of business creation and market development with Cuba.
Luc Lissoir is a partner in the law firm Gowling WLG based in the Montreal Office, practising in securities and corporate and commercial law with particular emphasis on public and private securities offerings, project financing, private equity, M&A transactions and general corporate counselling.
Born in Cuba, based in Quebec since 2007, Mr. Nodarse is a mechanical engineer, and has been working in international trade since 1991. Since 2012, Mr. Nodarse is responsible for the activities with Cuba of REITER PETROLEUM.
Carlo de Benedictis
Mr. Carlo de Benedictis is Chief Representative & Country Head for Cuba at Scotiabank. He is a multilingual executive with over 20 years international experience in banking and corporate finance. He has been working at Scotiabank for over 13 years. He is based in Cuba.
Paul Colto is the Commercial Representative for Cayer Construction Inc., a company located in Ottawa, specialized in the construction sector, commercial renovation and export of construction materials from Canada to Cuba. In the last 3 years, Cayer Construction has participated in several trade missions to Cuba, and has developed business relations with Cuban companies active in the construction sector and commercialization of construction materials. In close collaboration with the company's president, Mr. Jules Cayer, Mr. Colto participated in export projects of construction materials from Canada to Cuba.