Board of Administrators

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.

Israël Turgeon

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

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.

Ariel Pérez

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.

Carmen F. Berrocal

Mrs. Berrocal was born in Peru and grew up and studied in France before starting an Import / Export company in Cuba. Bekar Import Export SRL exports Cuban products from the health industry mainly to Peru since 1989, and imports products to Cuba mainly for the tourism industry. Involved in various projects in Cuba with the Ministry of Tourism in particular, Ms. Berrocal has a very good knowledge of the Cuban market and the different structures necessary to explore business opportunities with Cuba.

Paul Stott

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.

Frédéric Jondreville

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.

Gabrielle Lebeau

In charge for communication and business development in Cuba, trilingual, she has developed close relationships with Cuban entities such as MINTUR, MINCEX, MICONS, MITRANS, etc.

Octavio Nodarse

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.

France Tenaille

Based in Toronto, Mrs Tenaille is a lawyer and partner in Gowling WLG, member of the Business Law and Energy, Infrastructure, and Mining groups, and leader of the firm’s Latin America group.

Alain Baguet

Alain Baguet is the founding president of Imdica, a company that distributes, repairs and sells new and refurbished consumables, parts and machines in the field of printing.