Réal Desautels

Executive Director

Réal holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a certificate in advertising. He has trained extensively at the HEC and UQAM, at the Institut de développement de produits and with private organizations.

He has worked in retail, manufacturing and distribution centres.

He has experience with a multinational, a private company as a co-shareholder, a second-generation family business, as well as a social economy cooperative company.

He has held positions as sales representative, administrative manager, marketing director, director of procurement and marketing, director of distribution, vice president of marketing, sales and business development and executive director.

He has served on more than a dozen boards of directors.

He brings a diverse range of skills, including management, governance, strategic business development and innovation.

He possesses a keen analytical mind and can quickly identify issues and business opportunities.

Réal Desautels