Robillard tapped as Fonds de solidarité FTQ’s transitions VP

Fonds de solidarité FTQ has appointed Sophie Robillard as vice-president, investments, transition assistance.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ has appointed Sophie Robillard as vice-president, investments, transition assistance. In the new role, Robillard will oversee efforts to ensure Fonds’ portfolio companies have access to resources to help them plan for these transitions.

PRESS RELEASE

Montréal, February 3, 2021 – Janie Béïque, Executive Vice-President, Investments, at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Alain Denis, Senior Vice-President, Investments, are pleased to announce the appointment of Sophie Robillard as Vice-President, Investments, Transition Assistance.

“In our strategic planning, we have identified human, technology and energy transitions as priority issues for Québec businesses. The pandemic has only made it more urgent to act, particularly on human and technological matters. Thanks to the expertise that Sophie brings to the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and to the new team she manages, our partner companies will have access to the resources they need to plan these essential transitions and better prepare for the future,” said Janie Béïque.

“In addition to many years of experience as an executive in charge of digital transformation at leading companies and as a partner in global consulting firm, Sophie has spent the last few years helping various Fonds partners implement their digital initiatives, plan the improvement and automation of processes related to Industry 4.0 and finally identify the required capabilities to deploy innovative business plans. Sophie understands the digital transformational challenges and the changes required in today’s economy despite the pandemic,” said Mr. Denis.

Since joining the Fonds, Sophie Robillard has been spearheading the creation “asthuce”, a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to supporting partner companies.

“asthuce is a dedicated team of experts from the Fonds’ various sectors who offer strategic and operational support as needed by focusing on people as a driver for change. Whether the transformation involves digitization, occupational health and safety, or employee training for Industry 4.0, workers are central to the asthuce approach. They become partners in the transitions that Québec companies have to make,” concluded Ms. Robillard

About the Fonds de solidarité FTQ
The Fonds de solidarité FTQ invests to build a better society by channelling the savings of its 700,000 shareholders into development and risk capital investments to help Québec transition to a green economy, to a human-centred world of work, and to a healthier society. The Fonds offers businesses unsecured financing and strategic support. With $15.6 billion in net assets as at November 30, 2020, the Fonds has supported more than 3,300 partner companies and over 220,000 jobs. To learn more, visit fondsftq.com.