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Laberge named chair Aéroports de Montréal


July 29, 2019
By Wings Staff
Danielle Laberge becomes chair of Aéroports de Montréal, which oversees Trudeau International Airport and the International Aerocity of Mirabel. (Photo: CNW Group/Aéroports de Montréal)

ADM Aéroports de Montréal is making leadership changes with the retirement of Normand Legault, who has served as chair of its board of directors since September 2015. Danielle Laberge, a director of the corporation for the past eight years and vice-chair of the board since the fall of 2018, effective today, succeeds Legault as chair of ADM Aéroports de Montréal (ADM).

ADM is the airport authority for the Greater Montréal area responsible for the management, operation and development of YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and the YMX International Aerocity of Mirabel.

Legault had completed his third term as chair of ADM, the maximum number of years allowed under governance rules. “Mr. Legault assumed the helm of the organization at a pivotal time in the development of ADM,” said Philippe Rainville, president and CEO of ADM. “Among others, he steered the board through the decision-making and governance process for one of the largest private infrastructure projects in Québec: The cityside development program, a project valued at $2.5 billion.”

Rainville continues to explain Laberge is taking over at a key moment for the organization, which last week began construction on the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) station at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, a $250 million project that is part of the cityside development program. The first REM metro car is expected to enter the station in 2023 when construction is complete.

“With her recognized know-how and expertise, particularly in project management and governance, she will be just the person we need to enable ADM to carry out its major upcoming projects,” said Rainville of Laberge.

Construction begins on REM station at YUL

Laberge is professor emeritus at the School of Management Studies at Université du Québec à Montréal. During her career, she has served as interim rector, vice-rector (academic life) and executive vice-rector, and vice-rector of teaching, research and creation at Université du Québec à Montréal.