About us


The steering committee is composed of an experienced management team, leading the corporate teams and business units.


Paul Raymond


A Computer Engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada and member of the OIQ (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec) and Institute of Corporate Directors, Paul Raymond has more than 30 years of experience in the business world. Before becoming President and CEO of Alithya in 2011, this visionary held several key positions in major information technology firms as well as the Canadian Armed Forces. He has travelled to and lived in many parts of Europe and North America while in these functions. He has vast operational expertise and is guided by human values, which he shares with his teams. In addition to overseeing organizational development and accelerated growth, Paul is responsible for the company’s operations and ensures its presence both in Canada and abroad.

Understanding his good fortune, he feels it is important to give back to the community. The staunch advocate of social responsibility encourages members in every sector of Alithya to embrace social causes. He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Quebec chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and also makes time for several other foundations and organizations.


Claude Rousseau


After 28 years with a national telecommunications giant, where he held a series of key executive positions, Claude Rousseau joined the Quebec Remparts, the city’s junior hockey franchise, in 2008. He served as team manager until December 2012, in addition to advising executive management at TELUS Quebec. Recognized for his operational expertise, Mr. Rousseau is also known for his negotiation skills, his diplomacy and the strength of his network. He joined Alithya in January 2015, first as Senior Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, then as Chief Operating Officer. His strong background in information technology and his leadership allowed him to reach the rank of chief for all business units of Alithya. Mr. Rousseau leads the offices in Quebec, Canada and internationally.

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Mathieu Lupien


Graduated in Commerce from the University of Ottawa, Mathieu Lupien has a strong experience of 25 years in companies operating in diversified industries, both in Canada and internationally. With a solid financial expertise, M. Lupien worked as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LG-Ericsson Inc. He also contributed to the Oracle GL implementation in Guyancourt, France and worked for Optical Long Haut Finance in Boca Raton, Florida. Until recently, he served as CFO of Canadian Steamship Lines Group (CSL). His experience and knowledge of the national and international market will contribute to the execution of Alithya’s strategic plan. M. Lupien holds the position of Chief Financial Officer.


Robert Lamarre


As a Computer Engineering graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, Robert Lamarre has 28 years of experience in the IT sector. Prior to joining Alithya, he spent much of his career at CGI, where he rose through the ranks to hold a number of management positions. He delivered projects in both languages across Canada and the United States. Mr. Lamarre is results oriented and has a passion for problem-solving and coming up with solutions when time is of the essence. With a strong aversion to the status quo, he pushes ahead with his projects to achieve their objectives. His decision-making skills and his high level of involvement with work teams translate to a leadership based on attentiveness and an understanding of those he works with. His role at Alithya is to ensure a steady flow of new hires to meet clients requirements. His keen interest in amateur sports has led him to chair the Board of Directors for Baseball Richelieu-Yamaska, a not-for-profit that supports youth athletic development. Mr. Lamarre has been Senior Vice President, Hiring Solutions, since April 2016.


Pascale Rollet


A qualified manager with 35 years of IT experience, including 25 years with consulting firms, Pascale Rollet has proven again and again her business acumen and experience in operational management. She helped develop the skill profile for every IT position at CGI while serving as the firm’s Vice President, Electronic Affairs. She has also made a name for herself in planning, organizing and developing corporate strategies. Ms. Rollet is Senior Vice President, Human Capital. Since April 2011, her role on the executive team has been to take advantage of the programs in her business unit that align with the firm’s to ensure that Alithya is recognized as a top Canadian employer.


Nigel Fonseca


Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) Chemical Engineering, Nigel has a solid track record in information technology and nuclear energy. Over the past decades, he made his mark by assuming high-level positions in these business sectors. He worked as Vice President Engineering of Systemware Innovation Corporation (SWI) and in particular, ensured SWI’s adherence to sound engineering practices and design integrity principles. He then held the position of Chief Executive Officer for this same company. Nigel’s great leadership skills and large expertise have made him a respected leader. Since Alithya acquired the Toronto-based firm SWI in April 2017, Mr. Fonseca holds the position of Vice-President, Ontario and Western Canada.


Margot Loren


Graduated from the University of Toronto in astrophysics, Margot Loren also holds a RMP certification from the Project Management Institute. This high-level manager has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology field. She has contributed to the success of innovative projects and software development, while accompanying the teams under her leadership for these projects implementation. Her relationship skills helped her achieve consensus among diverse stakeholder groups and provide a high-quality customer service throughout her career. Margot served as the Chief Executive Officer of Halcyon Monitoring Solutions, before joining Systemware Innovation Corporation (SWI) a second time from 2010 to 2017. During this mandate she successfully held the position of Chief Operating Officer. Since Alithya acquired the Toronto-based firm SWI in April 2017, Margot holds the position of Vice-President Operations, Ontario.


Franck Benhamou


After earning a degree in Computer Science from Université de Nice, Franck Benhamou went on to spend many years in IT and development. After putting in time in key positions with major companies and heading large business units, his entrepreneurial spirit prompted him to start his own business delivering customized IT services. Mr. Benhamou, as Vice President and CEO for Alithya Consulting France, is responsible for managing the firm’s French subsidiary, which has four offices across the Atlantic: Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Sophia Antipolis and Toulouse. Mr. Benhamou joined the firm in November 2003 after Alithya acquired the French firm Zinnia.


Renée Normand


This seasoned manager has a solid background in the field of information and communications technologies (ICT). Over the course of her 30-year career, Renée Normand has held a range of key roles in the private and public sectors, serving as advisor, manager and strategic planner. At TELUS, she was General Manager, IT Services, for the Quebec City office. Her areas of expertise include IT infrastructure integration, business architecture and IT architecture. She joined the firm after the Alithya–TELUS transaction and has been Regional Vice President – Quebec City, Alithya Technology, since February 2015. Ms. Normand is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Club de golf Royal Québec.


Eric Banville


Eric Banville graduated from Université Laval in 1986 with a degree in Business Computing and has since earned his PMP certification. He has over 30 years of experience in the consulting business, specializing in IT and project management. As the executive responsible for business relationships and for the Alythia client experience in the banking and financial sectors, his work involves close cooperation with Desjardins. Known for his ability to deliver projects with a people-based management approach, he maintains exceptional ties with clients. Mr. Banville has been with Alithya (formerly CIA) since March 1997. He began as Director, Consulting, in Quebec City, then went on to become Regional Vice President for Montréal (4 years) and for Paris (2 years). Mr. Banville holds the position of Vice President, Banking and Financial Sectors.

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Michel Richard


A graduate of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in Business Computing, Michel Richard has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian Armed the Forces and with major IT companies. As a seasoned manager, he applies his integrity and strategic vision to innovation and the creation of projects that meet client needs.  He is known for establishing long-term relationships based on trust with colleagues and clients alike. In addition to mentoring start-ups working with the business incubator at École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Mr. Richard is also involved with a number of charities, including Make-a-Wish / Fais-Un-Vœu Québec and Mira.  Michel Richard is Vice President, Strategic alliances. Since January 2017, he has been responsible for strategic alliances.

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Marie-Josée Rivard


With a degree in communications and in history teaching, Marie-Josée Rivard has over 15 years experience as a manager in the media sector, with ad agencies and, more recently, with a telecommunications giant. Before holding management positions in the communications and marketing industry, she worked in both print and television, at times simultaneously, as columnist, journalist, host, creator and producer. Her achievements include developing REZO and XPLORE and writing for both magazines before going over to Sid Lee, where she was Head of Content and Development for its subsidiary, Jimmy Lee. She spent the past few years at telecommunications leader TELUS. Her initial responsibilities were to oversee the Génération INC. program. She then served as Director, Development, for TELUS Ventures. Ms. Rivard has been Director, Communications and Marketing, since May 2016.

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Brian Nolan


Brian Nolan holds an Engineering degree from the University of Ottawa, in addition to his PMP certification, and has spent 17 years in the IT industry. He joined Alithya in 2008 after holding several senior management positions in the private and public sectors.   He is responsible for the Ottawa–Gatineau region and for a national telecom client operating in Ottawa, Toronto and Western Canada. His work focuses on understanding client needs and achieving objectives for every project delivered. Mr. Nolan has been Alithya’s Director, Consulting, since 2008.