Marie-José Nadeau



Chair, World Energy Council
Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs & Secretary General, Hydro-Québec, Canada

 
Marie-Jose Nadeau, Ad.E., chairs the World Energy Council (WEC) - a global energy body representing the entire energy spectrum. Created in 1923, the WEC brings together more than 3000 organizations and 95 national committees. Elected in 2012, she is the first woman to hold that position in the organization's history. Graduated from Ottawa (Canada) University with a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Law, Ms. Nadeau is Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Secretary General of Hydro-Quebec; she has been a member of Hydro-Quebec's leadership for over 20 years. Hydro-Quebec is Canada's largest electricity producer and one of the world's leading hydropower producers, operating the most extensive transmission system in North America. Ms. Nadeau also serves on the Board of Directors of Metro Inc., a large retail publicly traded company, is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra and Vice President of the Board of Concordia University. She sits on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Advisory Board on Sustainable Energy for All.