Christophe Guy provides overall leadership and oversees strategic planning initiatives, as well as policy and strategy development, for research and research-creation, graduate studies and international activities. Before joining Concordia as vice-president in August 2017, he served as the chief executive officer of the Ėcole Polytechnique de Montréal, one of Canada’s largest engineering schools.
A strong advocate for technology transfer, he has participated in, or supported, the start-up and development of several Quebec-based companies that have resulted from academic research. Active in Montreal's major industrial clusters, he is the co-founder of both the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec, and the Canadian Aerospace Research and Innovation Consortium.
Christophe Guy is a member of several boards of directors, including the Quebec Consortium for Industrial Research and Innovation in Medical Technology, Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France, the Montreal Science Centre Foundation and the Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community, which he co-founded.
He is also a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a member of Order of Canada, and an officer of the Ordre national du Québec. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal.