For his visionary leadership and charitable activities
Éric Martel became President and CEO of Hydro-Québec in 2015. In this role he ensures that the company continues to meet the expectations of its customers and shareholders while maximizing its contribution to the global energy transition.
Before joining Hydro-Québec, Martel worked for such multinational companies as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and Bombardier, where he held a series of leadership roles.
Martel chairs the World Economic Forum’s Electricity Industry community and is among the stewards leading the organisation’s initiative to shape the future of energy. He also sits on the board of the Global Sustainable Energy Partnership.
An engineer by training, he was appointed honorary president of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec’s Soirée de l’excellence en genie 2019. After 20 years of involvement with Centraide of Greater Montreal, Martel will co-chair the 2019 campaign.