Marie-Claude Durand joined Hydro-Québec in 1992 as a public affairs advisor. In this capacity, she provides strategic advice on issues management, communications and public affairs to generate support for the company’s projects. In 2000, she took charge of the Investor Relations team, responsible for informing analysts and institutional investors of growth strategies as well as managing relationships with rating agencies. In 2015, she was appointed Manager – Community Relations – Island of Montreal.
Before joining Hydro-Québec, she worked in the aerospace industry in Boston, Washington, Strasbourg and Ottawa.
Marie-Claude Durand holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Montreal and a master’s degree in public affairs from Boston University. She holds a certification from the Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario in Investor Relations as well as the Canadian Securities Institute Course on Investement Management and Trading.
Particularly interested in encouraging the academic perseverance of youth, she conceived the documentary television series Les Persévérants broadcasted on ICI RDI, ICI Explora, ICI Radio-Canada and TV5 Monde in 2014.
Marie-Claude sits on the board of directors of the Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal and of the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce.