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Cascades appoints three new board directors


October 22, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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Cascades has appointed Mélanie Dunn, Elif Lévesque and Nelson Gentiletti to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Mélanie Dunn has over 20 years of experience in management and marketing communications. She is president and CEO of Cossette. Dunn is actively involved in various professional and community organizations and is chair of the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. She was named one of the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 most powerful women in Canada for 2018.

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Mélanie Dunn. Photo courtesy CNW Group/Cascades Inc.

Elif Lévesque has acquired over 20 years of experience in finance and management. Currently vice-president finance and chief financial officer of Osisko Gold Royalties, Lévesque also sits on the board of directors of TerraX Minerals and serves as chair of its audit committee. An accomplished manager with an excellent results-oriented track record, Lévesque was a winner in the 2018 Ace of Finance competition held by FEI Canada’s Quebec chapter.

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Elif Lévesque. Photo courtesy CNW Group/Cascades Inc.

Nelson Gentiletti comes to Cascades with over 30 years of experience in finance and strategic management. He was appointed COO and CFO at Loop Industries in January 2019, after having served as CFO and development officer of TC Transcontinental for seven years. Gentiletti is also a member of Sportscene’s board and audit committee and of the advisory board of Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. He has extensive experience in operations management, financing and business development.

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Nelson Gentiletti. Photo courtesy CNW Group/Cascades Inc.

“We are thrilled to add the experience and expertise of Mélanie Dunn, Elif Lévesque and Nelson Gentiletti,” says Alain Lemaire, executive chairman of Cascades’ board of directors. “Their values and vision will help us develop Cascades’ main strategic orientations in order to keep creating value for all our shareholders. Moreover, the presence of Ms. Lévesque and Ms. Dunn supports the increased diversity the board of directors is looking for.”