Claudine Bouchard was appointed Vice President – Distribution System at Hydro-Québec Distribution in September 2017. In this capacity, she oversees the operation and evolution of Hydro-Québec's distribution grid, which serves 4.3 million customers located throughout the province. She heads a staff of over 3,500 employees and manages more than $8 billion in assets.
A seasoned manager, Ms. Bouchard has over 20 years' experience at Hydro-Québec, where she worked in wide-ranging fields including communications, community relations, governance and operations. Over the course of her career, she successfully carried out several strategic mandates and brought about major transformations in the company's processes and corporate culture.
Ms. Bouchard holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership from York University. She also completed a business negotiations program at Harvard University.