Cofounder and Executive Chairman of the Board
Kingsey Falls (Québec) Canada
Director since 1967
One of the founders of Cascades, Mr. Lemaire is Executive Chair of the Board of the Corporation. He held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to May 2013. He was Executive Vice-President of the Corporation from 1992 to 2004 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Norampac Inc., from 1998 to 2004. A former student of the Institut des pâtes et papiers de Trois-Rivières (Québec), he holds an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke (Québec). He received an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville (Québec) in 2013, and Doctorat Honoris Causa d’Université from Université Laval (Québec) in 2017. Mr. Lemaire is an Officer of the Order of Canada and was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec in 2015.