Gilles J. Nolet
“Over the course of my business life, I have observed that successful organizations have a common denominator – a better than average management of their human resources.”
Gilles has been an Executive Coach since 2008 where he uses his rich and varied business experience with managers and professionals to help them develop their full potential.
Gilles has been a Corporate Director of both private and public entities. He started his career with the Bank of Montreal before joining Roynat Capital, a Canadian financial institution where he worked for 10 years, and became Vice-President for the Quebec operations.
Gilles was a major shareholder and President of Matco-Ravary Inc., a publicly-traded building materials company involved in retail as well as wholesale business, in the industrial, commercial and residential construction sectors.
Gilles then became the President of Le Commensal Inc., a manufacturer of vegetarian food sold to distribution outlets such as grocery stores, convenience stores, institutions, and franchised restaurants.
Gilles is currently a director of the Chagnon Family Trust and of the Foundation of Greater Montreal. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Convivia Inc., and of non- profit organizations such as Formetal Inc., a social reinsertion organization helping disadvantaged young people. He was a director of the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon, the largest foundation in Canada, and a member of its Audit and Investment Committees. Throughout his career, he has held directorships in several other public and private corporations.
Gilles is a graduate in Civil Engineering from the Université Laval and received an MBA in Finance from the University of British Columbia. Gilles taught finance at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montreal).