Graduated from the Directors Education Program delivered by McGill University and Institute of Corporate Directors, Mr. Villeneuve is very much interested by governance matters and sits on many boards. He was a member of the Quebec Tax Review Commission (Commission d’examen sur la fiscalité québécoise) in 2014-2015.

In addition of being a well known Quebec business leader, he holds the respect of many business executives and directors. Mr. Villeneuve is very committed to his community and for the entrepreneurship. Here are his most recents involvements:


  • Université de Montréal, board member (since 2015) chair of the Technology and Information Committee, chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee (since 2016)
  • Corporation of Little Brothers (Petits Frères) and et Little Brothers Foundation , Chair of the boards (since 2013)
  • International Federation of Little Brothers, Board member (since 2015) and Treasurer (since 2016)
  • Aliments Ouimet – Cordon Bleu Inc., Board Member and Audit Committee member (since 2015)
  • Holding OCB Inc., President and Board Member (since 2015)
  • Strauss Foundation, Board Member, Vice-President and Treasurer, Chair of the Investment Committee and of the Audit Committee (since 2015)
  • Coop Carbone, Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee (since 2016)
  • Cancer Institute of Montreal, Board Member (since 2009), Executive Committee Member (since 2011), Chair of the Audit Committee and of the Investment Committee, Treasurer (since 2016)
  • Absolunet Inc. Advisory Committee Member (since 2015)
  • Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire, Audit Committee Member (since 2015)
  • Chair of the Pension Plan Committee of the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce (since 2017)
  • Chair of the Board of Governors of Pro-Musica (since 2011)
  • Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada), Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee (from 2008 to 2016)
  • Institute of Corporate Directors (Quebec Chapter), Honorary Member of the Board (since 2011) and also President (2007-2009) and Chair of the Board (2009-11)
  • HEC-Montréal Foundation , Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee ( 2011-2016)
  • Ninth Green at Crystal Lake Condo Association, Board Member (since 2000) and Chair of the Board (since 2015)
  • Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Board and Executive committee member (2007-2014), Chair of the Board (2012-2013), Chair of the Board of Governors (2013-2014), Board of Governors Member (since 2013) and Audit Committee Member (since 2010)
  • Member of the Board of Governors of HEC Montréal (since 2006)
  • Club Saint-Denis, Board Member (2004-2011) and Chair of the Board (2009-2011)
  • Board Member of the Canada Chamber of Commerce (2012-2013)

Fundraising activities

  • Traversée internationale du Lac Saint-Jean, Honorary President (2011)
  • HEC Montréal Foundation – Annual Fundraising Campaigns President (2002-2004)
  • Fondation Sports-Études, Annual Campaign Honorary President (2004 and 2005)
  • Sacré-Cœur of Montréal Hospital Foundation, Annual Event Honorary President (2009)
  • Fondation Ressources-Jeunesse, Honorary President of the Annual Fundraising Campaign (2009-2010)
  • Théâtre du Nouveau Monde Foundation, Annual Event Honorary President (2014)
  • On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, Annual Event Honorary President (2014)
  • Tablée des chefs, Honorary Co-president (2009 and 2010)
  • Montreal Cancer Institute, Annual Event, Fundraising Committee Member (2009 to 2016)
  • Fondation des maladies mentales, membre du comité de campagne (2007-2012)
  • University of Montréal, Major Campaign Fundraising Committee Member (2012-17)
  • Special Olympics, Annual Event Honorary Co-president (2012)
  • Cercle Entreprendre du Québec, Annual Event Honorary President (2011) and member of the Board of Governors (since 2012)
  • Portage Foundation, Annual Campaign President (2012-2014) and member of the Board of Governors (since 2014)

Deloitte Career

Deloitte has 2,400 employees located in 32 regional offices through Quebec. Mr. Villeneuve was their Quebec President from 2009 to 2015. Partner of the Firm since 1985, Mr. Villeneuve was also a Board Member of Deloitte Canada and Vice-President of Deloitte Canada for 9 years. He also sat on the Board of Deloitte Foundation from 2007 to 2014. In 2006, in recognition of his great contribution to the accounting profession and his community, M. Villeneuve was awarded the title of Fellow of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants (FCPA, FCA).

Over the years, Mr. Villeneuve served brilliantly different professional and management functions with the Firm.  He was Quebec Audit Operations Director for 9 years. He was then responsible for the Firm strategy on the role of financial certification and compliance with securities regulation for public and private companies.  He was also, for 3 years, Quebec Public Sector Leader.

He is passionate about client service and he served over the years as auditor for many significant Canadian public companies or entities such as: Hydro- Québec, City of Montréal, Logistec Corporation, Caisse de dépôt et de placements du Québec (real estate), Lassonde, Groupe Vidéotron, TVA, UAP Inc, Saputo, Port of Montreal and Teleglobe.