André Besner is Chief Environment and Sustainable Development | Corporate Affairs at Hydro-Quebec since 2010. He is responsible for the governance and performance of the global business environment and sustainable development and publication of the Sustainability annual Report. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Action Plan of the corporation.
Previously, he held the positions of researcher and project manager at the Research Institute of Hydro- Quebec (IREQ) before being appointed, in 2005, as Chief Environment Institute and Head of the Department of Science materials.
Mr. Besner holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Montreal and a double degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the School of Management Sciences at UQAM and University of Paris- Dauphine.