Éric Fournier was elected vice chair of the National Arts Centre Board of Trustees in March 2019 for a three-year term.
Éric Fournier is a producer and senior manager in the media, telecommunications and cultural industries, with a strong background in advertising production, business management and major project development. He has more than 20 years of experience in the general management of production and media companies, and has acquired expertise in new media across all platforms.
A realistic creator with a focus on productive results, keenly aware of strategic issues, he is known for his ability to “make a difference” and increase project visibility. A seasoned marketing executive, a visionary who can identify a product’s potential prior to launch, he stands out for his ability to effectively implement a culture of continuous improvement and bring team leadership skills. His career as an executive producer testifies to his pragmatism, the profitability of his files and projects, and his sense of client relations.
As chair of Téléféric, he acts as a creative and management consultant. A prominent producer, expert in project and brand management, he is responsible for creating and producing several projects for television, film, the Web and mobile applications. He has experience in multiplatform programming in Canada, France and the United States.
In his previous position as general manager of Videotron’s VOX channels, he was responsible for brand strategy and positioning, and financial administration and management of the content and the programming grid for all of Quebec. His efforts resulted in increased public awareness of VOX and a 98% increase in market share.
He holds the title of certified corporate director (administrateur de sociétés certifié, or ASC) from the Collège des administrateurs de société at Laval University in Québec, and has an MBA and a BA in marketing and economics from HEC Montréal.
He is currently a member of the Communications and Management Committee of the Quebec branch of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.