Director, Pôle Média-HEC Montréal

Sylvain Lafrance started working at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1978 as a journalist. In the fall 2005, the board of directors of the CBC/Radio-Canada named him executive vice-president of Radio-Canada’s French-language services and tasked him with integrating Radio-Canada’s radio, television and Internet services. He left Radio-Canada in October 2011 and became an adjunct professor at the HEC Montréal, a position he holds to this day. He is also the director of “Gestion”, a quarterly journal dealing with the broader trends in the management world.

Mr. Lafrance is a “fellow” of the Public Policy Forum of Canada and the chair of the board of directors of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

He’s also member of the Order of Canada. Member of the Order of La Pléiade, granted by the Parliamentary Assembly of la Francophonie, a chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a chevalier of the Legion of Honour of the French Republic.