Serge Saucier

1995 Economic Economic

Born in Montréal on July 20, 1943, Serge Saucier is a graduate of HEC Montréal. He was admitted to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1964, ranking first in Canada on the admission exams and earning the Governor General’s Gold Medal in the process. In 1984, he was made a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec. A professor at HEC Montréal from 1965 to 1978, he then moved on to the private sector.

Over the course of 20 years, he climbed the ranks of the firm Raymond Chabot Martin Paré, becoming its president in 1980. Under his management, the group experienced incredible growth and today is the largest accounting and general administration services firm in Québec, with over 1,700 professionals across Québec, Canada, the United States and Europe.

Serge Saucier is involved in educating future generations and is the chair of the Corporation de l'École des Hautes études commerciales. He was president of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, president of the International Finance and Trade Center, chairman of the Commission québécoise sur la capitalisation des entreprises, co-founder of the Regroupement en faveur du Lac Meech, deputy chairman of the board of the Société de développement industriel du Québec (S.D.I.) and board member of the Québec section of the C.D. Howe Institute.

His commitment to Québec society is not limited to his professional life; over the years he has been active with a number of organizations, including Centraide, the Quebec Cerebral Palsy Association, the Corporation des célébrations du 350e anniversaire de Montréal (1642-1992), Réussir Ensemble (the joint campaign by Université de Montréal, the École polytechnique and HEC Montréal) and the Fondation québécoise du cancer.
A recipient of the Bronze Medal from the Université de Montréal, he was awarded the McGill Management Achievement Award from McGill University in 1989, and Concordia University honoured him with its Award of Excellence in January 1991.

Serge Saucier was president and CEO at Raymond Chabot Marin Paré from 1980 to 2001, going on to become its chairman. He also chaired HEC Montréal’s board of directors from 1988 to 2000.

Appointed to the Order of Canada in 1994, he was promoted to the rank of Officer in 2001. HEC Montréal awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2000. He was named was named a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec in 1992.

Source: Ordre national du Québec