Richard Bélanger

Lead Independent Director
Richard Bélanger

Richard Bélanger is a chartered professional accountant since 1980 (a fellow since 2004) and was awarded the Prix Émérite in 2004 by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and administrative science from Laval University (1981). Mr. Bélanger also serves as chairman of the audit committee since 2006 (member since 2003), as a member of the risk management committee (2006), and as director on the board of the Laurentian Bank of Canada (2003). Since August 2012, he has served as a director and a member of the audit committee of Optosecurity Inc., a private company. From 1997 to 2012, he served as a member of the audit committee and director of Stella-Jones Inc. From 2005 to 2008, he was chairman of the board and chairman of the audit committee of Theseus Capital Inc. a capital pool corporation. From 1982 to 1992 Mr. Bélanger was associate-director and a founder of Bélanger, Girard, Lavoie, Mooney (BGLM), a partnership of chartered accountants. He was also co-chairman of the Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance from 2001 to 2004, co-chairman of the International Trade Committee from 1999 to 2004, chairman of the Quebec Forest Industry Council in 1997 and 1998 and chairman of Forintek Canada Corporation from 2001 to 2003.


Mr. Bélanger has more than 30 years of experience in business development, financing and business management. Since 1993, he has been the President of Toryvel Group Inc., an investment firm of which he is the co-owner and has been the President of Doryfor Inc. since 2004. Since January 2012, Mr. Bélanger has been involved in aviation as President of Terminal Executif de Quebec. From 1996 to 2003, he was the president and chief executive officer of Daaquam Lumber Inc.