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WSP Global Inc (WSP.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christopher Cole

71 2013 Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Alexandre L'Heureux

45 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bruno Roy

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Brain

2019 President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP in Canada

Gregory Kelly

2017 President and Chief Executive Officer - U.S. and Latin America

John Murphy

2014 President and Chief Executive Officer - Europe, Middle East, India and Africa

Guy Templeton

2017 President and Chief Executive - Australia and New Zealand

Paul Dollin

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Ivy Kong

2019 Managing Director of WSP in Asia

Andre-Martin Bouchard

2019 Global Director, Environment

Linda Galipeau

55 2018 Director

Pierre Shoiry

60 2016 Director

Louis-Philippe Carriere

57 2017 Independent Director

Birgit Noergaard

60 2013 Independent Director

Suzanne Rancourt

59 2016 Independent Director

Isabelle Adjahi

2017 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations and Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Christopher Cole

Mr. Christopher Cole has been re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of WSP Global Inc., with effective from July 1, 2013. He has over 40 years of experience in the engineering and consulting services fields. He started his career as an engineer working for a major contracting and subsequently consultancy business. He joined WSP as a partner at its inception, becoming Managing Director in 1987 and Chief Executive in 2001. Under his leadership, WSP was the first engineering consultant firm to become a fully listed public company (in 1990), growing organically and through acquisition from a single-discipline U.K. consultant firm of 200 people to a 9,000-strong multi-disciplinary global player with two-thirds of its business outside the U.K., prior to the historic 2012 merger with GENIVAR, which in 2014 was renamed WSP Global Inc. Since March 2007, he has been non-executive Chairman of Ashtead Group plc, since 2013 Senior Non-Executive Director of Infinis Energy plc, and in 2014 became Non-Executive Chairman of Applus+ RTD.

Alexandre L'Heureux

Mr. Alexandre J. L'Heureux, CA, CFA, has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective October 31, 2016. He was Chief Financial Officer of WSP Global Inc. He has finance background with international experience gained over 13 years in senior finance positions in the investment, life and science industries, as well as in consulting services. Mr. L'Heureux holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Accounting, as well as a minor in Economics from the University of Quebec in Montreal. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the CFA Institute.

Bruno Roy

Mr. Bruno Roy has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective October 31, 2016. Bruno Roy is the Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed in October 2016 and joined from McKinsey & Company, where he was a Senior Partner in the Hong Kong office and Co-Leader of the Private Equity Service Line in the Asia Pacific region. Alongside his work with investors, Bruno Roy also advised Fortune 500 companies on strategy, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and post-merger management. He joined McKinsey in Montreal in 1999 and worked in Greater China from 2009 until his appointment as CFO of WSP in 2016, including five years in Beijing, where he was in charge of the office. Mr. Roy also served on McKinsey’s Global Partner Review Committee. Bruno Roy holds an MBA from the London Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Laval University in Quebec. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked for Schroders in London and AXA in Montreal. He is a co-founder and advisory council member of the Banff Forum, one of Canada’s leading public policy platforms. He is a Board member of the Foundation of the Montreal Heart Institute, one of the largest cardiology institutes in the world.

Ryan Brain

Mr. Ryan Brain is President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP in Canada of the Company. Ryan Brain has over 20 years experience in the professional service industry, mainly at Deloitte, one of the largest global professional services firms. Known for his leadership, he has in depth experience and understanding of professional services business models, as well as unparalleled client service. He is also well acquainted in areas such as market and corporate strategy, M&A due diligence and integration. He has worked with various stakeholders and clients across the private and public sectors and led several complex and high-profile projects across various industries, with a focus on consumer business industries. Mr. Brain is a Certified Management Consultant and has a Master of Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.

Gregory Kelly

Mr. Gregory Kelly is President and Chief Executive Officer - U.S. and Latin America of the Company. Previously he was served as President and Chief Executive Officer - United States, South America and the Caribbean of the company since November 5, 2014. Gregory A. Kelly directs WSP operations and strategy in the United States, across diverse end markets, including advisory, energy, property and buildings, transportation and infrastructure as well as water and environment. He has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering services industry, encompassing expertise in executive management, engineering, project management and construction. Mr. Kelly was previously Global Chief Operating Officer for Parsons Brinckerhoff. An established leader in the infrastructure services industry, Mr. Kelly frequently speaks on engineering and construction issues and participates on the executive boards of many leading industry organizations. He serves as Chairman of the Design Professional’s Coalition, an organization consisting of CEOs of leading design and engineering companies, and a member of the Construction Industry Roundtable. He was also elected to the National Academy of Construction and The Moles, which recognize leaders in engineering and heavy construction in the U.S. Mr. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University and a Master of Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in several states.

John Murphy

Mr. John A. Murphy was President and Chief Executive Officer - Europe, Middle East, India and Africa of the Company. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer, Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Guy Templeton

Mr. Guy Templeton is President and Chief Executive - Australia and New Zealand of the Company. Previously he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific, Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Paul Dollin

Mr. Paul Dollin, Ph.D., is appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective from May 26, 2014. Paul is a chartered engineer and has a PhD in material science which led to an early career in the nuclear power industry working for British Energy. In 1999, after a short break from the nuclear industry working in the financial services sector, Paul joined Atkins, the engineering consultant, where he held numerous roles leading businesses focused on the Energy and broader Design and Engineering markets. Paul joined WSP Group PLC in 2010 as a main Board Director with responsibility for all operations in the UK, Middle East, Africa and India. Paul has held the role of Chief Operating Officer for WSP since 2014 with responsibility for day-to-day operations worldwide.

Ivy Kong

Ms. Ivy Hoi Yan Kong is Managing Director of WSP in Asia of the Company. Ivy Kong, known for being a dynamic leader with a result-driven approach, has approximately 20 years experience in the professional services industry, most recently with AECOM in Asia, where she held management responsibilities. She is well known for her expertise in the infrastructure sector, where she has a strong track record of winning and delivering large projects. Ms. Kong holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering from the Hong Kong's University of Science and Technology.

Andre-Martin Bouchard

Mr. Andre-Martin Bouchard is Global Director, Environment of the Company. Andre-Martin Bouchard has approximately 25 years experience in the environmental industry. Since joining WSP in 2006, Mr. Bouchard has played a key role in growing the Canadian Environment sector to a Top 3 position. Over the years, he held various positions in Canada, serving most recently as Executive Vice President Environment and being a member of the Canadian Leadership Team. Before joining WSP, Mr. Bouchard was the Founder and CEO of Strate Environment. In the 1990s Mr. Bouchard held different positions in the hazardous waste and contaminated land Industry. Mr. Bouchard is a Professional Environmental Engineer who holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering, option Environment, from Polytechnique Montreal.

Linda Galipeau

Ms. Linda Galipeau is Director of the Company. Linda Galipeau joined Randstad in 1995 and has been a member of their Executive Board since 2012. Over the years, Linda held various positions both in the United States and Canada, where she launched Randstad's Canadian operation and grew it into one of the country's leading HR services firms. She successfully integrated various acquisitions in the United States, including Vedior and SFN Group. Linda is also responsible for Randstad's digital businesses, Monster and Risesmart, as well as the Randstad Innovation Fund, which invests in early stage technology companies, helping to bring new HR technology advancements to the marketplace.

Pierre Shoiry

Mr. Pierre Shoiry serves as Director of the Company. He was President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director of WSP Global Inc. He has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering services industry. He began his career in 1980 with a major engineering services firm in Quebec. Employed by the Corporation since 1989, he was previously Senior Associate Engineer in Municipal Infrastructure and Vice-President of Business Development. He has been President of the Corporation since 1995. Mr. Shoiry is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec since 1980. From 2002 to 2003, he was Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada and actively participated in promoting the engineering services industry in Canada and abroad. He was also President of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec from 1998 to 1999. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in applied science with a major in civil engineering, as well as a Master’s degree in applied science, from Laval University. He is currently a Director of 5N Plus Inc.

Louis-Philippe Carriere

Mr. Louis-Philippe Carriere, FCPA, FCA, is Independent Director of the Company. Louis-Philippe Carriere acts as senior advisor for Saputo Inc. and was elected to their board of directors on August 1, 2017 following his retirement as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary the same day, a position he held since 1997. From 1986 to 1996, he held various management positions in finance and administration within Saputo Inc. His responsibilities over the years have included oversight of various functions such as accounting, internal audit, taxation, legal, financing and information technology, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Carriere holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the Ecole des hautes etudes commerciales of Montreal and has been a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agrees du Quebec since 1985. He was also appointed Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agrees du Quebec (Quebec CPA Order) in 2007.

Birgit Noergaard

Ms. Birgit Noergaard is Independent Director of WSP Global Inc. She is a professional board member with extensive experience in consulting and management. Ms. Nørgaard was CEO of Grontmij | Carl Bro A/S, as well as COO of Grontmij N.V., Europe’s third largest engineering consultancy, from 2006 to 2010. From 2003 to 2006, she was CEO of the Carl Bro Group A/S and Executive Director from 2001-2003. She has previously been a consultant at McKinsey from 1984 to 1990 and has held executive positions at Danisco (1990-2000) and TDC Mobile International (2000-2001). Ms. Nørgaard has held several board positions since 1994. Since 2010, Ms. Nørgaard is a full time director for various public and private entities, including companies in the engineering business. She is currently a director of Lindlab International AB (until April 27, 2015), IMI Plc., Kvaerner ASA, Cobham Plc., DSV A/S and Danish Growth Capital. Ms. Nørgaard is also currently vice-chairman of the board of NNE Pharmaplan A/S and the State’s IT Project Council. She has a MSc. from the Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from INSEAD, a well-known international business school.

Suzanne Rancourt

Ms. Suzanne Rancourt is Independent Director of the Company. Suzanne Rancourt was Vice-President, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risks at CGI Group Inc. from 2006 until her retirement in January 2016. Starting in 1985, Ms. Rancourt held a number of positions and functions within CGI specifically in IT projects, business development, business transformation, as well as major mergers and acquisitions . From 2006 to 2016, she developed and led with great success the internal audit and enterprise risks function within CGI. Prior to her time at CGI, Ms. Rancourt worked in the distribution, retail and finance sectors and implemented B2B projects. Ms. Rancourt has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is a member of l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA, CGA). She also holds an ICD.D designation, granted as part of McGill University’s IAS-Rotman Directors Education Program. Ms. Rancourt currently sits on the Board of Directors of Forces Avenir and Muscular Dystrophy Canada and is a member of the nominating and governance committee at Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Isabelle Adjahi

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