Mr. Leconte is Vice-President, Investments – Life Sciences and Funds Management with the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, which he joined in December, 2012. During his career he has held various managing positions, all related to innovation.
Mr. Leconte started his career in 1990 in France in the energy sector at the Engie (then Gaz de France) Research Division as project manager. In 1996, he joined the Canadian subsidiary of Engie and provided his expertise to Gaz Métro. In 1999, he joined the Natural Gas Technologies Centre as Commercial Director and afterwards, R&D Director. From 2004 to 2012, he was a major player in the Québec’s technology transfer arena. In 2004, he joined Gestion Univalor and then became CEO of MSBi Valorisation and in 2012, he arranged the merger with Valeo Management (now Aligo Innovation), of which he was the interim president.
Mr. Leconte holds a degree in materials engineering from Paris XIII University as well as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from UQAM-ESG. He also holds a university certification in Corporate Governance from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.