François-Charles Sirois is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Telesystem, a family-owned media and technology holding, Executive Chairman of the Board of Onmobile Global, a leader in mobile entertainment and Chairman of the Board of Zone 3, one of Canada’s largest creator and producer of content.
François-Charles Sirois is also co-founder of Stingray Digital Group and has more than 20 years of experience in corporate mergers, acquisitions and venture capital.
Before joining Telesystem, Mr. Sirois started his career building start-up companies in e-commerce and mobile payment services.
Charles Sirois is a leading figure in the Canadian communications industry. Over the course of his career Mr. Sirois led BCE Mobile Communications and Teleglobe as Chairman and CEO. He also founded Telesystem International Wireless and Microcell Communications (Fido). Mr. Sirois was Chairman of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) from 2009 to 2015.
Mr. Sirois is Chairman of the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and also Chairman of Réseau Mentorat. He also sits on the board of directors of QG100 Network and Triotech.
Mr. Sirois holds five honorary doctorates and he is recipient of the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec. He was inducted into Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Sirois published two books: "The Medium and the Muse" and "Organic Management: Creating a Culture of Innovation".
Denis M. Sirois is President and CEO of Telesystem Energy since January 2017, a clean technology company which has developed the world's most efficient and reliable river hydrokinetic system producing renewable, baseload power.
Mr. Sirois also acts as Vice President - Investments of Telesystem since March 2006.
Denis has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Through the course of his career, Denis has been involved in transactions of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to large capitalisation enterprises. Mr. Sirois currently sits on the Board of Directors of Telesystem (and affiliates), Telesystem Energy, iPerceptions Inc., Opsens Inc., journal Le Devoir Inc., and Northstar Earth & Space Inc.
Chicoutimi businessman Simon Sirois grew up in Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici, on the Gaspé Peninsula, the oldest of 11 children. He was bold, forward-thinking and creative – a risk-taker with a sharp entrepreneurial mind and a keen interest in new technologies. This interest led him to found Setelco, a pioneer in paging systems, in which he sensed a huge commercial potential. In addition to this, he owned a consumer credit reporting company and a seniors’ residence and actively invested in the raw materials market.
On the home front, Simon was a family man, with three children: Charles, Claire and Josée. He and his wife, Colombe, wholeheartedly embraced the values of giving back and reaching out to others. As such, they took in Simon’s younger brother, Denis, while he was studying in Chicoutimi, at the request of their mother, for whom education was a top priority. Simon took his son, Charles, under his wing at a very young age, teaching him the ins and outs of the business world and laying the foundations for the entrepreneurial tradition that has come to be associated with the Sirois family.
Daniel Cyr has more than 30 years of experience in financial analysis and reporting as well as corporate finance, coupled with extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions and private equity investment. Before joining Telesystem, he worked with Steinberg and Coopers & Lybrand. Daniel is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.
David Bernardi has more than 30 years of experience in product development, project management and venture capital. He has headed large software development teams in Montreal and India in a multi-site, multi-schedule environment. He has provided program governance for the world’s first civilian data satellite constellation. As a consultant, he helped major telecommunications carriers re-engineer their operations. His experience also includes negotiating complex international joint-ventures, 7 years on a US public company board, and providing technical and commercial guidance to dozens of projects and start-ups. David is a board member of Averna Technologies, CENTECH, CVTCORP, Fluent.ai, Fox Group, NorthStar Earth & Space, and Telesat.
Michel Cordeau has more than 45 years of experience in corporate, securities and commercial law (mergers, acquisitions and venture capital investment funds). He has extensive experience as corporate secretary for public and private corporations. Prior to joining Telesystem in 1996, Michel was a partner with the law firm of Hickson, Martin, Blanchard. He is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Canadian Bar Association.
Josée Dumais has evolved with Telesystem since 1992 and held a variety of positions within the finance team, culminating in her appointment as Senior Director, Finance, in 2003. She also works with Pangea Agriculture Group as Senior Director of Finance. In this capacity, she oversees financial reporting, treasury management, budgeting and other administrative responsibilities. Josée started out as an external auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. She developed her financial expertise working on the audits of prominent clients from a wide range of industries. Josée is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.