Stéphane Paquet

President and Chief Executive Officer


Stéphane Paquet was appointed Vice President, Investment Greater Montréal, in January 2016. In that capacity, he has been responsible for the team of professionals who bring in and support foreign companies in Greater Montréal.

In September 2017, Mr. Paquet’s duties expanded and he has been overseeing the attraction and retention of international organizations in his newly created position as Vice President, Foreign Investments & International Organizations.

Since January 2020, Stéphane Paquet is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Montréal International.

Before joining Montréal International, Mr. Paquet was appointed Québec Delegate General in London for two years.

From 1991 to 2001, he worked as a reporter, copy editor and assignment editor for broadcasting company Radio-Canada. He then switched to print, working at first for the daily Le Soleil in Québec City and then La Presse in Montréal. While at La Presse, he was in charge of the newspaper’s Business section for two years and also coordinated the internship program for young journalists.

He became Deputy Editor and Editor in Chief of Les Affaires Group in September 2010. As such, he was in charge of the Les Affaires newspaper, A+ personal finance magazine and website in addition to actively participating in strategic discussions concerning the entire Group.

A recipient of a fellowship in the Young Leaders Program of the U.S. State Department, Stéphane Paquet has a Graduate Diploma in World Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Communications from Université du Québec à Montréal. He was also a lecturer at Université de Montréal and at the University of Regina.

Mr. Paquet and his partner are fathers of two children.