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Philippe Schnobb, Chairman of the Board

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Philippe Schnobb is an enthusiastic user of public and active transport. Bus, metro, bike, taxi… he knows the many different integrated mobility combinations very well.

As a Radio-Canada journalist for 27 years, he often covered issues related to public transit. His reports as municipal affairs editor as well as his various feature stories often gave television viewers greater insight into the way the STM operates. He also authored a book titled Faire-part pour mariages forcés and published by Lanctôt in 2001, around the time of the municipal mergers.

In 2013, he travelled to Curitiba in Brazil to meet with Jaime Lerner, the father of the Bus Rapid Transit system. This encounter with a public transportation visionary is in large part what inspired Mr. Schnobb to join the public sector.

Over the course of his professional life, which led him to work at several regional Radio-Canada stations, he pursued studies in history and communications at the University of Ottawa, the Faculté Saint-Jean in Edmonton and UQAM. He was secretary-treasurer and member of the executive committee of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ) from December 2002 to November 2010. In that role, he was responsible for the FPJQ’s budget and for the magazine -30-, and contributed to the development of the Fédération’s overall strategy.

Since November 28, 2013, Philippe Schnobb has held the full-time position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Société de transport de Montréal, where he represents public transit users.

Luc Tremblay, CPA, CA, Chief Executive Officer

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With a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and Graduate Diploma specializing in public accounting from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Luc Tremblay has been a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, the Québec CPA Order, and of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) since 1992.

Hired by the STM in 1994, Mr. Tremblay has since filled a number of positions, including Treasurer and Director of the Finance department since April 2007. He has been a member of the STM’s pension fund committee since 2007, in addition to being a member of the audit committee from 2007 to 2010. He also assumed the role of treasurer for Transgesco, the STM’s business subsidiary. Since December 17, 2014, he has been the STM’s interim Chief Executive Officer and was officially appinted on July 2 by the STM board. Over the last few months, he succeeded in rallying the various departments around client oriented concerns such as satisfaction and service delivery. Overall client satisfaction toward the STM was maintained to 86%.

His involvement at the national and international levels include serving on the l’Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ) and the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) Board of Directors and being a member of CUTA’s Audit committee since 2014. In addition to being member of the International organisation for public transport authorities and operators (UITP) since 2012, he acts as Permanent observer on the executive board since June 2015.

Wishing to introduce best practices in the field of finance, Luc Tremblay was a driving force behind the STM’s implementation of GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) presentation standards for financial documents. In 2011, he was a finalist in « THE ACES OF FINANCE » competition, in the Public and government corporation category, held by the Québec Chapter of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada) in May 2011. 

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