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Essilor Canada

Meet Our Company Leaders

Christophe Perreault

Christophe Perreault

President, Essilor Canada

Christophe Perreault

Christophe Perreault

President, Essilor Canada

Christophe Perreault is President of Essilor Canada and responsible for the company’s long-term strategy, business development and corporate culture driven by Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving sight. After various strategic and financial leadership positions within Essilor based out of France and Singapore, Christophe joined Essilor Canada in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Essilor, Christophe was a Finance executive for Bombardier in Canada and Germany and held sales and marketing positions with other companies. With dual Franco-Canadian citizenship, Christophe brings more than 23 years of international experience. Christophe obtained his MBA from Emlyon Business School in France. “I’m proud of our commitment to give vision a louder voice by being the industry’s partner of choice, raising awareness about the importance of eye health, and providing the highest quality products and services.”

Edouard F. Biot

Edouard F. Biot

Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain

Edouard F. Biot

Edouard F. Biot

Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain

Edouard F. Biot is Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain for Essilor Canada. He joined the company in 2017 and held various leadership roles in operations in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal Hub. Prior to Essilor, Edouard was Executive Vice President of Groupe Nordik and International Business Commissioner at Export Outaouais. He also founded a book and game publishing company, specialized in the creation, edition and marketing of a series of best-selling games and books, which were published internationally and sold in a dozen countries. Prior to that, the first part of his career was in Business Management Consulting. A native of Belgium, Edouard holds an Executive MBA from McGill-HEC Montréal. His personal motto is “Business growth through people growth.”

Pascal Bouchard

Pascal Bouchard

Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Pascal Bouchard

Pascal Bouchard

Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Pascal Bouchard is Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Essilor Canada and its affiliates. Since 2017, responsible for the Essilor Canada legal department, Pascal provides internal legal services for all Essilor Canada entities, partnerships and joint ventures. Prior to Essilor, he was International Legal Counsel & Local Compliance Representative at Shire Pharmaceuticals after having spent eight years in one of the top Canadian law firms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Medical Biology, a bachelor’s degree in Civil Law as well as a master’s degree in Pathology and Cell Biology from the Université de Montréal and a member of the Barreau du Québec. “Every Canadian, regardless of their socio-economic situation and lifestyle deserves access to their best vision and it’s an honor and pride to be part of a company that makes this happen every day.”

Nicola Courtemanche

Nicola Courtemanche

Head of Sales, Key Accounts, and Training

Nicola Courtemanche

Nicola Courtemanche

Head of Sales, Key Accounts, and Training

Nicola Courtemanche is Head of Sales, Key Accounts, and Training of Essilor Canada. Since 2018 Nicola’s focus has been on developing long-term strategic partnerships with Essilor’s largest customers. With more than 20 years of experience, Nicola’s previous roles include VP, Clinical Excellence at FYidoctors and VP Operations, Marketing and Professionals Services at Groupe Bergeron Dupuis & Associes. Nicola holds a degree from HEC Montreal. “When we better understand our customers’ needs we are able to better understand consumers’ needs and provide the quality services and solutions they deserve for their best vision.”

Pascale Desroches

Pascale Desroches

Head of Marketing

Pascale Desroches

Pascale Desroches

Head of Marketing

Pascale Desroches is Head of Marketing for Essilor Canada and responsible for delivering the best-in-class innovations to our consumers while building our brands and leveraging our expertise to deliver the best business solutions to our partners. She’s a passionate marketer who has held different positions from building brands and innovation pipelines in consumer packaged goods in Paris, to marketing director roles in wide distribution as well as luxury consumption in Canada. She holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from HEC Montreal. « When caring about vision, good enough is not good enough. Our commitment to innovation and to provide the best personalized eyecare solutions is at the heart of what we do every day to help Canadians see more and do more. »

Marc Dufresne

Marc Dufresne

National Sales Director, Eyecare Professionals

Marc Dufresne

Marc Dufresne

National Sales Director, Eyecare Professionals

Marc Dufresne is National Sales Director, Eyecare Professionals. With more than 20 years of management experience, Marc brings a unique understanding of sales strategies and customer partnerships. Marc previously held various business development positions at Roche Diagnostics, The Danone group and Pepsi-Cola. Marc holds a BA in Marketing and Business from Univesité du Quebec à Montreal. “My goal is to ensure our teams deliver the best customer experience in this highly competitive business by providing solutions that fit any and all lifestyles to live our mission of improving lives by improving sight.”

Lisa Sandvold

Lisa Sandvold

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Sandvold

Lisa Sandvold

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Sandvold joined Essilor Canada in 2007 as Corporate Controller and became Chief Financial Officer in 2019. Lisa's career has been primarily in the manufacturing sector, and prior to Essilor, she held senior finance roles at Pharmascience Inc. and at Amcor Twinpak Americas Inc. Originally from Alberta, Lisa is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has a Diploma in Public Accountancy and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. “My vision was transformed at a young age upon receiving my first pair of glasses. Contributing to our mission of improving lives by improving sight is very rewarding as I know it truly enables others to live life better.”

Isabelle Theriault

Isabelle Theriault

Vice President, Human Resources, Communications, Health, Safety and Environment

Isabelle Theriault

Isabelle Theriault

Vice President, Human Resources, Communications, Health, Safety and Environment

Isabelle Theriault is Vice President, Human Resources, Communications, Health, Safety and Environment, of Essilor Canada. Since joining Essilor in early of 2018, Isabelle has focused on developing a high-performance culture through change management and organizational development. Isabelle is an inspirational leader who creates trust with candor and respect. Prior to Essilor, Isabelle was with Bombardier for almost 20 years in a variety of Human Resources roles including Vice President, Human Resources, for the Americas region. Isabelle holds a BACC in Business Administration from Université du Quebec a Rimouski. “My passion and business objectives are ensuring we have the right team fully engaged and committed to the company’s strategic objectives and mission.”

Hervé Lasserre

Hervé Lasserre

IT Director

Hervé Lasserre

Hervé Lasserre

IT Director

Hervé Lasserre is IT Director for Essilor Canada. Since joining the company in 2004, Hervé has focused on improving the software systems and ensuring state-of-the-art ordering and processing platforms are available both internally and externally to our customers. Prior to Essilor, Hervé worked as an IT consultant for 18 years. He holds a BAA in Information Systems from HEC Montréal. “What differentiates Essilor for me is our ambition to eradicate poor vision in one generation. It’s ambitious but we have the talent and passion to achieve it.”