A successful serial entrepreneur and C-level executive,
Boudreault has held top corporate positions in organizations of all sizes in
both the private and public sector and has sat on over 30 boards. He has led
organizations across a variety of sectors including advanced materials,
nanotechnology, natural resources and metallurgy, clean technology, photonics, medical
devices, energy (hydrocarbon) and nuclear, Big Data and AI, quantum computation
Mr. Boudreault has been actively involved in venture
capital portfolio management, notably for the Caisse de Dépot et Placements du
Quebec in the areas of sustainable energy, new materials, medical and transport
He is the originator of 81 patents (standing and pending)
and his passion for innovation keeps him active in the Canadian VC landscape as
a consultant and investment committee member.
Prof. Boudreault holds a bachelor’s in applied physics, an MBA
and a professional master’s degree in engineering, which he earned at Cornell. He
continues to be involved in academia, having published in a variety of
peer-reviewed journals and scientific publications, and he is an adjunct professor
at École Polytechnique in Montreal where he teaches and
performs applied research on environmental chemical engineering, green
chemistry and clean tech innovation.
is the holder of a number of prestigious fellowships, was awarded the Queen
Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, was knighted into France’s Ordre des Palmes
Académiques, and is the recipient and is a recipient of the Canadian
Association of Physicist Medal for Outstanding Service in Applied Photonics and
the American Physics Society’s George Pake Award for Innovation management.
Boudreault has a deep
affection for the Canadian north and the First People and is the inaugural Chairman of the Board for the new Canadian
polar agency, Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR).