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 and aerospace

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 industries.

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. 

He 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).

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