Board of Directors
The OACIQ Board of Directors is currently comprised of thirteen (13) members. Ten (10) of these Directors are licence holders elected by their peers, and three (3) are non- licence holders appointed by the Finance Minister.
Of the elected Directors, four (4) represent the Montréal region. The Northeast, Central, Western and Québec City regions are each represented by one (1) licence holder. Two (2) directors represent mortgage and commercial brokerage and are elected by brokers authorized to work in these two fields.
The members of the Board of Directors select among their number a Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer.
Note: Under the amendments to the Real Estate Brokerage Act, the composition of the board of directors will change by May 1, 2020. As of that day, the following changes will come into force:
- The number of directors will change from 13 to 12;
- The board of directors will be made up of 6 directors appointed by the Minister of Finance and 6 elected directors, including 3 working primarily in residential brokerage and 3 in commercial brokerage;
- Directors may not hold office for more than 10 years, consecutively or otherwise;
The chair of the board of directors will be elected from among the directors appointed by the government.
Members of the Board of Directors
Directors elected among licence holders (by their peers)
CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Michel Léonard is the Chairman the Board of Directors of the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec. He had previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fonds d’assurance professionnelle du courtage immobilier du Québec (FARCIQ) for five years – from October 2011 to July 2016. He holds a certified real estate broker licence AEO with more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate field. Before founding the BTB Real Estate Investment Trust, of which he has been the President and CEO since 2006, he helped many regional and national organizations as part of strategic planning and complex real estate negotiation mandates. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec. With extensive experience in corporate governance, he obtained the A.S.C. (Certified Corporate Director) designation from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés in September 2016.
VICE-CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Georges Bardagi is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec. He was elected as a director in 2014, and had previously served on the Board of ACAIQ (Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec) as a director from 2006 to 2008. He has been licensed as a certified real estate broker AEO since 2002 and has been practising the profession since 1991. Mr. Bardagi’s extensive expertise has been put to good use by the OACIQ, especially within the working group on collaboration formed following the Real Estate Summit in February 2012. He has been acting as Chairman of the Training and Professional Practices Committee since 2014. Executive Officer of an agency comprising 15 real estate brokers working mainly in the residential sector, this professional has a passion for customer service that is recognized and appreciated in Outremont, Town of Mont-Royal and surrounding areas. Georges holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from UQAM and has been trained in real estate evaluation at McGill University.
He has already served as director on the OACIQ Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008.
Licensed as a real estate broker since 2007, Joël Charron has been managing an agency as a Chartered Real Estate Broker AEO since 2011. He was also a member of the Board of the Chambre immobilière de l’Outaouais from 2010 to 2012. The holder of a Civil Law degree from the University of Ottawa and a successful litigator, Mr. Charron shares his knowledge of real estate brokerage as a trainer as part of the OACIQ Mandatory Continuing Education Program. He also teaches at Cégep de l’Outaouais.
Mr. Mario Chouinard has been a real estate broker for more than 15 years. He was President of Abitibi-Témiscamingue Real Estate Board from 2001 to 2008.
He has served on the Board of Governors of the Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards for six years. He was also a member of the Federation’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008.
Active in the profession since 2006, Stéphanie Gauthier holds the Chartered Real Estate Broker AEO designation and practices within an agency, mainly in residential real estate. As a member of the OACIQ Discipline Committee from 2010 to 2017, and with a solid background in management and customer service, Mrs. Gauthier continues to work to maintain real estate broker skills in order to ensure public protection.
Mario Lamirande holds a certificate in human resources and one in general accounting from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He started his real estate career in 2001. He became a Chartered Real Estate Broker in 2007. He was a member of the OACIQ Discipline Committee from 2006 to 2016.
Mr. Mailloux is a Chartered Real Estate Broker AEO. He has been acting in the residential field since 1989 and as agency executive officer since 1998. Since 1994, he has consistently been involved as a director or a member in various committees and working groups at the Québec Real Estate Board, the Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards and at the OACIQ. From 1996 to 2015, he was a member of the Discipline Committee of the ACAIQ and OACIQ, among others. He has been sharing his expertise as a trainer since 2001 in various organizations.
Representing licence holders having the right to engage in brokerage transactions relating to loans secured by immovable hypothec
Holder of a full-service real estate broker’s licence since 1977, Mr. Pierre Martel served on the CAAMP’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2009, particularly as Treasurer from 2004 to 2007, Vice-President from 2007 to 2008 and as President from 2008 to 2009.
He was member of the OACIQ Inspection Committee from 2001 to 2014, particularly as Chairman from 2009 to 2014.
He also served as Vice-Chair of the Board on the Board of Directors of Fondation du collège de l’immobilier from 2009 to 2014.
Diane Ménard has been holding a chartered real estate broker licence AEO in residential real estate since 1998. She has an expertise in the recasting of policies and governance. She served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board (GMREB) from 2000 to 2015. She chaired committees such as the Audit and Finance and the Recasting of Procurement and Spending Policies. She also served as Vice-Chair from 2010 to 2015. She gained an extensive experience in managing real estate issues at the Collège de l’immobilier du Québec, of which she was president from 2009 to 2014.
Representing licence holders authorized to carry out commercial real estate brokerage transactions
Licensed as a Chartered Real Estate Broker AEO, Jacques Métivier has been working in commercial real estate since 1999. The holder of a degree in Management from Université Laval, he is also a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec and was Chairman of the Urban Development Institute of Québec from 2011 to 2013. In 1989 Mr. Métivier founded his own commercial real estate management firm, which he operated until 2013. Since 2013 he has been at the helm of Métivier, Services immobiliers inc., an asset management and consulting company, in addition to being Vice-Chairman of Landmark Properties Inc. Since 2013, he has also been an active member of the OACIQ working group on commercial real estate brokerage.
Directors appointed by the Minister of Finance
Organizational psychologist, certified in corporate governance and executive coaching, Jacqueline Codsi has also assumed leadership roles in human resources management and organizational development in large corporations throughout her career.
Ms. Codsi also has an extensive experience in consulting and executive coaching in private and public organizations, including within the context of change management or strategic planning of human capital.
Mr. Pierre Hamel graduated in Actuarial Science from Laval University. He is also an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a certified corporate director.
Mr. Hamel has served as a director in several companies, organizations and associations. He also took part in many executive committees, investment committees and retirement committees.
Appointed in 2011, Mrs. Ebnoether is consultant and trainer for Médaillon Groupe Conseils.
She also acts as Assistant lecturer at UQAM and as tutor at TELUQ. Mrs. Ebnoether was a Director of various professional orders and organizations.