Abilis Solutions’ Board of Directors is comprised of a group of tech-savvy, knowledgeable
and experienced professionals who share a common goal of delivering innovative information technology solutions.
Each member of the Board brings operational and adminis trative guidance to help guide the direction of the organization.
Their combined acumen and expertise has helped drive the sustained growth and profitability Abilis has experienced.
Investissement Quebec (IQ) is also a minority stakeholder in Abilis Solutions Inc.
They are a $3 billion Quebec Sovereign venture capital and investment fund that invests in innovative, visionary projects
that promise a bright future. Abilis is proud to be one of the very few private organizations IQ has selected to become
a shareholder and contribute investment funds.
Alain Elbaz graduated in 1978 from McGill University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon completion of these studies, Mr. Elbaz worked for DuPont de Nemours, the eighth largest chemical producer in the world. During his ten years at DuPont, Mr. Elbaz worked in both production and supervision, quickly rising through the ranks.
He left DuPont in 1988 to work as an Account Manager for the recruitment firm Boulanger Lachance. In 1990, he founded his own recruitment firm, Bertrand & Elbaz, which initially offered specialized services for the pulp and paper industry and later, the IT sector. Alain Elbaz’s strong inclination to entrepreneurship led him to recognize the opportunities existing in the field of information technologies. In 1996, Alain Elbaz co-founded Abilis Solutions Inc. with his partner, Eric Le Goff. Abilis Solutions designs, develops, and commercializes innovative information solutions.
Alain Elbaz holds the position of President and Chief Operating Officer at Abilis Solutions. He sits on Abilis’ Board of Directors.
Alain Elbaz understands that a company is only as strong and productive as its employees, therefore he is committed to assembling a professional, proficient and multicultural team. Alain Elbaz is focused on elaborating clear guidelines for a positive and healthy work culture. As a result, Abilis Solutions is proud to have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers in 2017.
As a result, Abilis Solutions is proud to have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers in 2017 and 2018.
Guylaine Belley studied Industrial Engineering at L'École Polytechnique de Montréal. A seasoned entrepreneur, she co-founded the largest industrial engineering consulting firm in Quebec with over 250 employees, The Créatech Group. The company was acquired in 2005 by Bell Canada Enterprises.
In 1988, Ms. Belley began her consulting career at Andersen Conseil. A specialist in LEAN management and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, she is the driving force behind the “Production à Valeur Ajoutée” (PVA), a Quebec model inspired by the work carried out by Toyota in their Japanese factories.
In 1996, she became a shareholder of Créatech and established an office in Quebec City. In 2004 she led the business line responsible for the implementation of Microsoft ERP (Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX) in Quebec and Ontario, generating over 20% of Créatech’s revenue.
In 2003, Créatech was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Award. As well, Guylaine has received numerous awards and honors, including Microsoft’s President’s Club Award, OCTAS, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council-Industrial Alliance Chair for Women in Science and Engineering.
Guylaine has over ten years of experience as a director of private and public companies, investment funds, and not-for-profit organizations.
An accomplished administrator, she brings her expertise in risk management and IT governance to several boards of directors.