VP Comm. & Gov. affairs - Hydro Québec

A brand with a strong heritage, deeply invested in R&D, sustainable development and energy efficiency, Hydro Québec is the fourth largest hydropower producer in the world.

Élise was appointed VP – Communications and Government Affairs in January 2017. In this capacity, she is in charge of internal and external communications, public and government affairs, marketing and community relations. A seasoned manager with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Proulx joined Hydro- Québec in 2013 as Director – Communications. Prior to that, she ran her own public relations firm, where she soon built an enviable reputation for her leadership, team spirit and intellectual rigor. She advised numerous decision-makers in various areas of the public and private sectors, including culture, luxury goods and customer service, as well as several Québec municipalities and regional county municipalities. Before setting up her own business, she managed the communications department at Hydro Ottawa and served as spokesperson and strategic advisor at Hydro-Québec. Élise Proulx holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications (public relations) from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and an Executive MBA from UQAM’s School of Management. She is also an accredited sommelier, for her own enjoyment. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Electricity Association.