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François Legault

François Legault

  • Member for L’Assomption
  • Coalition avenir Québec
  • Premier


Born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue in 1957
Married and father of two boys


  • Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (2000)
  • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) (finance), HEC Montréal (1984)
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration (public accounting), HEC Montréal (1978)

Professional Experience

  • Member of the boards of directors of Provigo inc., Culinar, Sico inc., Technilab inc. and Bestar inc. (1995-1998)
  • President and chief executive officer and co-founder, Air Transat (1986-1997)
  • Marketing director, Quebecair (1985-1986)
  • Director of finance and administration, Nationair Canada (1984-1985)
  • Auditor and team leader, Ernst & Young (1978-1984)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Party leader, Coalition avenir Québec (since 2011)
  • Member of the board of directors, Musée Marc-Aurèle-Fortin (1998)
  • Chair of the board of directors, Fonds régional de Solidarité Laurentides (1996-1998)