Appointed to the Advisory Board on May 31, 2016, Réal Labelle is an honorary professor and former holder of the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Governance at HEC Montréal. 

In addition to being past president of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and the Association Académique Internationale de Gouvernance, he has served on the board of the Institut pour la governance d’organisations privées et publiques. 

Mr. Labelle is a chartered professional accountant. He holds a PhD from the Université Grenoble Alpes, an MBA from McGill University, a Master of Commerce from Université de Sherbrooke and a BA from Université de Montréal. 

Prior to becoming a full professor, Mr. Labelle was a CPA auditor at Touche Ross (now Deloitte), before going on to hold various management positions at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Business magazine and Bell Canada.