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 serving as a past president of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and the Association Académique Internationale de Gouvernance, he has been a member of the Board of the Institute for governance of private and public organizations.

As a chartered professional accountant, Mr. Labelle holds a PhD from the University of Grenoble, an MBA from McGill University, a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Sherbrooke and a BA from the University of Montréal.

Before becoming a professor, he held a number of management positions at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Business, as well as at Bell Canada and Touche Ross.