Sylvain Audette holds a Master in measurement and evaluation and has a 15 years track record of innovative thinking, selling ideas and successfully implementing market strategies in the energy sector, the utilities industry and the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and lottery markets. Now the Director of rate and regulatory affairs, he was previously directing Marketing, DSM programs & Tariffs. Mr. Audette frequently appears before the local energy board to defend and implement innovative business models in a regulated environment. Notably, he is participating in corporate and political debates such as the new energy policy in the province of Quebec, including integrated DSM efforts and the development of green funds to reduce GHG emission. In the international arena, he belongs to the most influential energy groups in Canada and North America, and has given many presentations to customers, other utilities and influential groups. He delivered HEC Montréal courses to numerous companies in China (China Yangtze Power Company, China Guodian Corp., China Datang Corp., Sichuan Electric Power Corp., North China Grid co. Ltd, and Jilin Electric Power Co.) and Africa (Sonatrach).