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Alithya Group Inc (ALYA.OQ)

ALYA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Pierre Turcotte

60 Chairman of the Board

Paul Raymond

56 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ghyslain Rivard

60 2016 Founder, Independent Director

Claude Thibault

55 2020 Chief Financial Officer

Russell Smith

53 2018 President - Alithya USA

Claude Rousseau

58 2020 Chief Operating Officer

Natalie Piccinin

55 2019 Senior Vice-President - Human Capital

Robert Lamarre

55 2020 Chief Information Officer

Nathalie Forcier

44 2020 Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Robert Comeau

60 2020 Lead Independent Director

Dana Ades-Landy

61 Independent Director

Fredrick DiSanto

58 Independent Director

Lucie Martel

58 2019 Independent Director

James Renacci

61 2019 Independent Director

C. Lee Thomas

66 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Pierre Turcotte

Mr. Pierre Turcotte serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Pierre Turcotte is a corporate director and the Chair of the Board of Alithya. Prior to joining Alithya in 2011, he served as Senior Vice-President of CGI in Canada, the U.S. and Europe for more than 27 years, and as Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ReadBooks SAS. He acts as a director of Poudre Noire Inc., Xpertdoc Technologies Inc., Pointe-à-Callières Museum and Nouveau Monde Theater, and is an independent member of the McGill University’s Board of Governors’ IT Committee. Mr. Turcotte holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Laval University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Turcotte holds an interest in Alithya’s multiple voting shares (please refer to the section entitled “Additional Information — Principal Shareholders”).

Paul Raymond

Mr. Paul Raymond serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Raymond is a director of WSP Global Inc., the Québec Technology Association (AQT), the Québec chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal. He is also a Governor of the Conseil du patronat du Québec. Prior to joining Alithya, Mr. Raymond held several key senior management positions in a major information technology firm and served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Mr. Raymond received the 2020 Investissement Québec CEO of the Year Award from the AQT. Mr. Raymond is a computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ghyslain Rivard

Mr. Ghyslain Rivard serves as Founder, Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ghyslain Rivard is the founder of Alithya. He acted as Alithya’s President and Chief Executive Officer from its constitution in April 1992 until his retirement in 2012, after more than 35 years in the IT and business services sectors. He currently serves as a director on the Board of Alithya. Mr. Rivard holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Sherbrooke University. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Claude Thibault

Mr. Claude Thibault serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Claude was the Chief Financial Officer of DCM Group Inc. from 2015 to 2018, of NuEra International Inc. from 2007 to 2015 and of Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Thibault also held various positions at KPMG from 1986 to 1994 and was a Vice-President in the investment banking group of Midland Walwyn Capital / Merrill Lynch Canada from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Thibault is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA-CF) and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from HEC Montréal and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also a director of the Institut Économique de Montréal.

Russell Smith

Mr. Russell Smith serves as President - Alithya USA of the Company. Mr. Smith was previously the President of Fullscope, an Edgewater Technology company acquired by Alithya on November 1, 2018. Mr. Smith was a co-founder of RedKlay Solutions, which provided enterprise applications and consulting services to the manufacturing sector and which Fullscope acquired in 2002, which in turn was acquired by Edgewater in 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Smith held several managing positions at The Pinnacle Group, CSC, and IBM from 1989 to 1996. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Claude Rousseau

Mr. Claude Rousseau serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Rousseau joined Alithya in January 2015 as its Senior Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, a position he held until December 2016. Previously, he served as team President of the Group of Québec Remparts from 2008 to 2014, in addition to advising executive management at TELUS Québec. Mr. Rousseau also previously held a series of executive positions at Bell Canada and Bell Mobility over 28 years. Mr. Rousseau is a director of Imprimerie Solisco Inc.

Natalie Piccinin

Ms. Natalie Piccinin serves as Senior Vice-President - Human Capital of the Company. In such capacity, she is responsible for managing the global human resources function of Alithya. Before joining Alithya, Ms. Piccinin served as Vice-President, Human Resources and Internal Communications at Belron Canada Inc. from 2010 to 2018. Ms. Piccinin holds a Bachelor’s degree in labor relations from McGill University.

Robert Lamarre

Mr. Robert Lamarre serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Lamarre held various key management positions at CGI, which he joined in 1993 and where he spent most of his career. Mr. Lamarre is a computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Nathalie Forcier

Ms. Nathalie Forcier serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Forcier was Vice-President, Legal Affairs at CGI from 2013 to 2017, and previously Director, Legal Affairs at CAE Inc., both TSX and NYSE listed multinational companies. Prior to transferring in-house, Ms. Forcier was a partner in the Business Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, one of Canada’s largest law firms. Ms. Forcier holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil law from Laval University and is a member of the Québec Bar.

Robert Comeau

Mr. Robert Comeau serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He acted as a consultant between 2015 and 2018, and served as Chief Financial Officer of both public and private companies, including Lumenpulse Inc., from 2012 to 2015, Aveos Fleet Performance Inc., from 2009 to 2011, and Emergis Inc., from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Comeau also held various positions over 17 years at Nortel Networks Corporation, including as Vice-President, Finance and Operations. Mr. Comeau serves as a director of H2O Innovation Inc. He previously served as a Special Committee Member of Groupe Conseil FXInnovation Inc. between 2014 and 2017. Mr. Comeau is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from HEC Montréal.

Dana Ades-Landy

Ms. Dana Ades-Landy serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dana Ades-Landy is Chief Executive Officer of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (Québec) since 2016. Ms. Ades-Landy has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the banking industry, her most recent position being Regional Vice-President, Québec & Eastern Ontario, Commercial Banking at Scotiabank from 2013 to 2016. Ms. Ades-Landy serves as director and Chair of the Audit Committee of First Lion Holdings Inc., the parent company of BFL Canada Risk and Insurance Inc. She also serves as director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, director of Innovaderm Research Inc. and Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the Québec chapter of the International Women’s Forum. She previously served as Chair of the Financial Women’s Association of Québec, the Advisory Board of the John Molson School of Business and the Old Brewery Mission. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology & immunology from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration in finance/accounting from Concordia University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Fredrick DiSanto

Mr. Fredrick DiSanto serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fredrick DiSanto is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ancora Holdings Inc., the parent company of Ancora Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor since January 2006. Prior to joining Ancora, Mr. DiSanto served as Executive Vice-President and Manager of the Fifth Third Bank’s Investment Advisors Division overseeing investment management, private banking and trust and banking services, and as Chief Operating Officer of Maxus Investment Group before it was acquired by Fifth Third Bank. Mr. DiSanto serves as a director of The Eastern Company and Regional Brands, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in management science and a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.

Lucie Martel

Ms. Lucie Martel serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Martel was a Senior Vice-President at AXA Canada, which was acquired by Intact Financial Corporation in September 2011. She has more than 30 years of experience in strategic management of human resources and labour relations, with corporations including Laurentian Bank (where she was Vice-President, Human Resources Management and Development), Direct Film and Uniroyal. Ms. Martel is a director and the Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors of the Société des alcools du Québec and a director of the Montréal Heart Institute Foundation. Ms. Martel holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Université de Montréal.

James Renacci

Mr. James B. Renacci serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. James B. Renacci is the Founder and President of LTC Management Services, Inc., a management and financial consulting services company, since 1985. With more than thirty years of experience and leadership in the operations of numerous entities, Mr. Renacci’s business experience includes manufacturing, healthcare, construction, entertainment and CPA consulting services. He also has in-depth knowledge of mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Renacci currently serves as a director of Custom Glass, Inc. Previously, Mr. Renacci served four consecutive terms as a member of the United States Congress in the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2019. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

C. Lee Thomas

Mr. C. Lee Thomas serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. C. Lee Thomas is a corporate director who holds the office of Executive in Residence in the School of Business, and serves as a trustee and professor, at Baldwin Wallace University. Before becoming a corporate director, Mr. Thomas held various roles with Ernst & Young LLP from 1976 to June 2014, including Managing Partner of its Cleveland office, Leader of its Northeast Ohio Market Segment, and as a global client serving partner. Mr. Thomas previously served as a director of Technical Consumer Products International. Mr. Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baldwin Wallace University.