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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

59 Chairman of the Board

Paul Raymond

55 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ghyslain Rivard

59 2016 Founder, Independent Director

Claude Thibault

54 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Russell Smith

52 2018 President - Alithya

Claude Rousseau

57 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Robert Lamarre

54 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Nathalie Forcier

43 2018 Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Natalie Piccinin

54 2019 Senior Vice-President - Human Capital

Francois Cote

61 2014 Lead Independent Director

Fredrick DiSanto

57 Director

Jeffrey Rutherford

58 Director

Dana Ades-Landy

60 Independent Director

Robert Comeau

59 2018 Independent Director

C Thomas

65 Independent Director

Gladys Caron

2018 Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Pierre Turcotte

Mr. Pierre Turcotte is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Pierre Turcotte is a corporate director who has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Alithya since 2011. Prior to joining Alithya, he served as Senior Vice-President and Director General of CGI Inc. 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 currently acts as a director of Poudre Noire Inc., Xpertdoc Inc., Pointe-à-Callières Museum and Nouveau Monde Theater and is an independent member of the McGill University 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. .

Paul Raymond

Mr. Paul Raymond is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Alithya Group Inc. Mr. Paul Raymond has been acting as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alithya since April 2012. Mr. Raymond joined Alithya as its Chief Operating Officer and President in April 2011, a position he held until March 2012, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Alithya since April 2011. Mr. Raymond is a director of WSP Global Inc., and the Chair of the Board of the Québec Technology Association (AQT) and of the Québec chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is also Governor of the Conseil du patronat du Québec. Prior to joining Alithya, Mr. Raymond held several key senior management positions in major information technology firms and served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Under his leadership Alithya was the first technology firm to join the 30% Club, which promotes diversity and advocates for the advancement of women to executive and board positions. On behalf of Alithya, Mr. Raymond also received the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from EY Québec in the IT category. Mr. Raymond is a computer engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada and a member of the OIQ (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec) and the Institute of Corporate Directors

Ghyslain Rivard

Mr. Ghyslain Rivard is Founder, Independent Director of Alithya Group Inc. 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 on the Board of Directors of Alithya. Mr. Rivard holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Sherbrooke University. Mr. Rivard is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors

Claude Thibault

Mr. Claude Thibault serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Claude Thibault is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Alithya, a position he has held since August 2018 when he joined Alithya. Before joining Alithya, he 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), a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV), and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from HEC Montréal and a Master of business administration from McGill University.

Russell Smith

Mr. Russell Smith serves as President - Alithya USA of the Company. Mr. Russell Smith is the President, Alithya USA, a position he has held since November 2018. Mr. Smith was previously the President of Fullscope, an Edgewater Technology company acquired by Alithya. 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 worked 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 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the company. Mr. Claude Rousseau is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Alithya, a position he has held since December 2016. Mr. Rousseau joined Alithya in January 2015 as its Senior VicePresident 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 engaged on several Boards of Directors in different business sectors.

Robert Lamarre

Mr. Robert Lamarre serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Lamarre is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer of Alithya, a position he has held since April 2016 when he joined Alithya. Before joining Alithya, Mr. Lamarre held various key management positions at CGI Inc., 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 Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Nathalie Forcier is the Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Alithya, a position she has held since 2018 when she joined Alithya. Before joining Alithya, Ms. Forcier was Vice-President, Legal Affairs at CGI Inc. from 2013 to 2017, and Director, Legal Affairs at CAE Inc., both TSX and NYSE listed multi-national companies. Prior to transferring inhouse, 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.

Natalie Piccinin

Ms. Natalie Piccinin serves as Senior Vice-President - Human Capital of the Company. Ms. Natalie Piccinin is the Senior Vice-President, Human Capital of Alithya, a position she has held since January 2019 when she joined Alithya. 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.

Francois Cote

Mr. Francois Cote serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. François Côté is a corporate director who serves as the Lead Director of the Board of Directors of Alithya. Before becoming a corporate director in 2014, he held the office of Executive Vice-President, and Vice-Chair of TELUS Québec, TELUS Health and TELUS Ventures from 2010 to 2014 and spent more than 20 years at Bell Canada in a variety of management positions. Mr. Côté currently serves as the Lead Director of EXFO Inc. and Purkinje Inc. He is also Executive Chair of the Board of Directors of HZB Pharma Canada Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors of Aspire Food Group and the Advisor Committee of Groupe Morneau. He previously served as a director of Lumenpulse Inc., La Fondation Martin Matte and the Montreal Heart Institute. Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Laval University, Mr. Côté was named “2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Turnaround Entrepreneur category for the Québec region and was named Honorary LieutenantColonel of the Canadian Forces’ 34th Signal Regiment in June 2013

Fredrick DiSanto

Mr. Fredrick DiSanto Director of the Company. Mr. Fredrick DiSanto is the Chief Executive Officer of Ancora Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor, and of Ancora Holdings Inc. since January 2006. He has also been acting as the Chair of the Board of Ancora Advisors, LLC, since December 2014. Previously, Mr. DiSanto served as Executive Vice-President and Manager of the Investment Advisor Division of Fifth Third Bank and President and Chief Operating Officer of Maxus Investment Group before it was acquired by Fifth Third Bank. Mr. DiSanto currently serves as a director of Medical Mutual of Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, The Eastern Company, Regional Brands and WF Hann Sons. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in management science and a Master of business administration from Case Western Reserve University.

Jeffrey Rutherford

Mr. Jeffrey L. Rutherford serves as Director of the Company. Jeffrey Rutherford, Director Mr. Jeffrey Rutherford is the Chief Financial Officer of Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. since January 2019. He previously served as Chair of the Board, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President of Edgewater Technology, Inc. Before its acquisition by Alithya, Mr. Rutherford acted as Vice-President and as Chief Financial Officer of Ferro Corporation from April 2012 to September 2016, and previously held senior officer positions at Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., UAP Holdings Corp., LESCO, Inc., and OfficeMax, Inc., a retailer of office products and supplies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and Accounting from Baldwin Wallace University.

Dana Ades-Landy

Ms. Dana Ades-Landy serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dana Ades-Landy is the Chief Executive Officer of the Heart and 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 latest position being Regional Vice-President, Québec & Eastern Ontario, Commercial Banking at Scotiabank from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Ades-Landy currently serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of First Lion Holdings Inc., BFL Canada Risk and Insurance Inc.’s holding corporation. She also serves as a director of the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the International Women’s Forum and is Chair of the Financial Women’s Association of Québec. She previously served as a director of Old Brewery Mission Foundation and Chair of the Advisory Board of the John Molson School of Business. Ms. Ades-Landy holds a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology from McGill University and a Master of business administration from Concordia University and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors

Robert Comeau

Mr. Robert Comeau serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Robert Comeau is a corporate director and Chair of Alithya’s Audit and Risk Management Committee. Before becoming a corporate director in 2018, he acted as a consultant and served as Chief Financial Officer of both public and private companies, including Lumenpulse Inc., from 2012 to 2018, 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, Operations. Mr. Comeau currently serves as a director of H2O Innovation Inc. He previously served as a Special Committee Member of Groupe Conseil FX Innovation Inc. between 2014 and 2017. Mr. Comeau is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from HEC Montréal.

C Thomas

Mr. C. Lee Thomas serves as Independent Director if 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, a company in the lighting industry. Mr. Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baldwin Wallace University

Gladys Caron

Ms. Gladys Caron Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations of the Company.