CMF names Alain Cousineau board chairman

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The Canada Media Fund has named Alain Cousineau chairman of the board, replacing Louis Roquet, who has helmed the board since the fund was founded in 2009.

As well, industry veteran Chris Frank has also been nominated to the board, the CMF said Monday, following its annual general meeting held in Montreal.

The chairman position is time-limited, the CMF noted to Playback.

Cousineau, who is the chairmain of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, has held a variety of senior level executive positions at major institutions in Quebec, including the president and CEO positions of Loto-Québec and Groupe Secor. He’s also been the chairman of Tourisme Montréal and provincial liquor agency Société des alcools du Québec, as well as held board positions at companies in a range of industries, including in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, aeronautics and electronics sectors.

“I am very impressed by the work accomplished by Louis Roquet, outgoing board chair, and the rest of the CMF board and management over the past three years since the CMF was created,” Cousineau said in a statement.

Frank’s experience includes being one of the founders of ExpressVu Inc. (later Bell ExpressVu and Bell TV). During his 16 years at ExpressVu, he held many executive positions in programming, regulatory, government affairs and corporate development. He is also a former manager at Telesat Canada, and, before that, the CRTC.