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President of the Board of Directors
Dr. Yves Pigeon
Corporate Secretary and Consultant, AECOM Tecsult Inc.

Dr. Yves Pigeon has a B.Sc.A. (1965) from the Université Laval in Civil Engineering, and an M.Sc.(1966)  and a Ph.D. (1969)  in Soil Mechanics from the Imperial College of Science and Technology of the University of London. He was an Athlone Fellow from 1965 to 1967, and had a scholarship from the National Research Council of Canada from 1967 to 1969. Dr. Pigeon has been working since that time at Tecsult Inc. (now AECOM Tecsult Inc.), an engineering firm based in Montréal, first as a soil mechanics engineer (1969-1972), then as the Head of the Soil Mechanics Department (1972-1976), and finally as General Manager (1976-2007) until his partial retirement. He became chairman of the Board of Directors until his resignation in 2010. Dr. Pigeon is presently the Corporate Secretary and Consultant to management. During his career, he has worked on many dams for hydroelectric developments, such as Manicouagan 3, LG 1, LG 2 and Outardes 2 in the province of Québec, Wolf Creek Dam, Kentucky, Kasseb Pump Storage in Tunisia, Boruca in Costa Rica and Teesta III in India. Dr. Pigeon has also worked on the design of complex foundation projects, on the assessment of a number of existing dams, and as an expert to analyse a number of construction and failure related claims and to provide court testimony. As Chief Operating Officer of the company, Dr. Pigeon has implemented a quality control system based on the International Standard ISO 9000 and a modern ERP system. Aside from numerous reports to clients, he has published 7 technical papers, with others, mainly in proceedings of international conferences.

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