Isabelle Marcoux
Chair of the Board


Isabelle Marcoux is Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. since February 2012. She was Vice Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. from 2007 and Vice President, Corporate Development from 2004. In this latter role, she was responsible for the strategic planning process and mergers and acquisitions. Between 1997 and 2004, Ms. Marcoux held various positions within the Corporation. Before joining Transcontinental, she was a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.


Isabelle Marcoux is a member of the boards of George Weston Limited, Rogers Communications Inc. and Power Corporation of Canada. She is also member of the board of The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation.


Ms. Marcoux is actively involved with Centraide of Greater Montreal. She is a member of the Major Donors Cabinet, was co-chair of the Centraide of Greater Montreal 2016 campaign, an important fund drive, and also co-chaired the 2015 Leaders' Circle campaign. Ms. Marcoux has also co-chaired a number of fundraising events and has been actively involved in a number of major fundraising campaigns for organizations such as the Montreal Heart Institute, the Montreal Children's Hospital, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Tel-Jeunes Foundation, the Young Musicians of the World Foundation and the Foundation Montreal inc.  


In 2017, Isabelle Marcoux became the first Canadian to win the Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership from the global organization WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD), most notably in recognition of her proven leadership in making strategic decisions to ensure the organization's long-term growth. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec, recognizing the impact of her continuous community involvement. Ms. Marcoux has also been recognized three times as one of Canada's 100 most powerful women by the Women's Executive NetworkTM (WXN), namely in the "Corporate Directors" category in 2016 and in the "Corporate Executives" category in 2010 and 2012. In 2015, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec awarded her the Mercure Leadership Germaine-Gibara Award in the Large Business category, acknowledging the exceptional contribution of a businesswoman who has demonstrated audacity and influence throughout her career and within her industry. In 2014, Ms. Marcoux was named to the prestigous list of Canada's Top 50 Business Leaders by Power & Influence magazine. In 2010, Ms. Marcoux was named Personality of the week by La Presse and Radio-Canada in recognition of an outstanding career that has earned her positions on the boards of major Canadian companies. In 2007, she was a recipient of Canada's Top 40 under 40TM award, a national program which honours 40 Canadians under 40 who have distinguished themselves in their roles.


Ms. Marcoux holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics, and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Law, both from McGill University. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1995. She is married to François Olivier and they are the parents of two children, Jeanne and Philippe.