July 08, 2024

The CHUM Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Line Beauchamp, Chief Operating Officer of MTY Food Group, as Chair of its Board of Directors. She is filling the shoes of the remarkably dedicated Marc M. Tremblay, who is wrapping up a seven-year term as Chair.

A renowned leader

Marie-Line Beauchamp holds a bachelor’s degree in food science and administration from McGill University. She has over 40 years of experience in senior management positions in food and hospitality, both here and abroad. Her solid experience with Sodexo Group, especially as Executive Vice-President for Canada and Vice-President, Corporate Social Responsibility, a position based in Paris, earned her multiple accolades, such as the Prix Femme d’Affaires du Québec for large private company leaders in 2006. Driven by her impressive skills as a manager and a leader, she was also President of les Rôtisseries St-Hubert and took her first steps in the world of philanthropy as Executive Director at Leucan.

Generosity and dedication

Marie-Line has drawn on her corporate director certificate to bring her collective and strategic vision to life in board rooms. She has generously given her time to issues surrounding food, a constant in her career, and health, such as by serving as a director for IRCM (Montreal Clinical Research Institute), the Fondation de l’ITHQ (Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec) and the Stop Hunger Foundation. In 2022, she joined the CHUM Foundation Board, where her inspiring leadership and interpersonal skills have made an indelible mark. Driven by a profound desire to do even more for the health of Quebecers, Marie-Line is now Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

It didn’t take long for Marie-Line’s rallying vision and incredible problem-solving skills to shine after she joined the Board of Directors two years ago. Our Board members and I are so proud to appoint her as Chair today. Her absolutely impressive professional career is a testament to both her passion and her natural ambition to lead teams to new heights. I have no doubt that she will be able to rally the community around her and that, together, we will do great things to support our university hospital and stay one step ahead to act faster than disease.
— Pascale Bouchard, CHUM Foundation President and CEO

I am incredibly moved and proud to be passing the torch to Marie-Line Beauchamp. With the impressive leadership and governance experience she has under her belt, I am confident that she is the right person to lead the Foundation toward increased success. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the members of our Board and campaign cabinet, to Pascale Bouchard, and to our donors for the trust they have placed in me. Philanthropy is essential to shaping a healthier future, and I am proud to have been able to contribute to the cause in this capacity. As outgoing Chair and now a regular Board member, I will continue working to promote the importance of supporting the Foundation to help CHUM teams to act faster than disease.
— Marc M. Tremblay

About the CHUM Foundation
At the CHUM Foundation, we rally a community of committed donors around the CHUM, a leader in the healthcare system. With their support, we provide a complementary source of funding that drives innovation, accelerates technological development, and enables the CHUM to excel in care, research, and teaching – so that no patient is left behind.