President and Chief Executive Officer
Alexandre L’Heureux is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. Mr. L’Heureux joined WSP as Chief Financial Officer in July 2010, and held this role until transitioning to the role of President and CEO in October 2016. Mr. L’Heureux’s vision and leadership have been key to WSP’s global growth, completing more than 60 acquisitions throughout his time at the company, thus significantly increasing WSP’s geographical footprint and adding close to 50,000 talented employees to our workforce. Mr. L’Heureux brings to WSP over 25 years of international experience, with a strong skillset in finance, mergers and acquisitions and business strategy. Before joining WSP, from 2005 to 2010, Mr. L’Heureux was a Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Auven Therapeutics L.L.L.P. Prior to that, he developed extensive knowledge of the alternative investments industry as the Vice President of Operations at Citibank - Hedge Fund Services (formerly BISYS Hedge Fund Services). He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute. Mr. L’Heureux was also appointed Fellow of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (Quebec CPA Order) in 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
Alain Michaud is the Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He held the role of Senior Vice President, Operational Performance and Strategic Initiatives before transitioning to the role of CFO in February 2020. Before joining WSP, Mr. Michaud was a senior partner at PwC Canada for over 20 years and a member of both the Canadian and Quebec Leadership Teams. Mr. Michaud holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Sherbrooke. He obtained his CPA, CA designation in 1997.
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Philippe Fortier is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Corporation. Before joining WSP, Mr. Fortier was a partner of the law firm McCarthy Tétrault where he practiced corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate finance, for over 15 years. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Laval University and is a member of the Quebec Bar.
Global Chief Human Resources Officer
Megan Van Pelt
Megan Van Pelt is WSP Chief Human Resources Officer. She joined WSP in 2017 as Chief Human Resources Officer for WSP USA. With over 20 years of experience in human resources, she oversees WSP’s HR programs including strategy, talent acquisition, employee development, succession planning, compensation and benefits.
Prior to joining the firm, she was with Starwood Retail Partners, where she led all facets of human resources for the company’s corporate headquarters and 30 properties across 15 US states. Ms. Van Pelt has also held executive roles at Jones Lang LaSalle, Sears Holdings Corporation, and Lend Lease. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Xavier University. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.