National Academic Director
President, Competia; Director, BRP Inc., Audemars Piguet, Martur, Ivanhoé Cambridge and Agropur; Advisory Board Member, Groupe Sélection and LifeScore; Board Member, Quebec Chapter, Institute of Corporate Directors
Estelle Métayer is an expert in Competitive and Strategic Intelligence. Her research focuses on how managers, CEOs, and board members build and improve their strategic planning and/or competitive intelligence function to avoid strategic blind spots. An adjunct professor for McGill University, she teaches in the Advanced Leadership Programs, the International Masters for Health Leadership, The Analytics Leadership Program and the Executive MBA among others. For the Institute of Corporate Directors’ certification and training programs, she leads modules around strategic blind spots, technology oversight, governance of technology and social media crisis management. Estelle is or has also been a guest lecturer in programs led or co-led by IMD (Lausanne) since 2008, the IMB (India), INSEAD (France) or MIT (United States).
Estelle is an independent member of the board of BRP inc
($DOO on the TSX, $DOOO on the NASDAQ) and a member of the Audit Committee. She is an independent director for Audemars-Piguet (Swiss luxury watches), a private family business in Switzerland, is a member of the Strategy Committee, the HR and Compensation Committee and chairs the Investment Committee. She is a member of the board of Agropur, a dairy co-op (Canada), a member of the Governance, of the Technology and of the Sustainable Development Committees. She is a member of the board of Ivanhoe Cambridge (real estate investments, a 60bn$ fund) and is the chair of the Governance and Ethics Committee and a member of the HR and Compensation Committee. She is a board member of family business Martur Fompak (automobile, Turkey) and a member of the Audit Committee. She serves on the advisory boards of LifeScore (UK) an AI music software start-up, and Groupe Sélection (Retirement homes-Montreal, Canada). She is also a board member of the executive of the Institut des Administrateurs de Société (Quebec Chapter of Institute of Corporate Directors) where she chairs the Technology Committee. Previously, she was a member of the board of Zag Bank (a Charter 1 Canadian online bank)(Calgary, Canada), Blockstream (blockchain technology) (Mountain View) and video-game developer Ubisoft ($UBI on Euronext) where she chaired the Compensation Committee. She also served on the advisory board of Ricardo Media (Media- Montreal, Canada, acquired by Sobeys/Empire in 2021).
Estelle was trained in the Netherlands, where she obtained her MBA and Drs. from the University of Nijenrode. She speaks French, English, German, Dutch, Italian and is learning Arabic and Turkish. She is also a mother, a commercial pilot and flight instructor.