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Université de Montréal

The Chancellor - Frantz Saintellemy

Chancellor’s role

The Chancellor chairs the meetings of the university’s Board, which exercises the rights and powers necessary for the institution’s administration and development.

 

Biography

Frantz Saintellemy is Université de Montréal’s 14th Chancellor.

After graduating from Northeastern University in Boston in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and computer science, Mr. Saintellemy joined Analog Devices in the US, where he became General Manager and Automotive Product Manager while pursuing a distance degree in management, business and marketing at HEC Montréal. In 2004, he continued climbing the ladder when he returned to Montréal to become Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering at Future Electronics, while doing a post-doctorate in engineering, strategy and complex innovations at the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management. He then spent nearly four years in Dresden, Germany with the global semiconductor company ZMDI before returning to the United States to join Integrated Device Technology in Silicon Valley.

Since 2017, Mr. Saintellemy has been President and Chief Operating Officer of LeddarTech, a leader in environmental sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. He is also co-founder and Chair of the Board of Groupe 3737, one of Québec’s largest private business incubators. These commitments did not prevent him from further enriching his education and earning an EMBA from McGill University and HEC Montréal in 2020.

An entrepreneur, tech expert, speaker and philanthropist with over 25 years of experience in the electronics and automotive industries, Frantz Saintellemy is an internationally recognized expert in cutting-edge technologies who has been behind patents, innovations and start-ups. He sits on a number of boards, including Sharethrough, the APMA, the Québec Technology Association and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. He is an advisor to the Minister of the Economy and Innovation on Québec's research and innovation strategy and a member of the Québec Innovation Council.

Mr. Saintellemy was born in Haiti and grew up in Montréal's Saint-Michel and Montréal Nord districts. His humanistic vision and strong sense of community engagement have led him to become particularly involved in stimulating