Grondines swamp, freshwater estuary, St. Lawrence River (photo by Claude DuchaƮne)

Grondines swamp, freshwater estuary, St. Lawrence River (photo by Claude DuchaƮne)

Jean Laporte joins management team of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec

October 25, 2017


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Canada's leading not-for-profit private land conservation organization is pleased to announce that Jean Laporte joined the organization in the fall of 2017 as regional vice-president.

In his role, he will contribute his management and business development expertise to strengthen the presence and actions of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec.

“I am delighted that Jean Laporte has arrived at this important time in the growth of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec. Through his expertise, he will contribute to the organization’s success in order to bequeath remarkable natural sites, havens for precious flora and fauna, to future generations,” says John Lounds, NCC president and CEO.

Biographical notes

A skilled manager and a wise entrepreneur, Jean has had a remarkable career in business.

Laporte is a well-known speaker in Quebec and in the rest of Canada, on topics such as work organization, leadership and change, for corporate conferences as well as on television for RDI and TVA.

In addition to his role in corporate settings, he has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, such as with YPO and the Club des petits déjeuners (Breakfast Club of Canada). He has also been designated as a Master Executive Coach by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

In 1987, and for the next 10 years at Apple Canada, Laporte held such significant positions as vice-president for Quebec and director, business division, for Eastern Canada.

Recruited by Fido in 1997 as its national vice-president of sales, he led this retail channel, with 57 points of sale and more than 600 employees, to its greatest successes to date.

From 2002 to 2009, he was president of Rogers Communications for Eastern Canada, and greatly improved the company’s market share and profitability. He was responsible for small businesses, corporate accounts and various government accounts.

He was accredited as a corporate director in 2007 and is the current chair of the board of directors for Collège Notre-Dame, and a board member for Orizon Mobile.

His book, Laporte de la réussite, was published in January 2009 and has sold more than 1,500 copies.

As president and founder of the Laporte group, a consulting firm specializing in top-line growth and business plan implementation, Laporte has been sharing his business expertise and key learnings with companies and leaders since 2011. He has created a new area of practice by combining two approaches that are essential for clients — consultation and coaching — resulting in what he refers to as “coachsultation.”


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada's leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares, coast to coast. In Quebec, NCC has conserved over 98,800 acres (40,000 hectares) of ecologically significant land through land donations, purchases and conservation agreements.
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Media Contact:

Elizabeth Sbaglia
Communications Manager, Quebec Region
Nature Conservancy of Canada
514-876-1606 x6240

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