Vision Marine Technologies appoints 31st Premier of Quebec, Dr. Philippe Couillard, to the Board of Directors

Vision Marine

Sept 19, 2023

Vision Marine Technologies Inc., a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Philippe Couillard as an Independent Director to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Couillard brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse range of experiences to his new role, and he will be instrumental in guiding Vision Marine through its next phase of growth and innovation.

Dr. Couillard received his medical degree in 1979 and completed his specialty training in neurosurgery in 1985 at the Université de Montréal. With over 20 years of distinguished medical practice in Canada and abroad, Dr. Couillard has demonstrated a strong commitment to healthcare and public service.

Dr. Couillard previously served as the Minister of Health for the province of Quebec from 2003 to 2008 and was the 31st Premier (First Minister) of Quebec from 2014 to 2018. His unique career encompasses an impressive blend of prior experience with electrification of transport, from public policy and business achievements, as well as medical and academic, positioning him as a leading authority in multiple disciplines.

As an Independent Director, Dr. Couillard will provide invaluable insights and strategic advice, particularly in areas that align with his extensive expertise in business, throughout North America and globally, public policy, and international relations. His appointment is expected to fortify Vision Marine’s governance and aid in its long- term strategic initiatives. Dr. Couillard has also been appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board.

“We look forward to Dr. Couillard’s contributions to Vision Marine, and his extraordinary blend of business experience, battery expertise, and political acumen positions him as an invaluable asset in our mission to revolutionize the boating industry with electric power. This appointment is not merely a new chapter for our company; it’s a pivotal moment that underscores our commitment to excellence, innovation, and social responsibility,” stated Alex Mongeon, CEO of Vision Marine.

Dr. Couillard stated, “My appreciation of Vision Marine’s potential for growth brought me to this role, and I look forward to sharing my desire to contribute to value creation with other directors and management.”

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