Marie-Chantale has over 20 years of experience in partnerships, strategy and marketing. As the Director of Partnerships at BDC, she manages all partnerships and strategic alliances. Prior to that, she held the position of Director of Business Development and Marketing at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) where she developed new strategies for the sales and marketing team. Marie-Chantale also worked as Communications and Marketing Director for Bell Canada and for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In addition, she has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Canadian Department of National Defense, promoting the Government of Canada's international multilateral programs and national defence policies. Marie-Chantale is also a member of the board of directors of the Théâtre d’aujourd’hui, the MBA Association of Quebec and Microcrédit Montréal. She holds an MBA from HEC Montréal and a BA in political science from Laval University.