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Chief Executive Officer

Philippe A. Tanguy


Philippe A. Tanguy has been Chief Executive Officer of Polytechnique Montréal since January 8, 2018.

Mr. Tanguy holds a doctoral degree in applied physics from Université Paris Diderot and a PhD in chemical engineering from Université Laval. He was a professor of chemical engineering for 25 years, including two at Dalhousie University in Halifax, eight at Université Laval in Québec City, then 15 in Polytechnique’s Department of Chemical Engineering, where he also held two research chairs.

For nine years, he served in a senior management position with Total SA in France and Germany, where he was, among other things, in charge of scientific affairs and partnerships. His missions included transformation of the existing energy system into an energy mix based on renewable sources.

Throughout his career, Mr. Tanguy has been closely involved with engineering, including as an organizer of the 8th World Conference of Chemical Engineering in Montréal, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Société Française du Génie des Procédés. He is also Chairman of the World Chemical Engineering Council, having sat on its Executive Committee since 2004.

Mr. Tanguy is the author of more than 300 articles published in scientific journals as well as in seminar and conference proceedings. He has also served on the editorial boards of several renowned scientific journals.

Mr. Tanguy has a very clear vision of the contribution that Polytechnique Montréal can make to Québec society and of the nature of its international visibility and influence. His mandate as CEO of Polytechnique is founded on his international experience, and is informed by creativity, agility and collaboration.

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