Emmanuel Verrier-Choquette is a trusted strategic adviser with a track record of serving clients across the private, public, and social sectors in mature, emerging and developing markets.
Upon moving on from McKinsey and building on experiences at small, medium and global consultancies, he let himself dream about how to bring together the best of all worlds. He was seeking ways of reconciling the independance and proximity that are core to the trusted adviser relationship with the access to resources required to deliver impact efficiently. Building on insights from his experience at a network consultancy and his graduate studies of alliances and network firms, he imagined the bespoke craftsmanship network model that Authentic Partners is built on.
Emmanuel's experiences include working at McKinsey & Company, notably with the Strategy & Innovation Practice in Europe and the McKinsey Global Institute in Washington D.C., as well as with Booz & Company in the Middle East, North Africa and the US. Previously, he had started in consulting with Secor, Canada’s leading strategy boutique at the time, after beginning his career with stints in Latin American market intelligence out of Miami and managing projects on behalf of the World Bank in several countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
A graduate in economics from the University of Toronto (M.A.), Université de Montréal (B.Sc.) and Maastricht University (Erasmus), he is also trained in management (strategy & organizational development) at HEC Montréal as well as in both Senior Executive Team Effectiveness and Leadership Development with Harvard professors.
Senior Executive Adviser
A seasoned executive, Gen Comtois is an EV, Mobility, Retail, Business Building, Pricing, Sales & Operations and Leadership Development Expert and Senior Executive Adviser.
In recent years, she led the entry in electric vehicle (EV) charging across North America for a global energy supermajor. In her role, she built and led a team of more than 25 and interfaced at the CEO and COO levels with subsidiaries, wholesalers, and partners. Working hand-in-hand with colleagues globally, she was responsible for all aspects of the business, from developing strategy, network planning, partnerships, business development, engineering, procurement and construction.
Ms. Comtois’ passion for the people, the business and the energy transition is contagious. Building on over 20 years with one of the world's most recognizable brands, she brings broad Retail experience to the EV space, having held numerous roles in P&L delivery, bus. dev. and implementation in Sales & Ops, Convenience Retailing, and Fuels Marketing.
A visible people champion with a track record of leading and coaching teams to superior results, Ms. Comtois is deeply committed to developing others. Earlier in her career, she launched the Women network in Canada. More recently, she has been leading the Women Career Development Program and the Senior Women Leadership Connect.
A graduate in Marketing (HEC Montreal), Ms. Comtois earned her Executive MBA from McGill. A regular speaker, she also serves on the Transportation Energy Institute's Board of Advisors and EV Council.