As Managing Director of Branding for Canada and as Managing Director of Quebec at Google, Marie-Josée Lamothe helps brands harness the best of the web to grow their business in Canada and Internationally.
A 20 year veteran of the competitive world of Consumer Product Marketing, Marie-Josée Lamothe is best noted for her expertise in International Management and Branding. Prior to joining Google Canada, she held various roles during her 12 years at L’Oréal from International Marketing Director, in France to CMO & CCO in Canada where her main mandate was to leverage the strengths of digital to help L’Oréal’s 33 beauty brands compete.
Mrs Lamothe sits as a Director on the Pharmacie Jean Coutu Board, the ALDO Board, the Reitman’s Canada Limited Board, the IRCM Board (Montreal Clinical Research Institute). She was also appointed by the Treasury Board of Canada to the Audit committees for both the Employment and Social Development of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency.
She was recently appointed to the 2017 Advisory Council on Economy and Innovation for the Government of Quebec and is also a Member of Canada 150 Research Chairs Multidisciplinary Review Panel which aims to award research chair positions to Canadian universities and enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence
In the past 5 years, Mrs Lamothe was recognized by McGill University’s Desautels business school with the 2018 Management Achievement Award, by the University of Montreal for her contribution to the advancement of our society, by InfoPresse nominated her as a Personality of the Year in Quebec. She was also recognized among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Financial Post, Canada’s Marketers of the Year by Strategy magazine and Forbes Magazine recognized her as a Top Minds To Follow in North America.
Mrs Lamothe is a graduate in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Montreal.