Ms. Sophie Labesse is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec (CPA). Since October 2018, she has been Acting Executive Director of the Capital Culture Québec Fund. Ms. Labesse also holds the position of Executive Director of Corporate Financial Services and Tax Measures at SODEC. She has a very good knowledge of cultural industries and financial tools. She is a member of the board of directors of the Capital Culture Québec Fund (FCCQ) and also of the Culture and Communications Investment Fund (FICC).
Ms Girard is an investment, management and finance specialist, with 25 years’ experience in cultural industries. She held the position of Director, Business Affairs & Coproduction at Telefilm Canada. In this senior management role, she was responsable of managing financing agreements, administering the Canada Media Fund programs, as well as making treaty coproduction recommendations to Department of Canadian Heritage.
Prior to joining Telefilm in 2006 she was General Manager, Enterprise Funding and Investments at SODEC for heigh years. She also worked as financial analyst in funding.
Graduated in accounting and administration, she started her career as an auditor in both France and Québec. She holds titles of Chartered accountant (CPA CA), and, Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
Board of directors
Sophie Labesse, CPA, CMA
Solidarity Fund QFL (Fonds de solidarité FTQ)
The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a development capital fund that invests in all sectors of the Québec economy. With net assets of $8.2 billion as of November 30, 2011, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ is the largest development capital network in Québec.
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
The Government of Québec via the SODEC (Société de développement des entreprises culturelles).
The SODEC is a Québec government agency that supports the Québec cultural industries as well as the production, marketing and distribution of Québec cultural products and services.