President and CEO, Tourisme Montréal
Yves Lalumière has served as the President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal since 2013. In 1986, with a Bachelor of Business Administration from UQAM in hand, he cut his teeth in the airline industry. Lalumière held executive positions at American Express over the span of two decades, playing a key role in the corporation’s airline negotiations, business travel sector and Canadian government account. In 2006, Yves began his journey at Transat Distribution Canada as VP of Operations and Business Development. Five years later, the leading retail distributor of holiday travel appointed him President. He sits on the boards of Palais des congrès de Montréal, C2 Montréal and Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec, in addition to being a member of the World Tourism Cities Federation. In 2016, Yves was conferred the title of Grand Ambassador by UQAM’s School of Management.