Notice of Appointment: Two Experienced Managers join Éco Entreprises Québec

Montréal, April 9, 2024 — Éco Entreprises Québec is bolstering its management team. Consequently, ÉEQ is proud to announce the appointments of Lana Fiset and Marie José Karam. The creation of two new roles – combining strategy and vision – reflects ÉEQ’s commitment to excellence and respect for its values of equity responsibility and vigilance.

Lana Fiset

Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Legal and Public Affairs

Lana Fiset specializes in governance, as well as in commercial, corporate, contractual, business and labour law, in both the private and public sectors. Until recently, she held the position of Executive Director, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary at a public transit agency in the metropolitan area.

Previously, she held the position of Vice Rector of Governance, Human Resources and Corporate Secretary at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique. Her rich professional background includes experience acquired with some well-known companies in the financial and research fields.

With a bachelor’s degree in law and a certificate in governance from Université Laval, Lana will use all her know-how for the organization’s benefit. At ÉEQ, she will be responsible for the integrity of the governance framework, the coordination of the activities of the Board of Directors and its committees, and the supervision of the Legal Affairs Department Directorate and of the Communications, Public Affairs and Government Relations Branch.

Marie José Karam

Vice President, Material End Markets and Recovery
Marie José Karam is a seasoned business manager and entrepreneur who most recently held the position of Vice President and General Manager of a large manufacturing company where she was responsible for negotiations and import-export in wholesale markets for food products, among other things.

Previously, she was the founder and president of a company specializing in the import and marketing of wines, beers and spirits in Quebec, Ontario , and the United States. Her experience allows her to fully understand and commit to fulfilling ÉEQ’s new responsibilities as the owner of the recyclable materials marketed by the producers it represents.

With a BBA in Economics and International Business from HEC Montréal, Marie José will be responsible for developing and implementing various strategies and contracts related to the marketing and recovery of materials from curbside recycling for ÉEQ.

About Éco Entreprises Québec

Since 2005, Éco Entreprises Québec, a private, non-profit organization, has been representing producers who market packaging, containers and printed matter in their responsibility to finance curbside recycling. Appointed as a producer responsibility organization (PRO) in 2022, ÉEQ is in charge of managing curbside recycling in Québec from a sustainable development perspective.

As the leader in extended producer responsibility (EPR), ÉEQ develops, manages and advises its producer members on circular economy solutions to reduce their environmental footprint. To achieve this, ÉEQ places ecodesign, recyclability and traceability at the heart of its actions with its partners. ÉEQ will continue to fulfill its role as a PRO during the transition from the compensation plan to EPR curbside recycling.

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Marie-Claude Rivet
Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs
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