Martin A. Roy
General director

Martin has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, corporate financial analysis and in work management. Among other things, he has worked as an industrial commissioner for the Conseil économique de Beauce and as a commercial account manager at Desjardins. The expertise he acquired during his ten years with the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, at the Central Office in Quebec City and at the Direction régionale de l’Outaouais, is an important asset in understanding the issues facing businesses. In addition, the experience he has gained working with the entrepreneurial and innovative community of the Outaouais region enabled him to fully assume his new CEO duties.

Chloé Martinetti
Director of Operations
and Development

With a degree in business administration and communication, Chloé has been immersed in the Outaouais region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for nearly ten years. During her various student, volunteer and professional endeavours – notably as international advisor at Export Outaouais and as project manager at cilex – she has built a solid network in the regional and pan-Quebec economic development community, along with a very good knowledge of the its dynamics. After having coached several businesses in marketing, innovation and export, managed several structuring projects and handled communications and event management for the organizations she worked for, Chloé now devotes herself to operations and development strategy planning for the innovation catalyst.

Anne-Marie Trudel
Director of Espace-O

With a master’s degree in political science relating to the structuring of power, Anne-Marie has been contributing to the development of the region for 20 years, notably as economic development coordinator for the Conférence régionale des élus de l’Outaouais. Having held the position of general director for the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais for 10 years, she has developed great management and organizational skills. As director of Espace-O, she wishes to put her leadership abilities at the service of the Outaouais region to support a culture of innovation and help accelerate business development.

Véronique Nabelsi, Ph.D.
Director of Research
and Development

Véronique, Ph.D. is a tenured professor in the department of administrative science at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She brings nearly 17 years of experience in the analysis and implementation of information systems, technology and innovation management, and process optimization. Among other things, she leads the eConsult Québec project in three major regions of the province. This initiative, which improves access to specialized services, will lead to a pan-Quebec deployment. As Director of Research and Development at Cilex, she works with the Outaouais ecosystem in the planning, evaluation and establishment of various innovative technology projects, and in coaching start-ups and businesses through the implementation of innovative practices.

Charles Lapointe
Innovation Catalyst

Business management graduate from the Université du Québec en Outaouais and entrepreneur himself, Charles brings the knowledge he acquired, notably as an account manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada, to the residents of Cilex. As project manager, he works in partnership with organizations to promote entrepreneurship in the Outaouais region. His experience in multiple fields allows him to make an impact in the development of the businesses he helps.

Farid Dagher, CPA, CMA
Innovation Catalyst

With a business management degree, a Chartered Professional Accountant title, and an entrepreneurial background, Farid brings more than 15 years of management experience acquired in a variety of roles andmandates in the public and private  sectors, as well as in entrepreneurship. He launched or contributed to the creation of more than a dozen businesses and start-ups in marketing, event management and economic development. As project manager and coach at Cilex, he works closely with the entrepreneurial ecosystem to fuel innovation.

Marie-Ève Riou, Ph.D.
Project Lead

Marie-Ève holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. Her academic clinical research background combined with her work as a lecturer and in exercise physiology laboratories are a testament to her field expertise in the health sector. Since 2015, she has been running her own company, Défi Entreprises Gatineau/Ottawa, which aims to promote a healthy lifestyle in local businesses, and she is the founder of the running team Course4FUN. Through her experience in health and safety, she became familiar with the workings of government ministries, risk prevention and performance indicators. Newly joining the Cilex team as a project manager, she aims to create a bridge between the entrepreneurial world and the academic world.

Jérémy Savage
Community Manager

Newly graduated with a degree in business administration, Jérémy brings with him the best of his university experiences, having participated in the Jeux du Commerce (JDC) and the Happening Marketing of the RÉFAEC. Formerly academic vice-president of the competition committee at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, his passion for marketing and entrepreneurship is backed by more than five years of experience as a sales consultant in one of Canada’s largest companies; he is not afraid to push his limits to reach his goals. Having won first place of the JDC 2019 Cas Surprise, he brings to Cilex his expertise in networking, teamwork and outstanding leadership.

Alan Bernardi
Innovation Expert

​A multidisciplinary expert with vision and ambition armed with a background in computer science and management, Alan possesses strong analytical skills and a solid background in research and technology. He has worked on various projects related to digital transformation, smart cities, intelligent transportation systems, electronic information management, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and fifth generation networks. Using his diversified experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, project management and technology transfer, he guides businesses in their innovation endeavours.

Maha Jazouli, Ph.D.

Artificial Intelligence Expert

Maha holds a doctorate in computer science with specialization in artificial intelligence (machine learning). Her research focuses on automatic detection and tracking of unusual behavior using machine learning algorithms. His academic background and professional experiences have given him the opportunity to enrich and diversify his knowledge. Maha brings her know-how to Cilex to support and help companies to carry out their innovative projects.

Sylvia Andriamaharosoa, Ph.D.

SR&ED Expert

​​With a doctorate in information science and technology, a master’s degree in manufacturing systems technology and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, Sylvia Andriamaharosoa has more than 15 years of experience in SR&ED. As an expert in applied research and innovation, she assists companies in their tax credit application process and in the evaluation of R&D relating to information technology management and the Audit for Industry 4.0 program. She also advises companies in the choice and adoption of new technologies or business processes.

Antonio Misaka, M.Sc.A.

Information Technology


As a software engineering researcher, Antonio holds a Master of Applied Science in engineering from Technology Innovation Management at Carleton University. He brings more than 15 years of experience in software engineering requirements, software development and systems administration. As a system administrator, Antonio is involved with virtualization and cloud computing environments, software solutions integration, and researching and developing solutions for SR&ED projects.

Kim Larocque, CT
Content Writer

A graduate of the Université du Québec en Outaouais in translation and writing, and in art and design, Kim uses her knowledge and experience in administration along with her experience working with the public to support the Cilex team. As a content writer, she ensures communications between Cilex, the members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the general public while promoting innovation in the region.

James Landry
Administrative Assistant

A graduate in graphic design and current student in professional translation at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, James Landry assists the Cilex team with administrative tasks, contributing to the smooth running of operations. His linguistic abilities in French and English help facilitate communications with companies and better support the members of the entrepreneurial space.