Jacques Régis is named as the next IEC president

Jacques Régis

Jacques Régis was elected as the next IEC president during the 70th General Meeting in Berlin, Germany. He studied science at the Université de Montréal, where he obtained a B.Sc. in 1968 and an M.Sc. in materials chemistry in 1973. In 1983, he received a diploma in administration from the École des hautes études commerciales and a diploma from the International Centre for Research and Studies in Management, in Montréal.

Régis is a former President of Hydro-Québec TransEnergie and sat as member of the board of several subsidiaries of HQ International. He has also chaired the Transmission Council of the Canadian Electrical Association. A former Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) and a board member of Consorcio Transmantaro S.A. (Peru), Régis represented Canada on the Management Committee of the North America Electric Reliability Council (NERC).

He begins his one-year term as IEC President-elect on 1 January 2007 and a three-year term as IEC President on 1 January 2008.