The team

Mohamed Qasimi

General manager and international trade commissioner 

Mohamed holds a Master degree in Management of SME and Economy of international activities delivered by the university of Lyon, a Bachelor degree in Business administration delivered by the university of Lille, and a certificate in International affairs completed within HEC Montreal. Mohamed has extensive experience in international development especially within electric field, where he assisted several French companies in their export projects to african markets. Mohamed has a significant experience in business development gained in Quebec and abroad.

His expertise in international business, and his deep understanding of the reality and the challenges that small and medium businesses are facing, are some of his skills that he use for the Côte-Nord region.

Evelyne Lessard 

International trade adviser 

Holder of an MBA in International Management and a Bachelor’s in Politics and Economics from Laval University. She received training on supply chain management, logistics and cross-cultural management during an internship at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Queretaro, Mexico. In addition, she had the chance to apply her academic knowledge during an internship in Indonesia under the organization EQWiP HUBs. This experience allowed her to offer training to partners on results-based management to establish monitoring tools in their projects. Thanks to the experience accumulated during her numerous stays abroad and her dynamism, she is ready to take on new challenges and support SMEs in the Côte-Nord region in their export marketing efforts.

To better serve the entire Côte-Nord region, Evelyne is present full-time in the city of Sept-Îles, in order to be closer to businesses in this city and those in the surrounding areas.

Board of directors

Steve Beaudin

Métal 7
MRC Sept-Rivières 

David Vaillancourt

Vice president
M3i Industriel
MRC Sept-Rivières

Luc Bérubé

MRC Manicouagan

Jonathan Savard

Les crabiers du Nord
MRC La Haute-Côte-Nord

Bobby Boucher

Nova-Pro Développement
MRC Minganie

Léo Saint-Onge

Services Sheni INC.
MRC Caniapiscau

Richard Imbeault

MRC Manicouagan


MRC Le Golfe du Saint-Laurent