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Biography

Jean-Pierre Allaire

Jean-Pierre Allaire joined KPMG in 1975, where he worked as an auditor until 1978. He then joined the Tax Risk Advisory Services team, and was made a partner in 1985. Over the course of his career, Mr. Allaire has been a partner in charge of indirect tax and customs, workplace health and safety, transfer pricing, marketing, HR and recruitment, personal financial planning, tax services for executives working outside Canada, tax services for all of Quebec, as well as tax aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley and Bill 198. Mr. Allaire retired as an active partner on December 1, 2006, and now acts as an occasional consultant. From 1995 to 2007 he edited a paper entitled Gestion des accidents du travail au Québec (Managing Workplace Accidents in Quebec), published by Carswell/Éditions Yvon Blais.

Mr. Allaire currently chairs the board of Héma-Québec, and is chair of the Ordre des comptables Agréés du Québec (having been elected unopposed for a second term ending in September 2009). He also sits, as an independent director, on the boards of three limited partnerships that operate in the housing construction finance sector.

Mr. Allaire is a former member of Canada Revenue Agency's professional advisory board, has chaired the Conseil du Québec de l'Ordre de Saint-Jean, and was named a Knight of the Order of St.John of Jérusalem. He has also taught at the college level, and has taken part in practical courses and graded papers at the HEC Montréal business school and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Mr. Allaire earned a bachelor's degree from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in 1975, and graduated from the Institut des Administrateurs de Sociétés in 2007. He has been a certified CA since 1978, and became a Fellow (FCA) in 2002.