Eileen Mercier is a professional independent director and former management consultant and senior vice-president and chief financial officer of Abitibi-Price Inc. Her career encompasses more than 40 years of general management experience in the forest products, financial services, integrated oil and communication industries.
From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Mercier ran her own management consulting firm, Finvoy Management Inc., which specialized in financial strategy, restructuring and corporate governance issues.
Ms. Mercier was one of Canada's first female professional directors. She sits on the boards of Intact Financial Corporation, Teekay Shipping Corporation and the University Health Network.
Ms. Mercier was named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence by Women of Influence magazine in 2011 and one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women by the Womens' Executive Network in 2012.
Ms. Mercier holds an MBA from York University and an MA from the University of Alberta. She is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and the Institute of Corporate Directors, and was awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from York University and the Wilfrid Laurier University.