Richard Chénier

CEO - Centech

As the CEO of Centech, one of the most successful university incubators in the world according to UBI-Global, Mr. Chénier holds an important place in both the Montreal and the Canadian startup ecosystem. Dedicated to the advancement of high technology through entrepreneurship, he is at the crossroads of high-potential start-up companies, many of which originated in universities. In 2018, he was named among the 50 Quebecers Who Create the Extraordinary by Urbania magazine. Mr. Chénier also sits on the Board of Directors of the Quebec Innovation Council, Aéro Montreal and Bonjour Startup Montreal. He also collaborates with the Institute of Leadership in Management and offers his expertise in the field of team contribution optimization.

Recent awards

  • CANIE Award as Entrepreneur Support Organization of the Year for the Quebec Region from Entrepreneurs and Innovators Foundation of Canada (2020)
  • Top 20 most successful university incubators in the world according to UBI-Global (2019)
  • Among the 50 Quebecers Who Created the Extraordinary in Urbania magazine (2018)
  • Top 10 best business acceleration programs in academia according to UBI-Global (2018)

Current implications

  • Board member of the Quebec Innovation Council
  • Board member of Aéro Montréal