Week 2018


Marie-Josée Lamothe

Founder, President, Tandem International

November 21, 2018 | 2:30 pm


A 25-year veteran of the competitive consumer products world, Marie Josée Lamothe is best noted for her expertise in international management and omni-channel branding.

Ms. Lamothe is the Founder of Tandem International, an advisory firm specializing in omni-channel retailing and branding, covering areas such as brand building, corporate reputation, business restructuring, human capital with an emphasis on profit-driven analytics. Prior to founding Tandem International, Ms. Lamothe was Managing Director at Google Canada for nearly five years, where she helped brands harness the power of digital to scale their business in Canada and globally.

Ms. Lamothe sits on the Board of Directors of The ALDO Group, Reitmans Canada Limited, LightSpeed, and OSMO, a not-for-profit organization created to support the development of the start-up ecosystem in Montreal.

Ms. Lamothe was appointed by the Treasury Board of Canada to the Audit committee of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). She is also a Professor of Practice at the Desautels business faculty of McGill University, at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management.

Prior to joining Google, she held various roles during her 12 years at L’Oréal, from International Marketing Director in France to CMO & CCO in Canada, where she leveraged the strengths of digital to help L’Oréal’s 33 beauty brands compete.

Ms. Lamothe was appointed to the 2017 Advisory Council on Economy and Innovation for the Government of Quebec and was a Member of Canada 150 Research Chairs Multidisciplinary Review Panel, which aims to award research chair positions to Canadian universities and enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence.

Ms. Lamothe is a graduate of Mathematics and Economics from the University of Montreal.

Marie-Josée Lamothe