Mr. Pierre Lortie served as Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Quest Rare Minerals. Mr. Lortie served as President and COO of Bombardier Transportation, President and COO of Bombardier Capital, President and COO of Bombardier International, and President of Bombardier Aerospace, Regional Aircraft. He was Chairman, President and CEO of Provigo Inc., President and CEO of the Montreal Stock Exchange and a Senior Partner of Secor Inc. Mr. Lortie received an M.B.A. with honours from the University of Chicago, a license in applied economics from the Universite Louvain in Belgium, and a Bachelor's degree in applied sciences (engineering physics) from Universite Laval, Canada. He was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa in civil law from Bishop's University. He was elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 1988 and he was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 2001.