Jocelyne Lafrenière

Ms. Lafreniere is the President and Chief Executive Officer of JFL International Inc. She is a retired partner of KPMG Canada, one of the world’s largest professional services firms, where she led the Compliance Services and the International Development Assistance Services of their Ottawa office. She is the author of the inspiring book, Hello, Marvelous You, and one of the co-authors of the book The Soul of Success. She is also the author of twelve business management courses.

Throughout her career, Jocelyne has actively championed for the empowerment of women, the protection of children, and education. She is a former President of the Quebec Business Women Network (Outaouais region) and Vice-President of Femmes d’affaires sans frontières. Her investment in youth has been wide-ranging, from being a volunteer with Youth Action, to her role as a Board Member of Kids Connection Haiti (Canadian branch) and Save the Children Canada. Jocelyne is the founder and president of the JFL Foundation, which advances the lives of underprivileged people around the world through education and entrepreneurship. While working at KPMG, she has taught accounting and financial management at the Université du Québec à Gatineau and other education institutions.

Jocelyne holds a bachelor of commerce degree. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and a Certified Internal Control Auditor. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her significant contribution to the community in Canada and abroad.