Estelle Métayer

President, Competia

Advises CEOs and their boards of directors in their tactical and competitive approach to avoid strategic “blind spots.”

Entrepreneur, trend-spotter, public speaker (Davos 2012 on sensing weak signals). Leader of strategic workshops on future trends and industry disruption. Adjunct professor, McGill University (Canada). Guest lecturer, IMD (Switzerland), and in joint programs with MIT (United States), IMB (India) and INSEAD (France). Faculty, Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada). Formerly at McKinsey & Company (Canada); CAE (Canada); ING Bank (Netherlands, Poland); Bouygues (France, United Kingdom).

Independent director, member of the Audit Committee, BRP Inc. (TSX: $DOO-Canada, NASDAQ: $DOOO). Independent director, member of the Strategy Committee and the Human Resources Committee, and Chair of the Investment Committee, Audemars Piguet (Switzerland). Member of the Board of Directors, member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Chair of the Governance and Ethics Committee, Ivanhoé Cambridge. Member of the Board of Directors, and member of the Audit Committee, Martur Fompak (Turkey—automotive). Member of the Board of Directors, ICD Quebec.

Formerly: Member of the Advisory Board, Ricardo Media (Canada); Groupe Sélection (Canada) and LifeScore (United Kingdom). Independent director, Blockstream (Montreal, San Francisco—sidechain/blockchain technology); Independent director and Chair of the Compensation Committee, Ubisoft Entertainment SA (Euronext: $UBI-France, 2012 to 2016); independent director, Zag Bank, a 100% digital bank (Calgary, Canada); director, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (Canada), Canada World Youth (Canada).

PhD and MBA, University of Nijenrode, the Netherlands. Arista Sunlife Award for “Entrepreneur of the Year” (2000). Speaks French, English, German, Italian and Dutch, and is learning Arabic and Turkish. Aircraft pilot (commercial licence) and certified flight instructor. When she’s not flying, she can usually be found on Twitter


  • Human Resources and Compensation
  • Governance and Ethics (President)