Our clients are supported by a multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to their development - and success - on international markets.
Ms. Michèle Jacques
General Manager and International Commissioner
Michèle Jacques began her career at Commerce International Québec Montérégie-Ouest (CIQMO) in 2007 as an Export Advisor before becoming the Executive Director of ORPEX in 2010. Since then, she has also served as an Administrator at CIQuebec.
Ms. Jacques received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and a Master's degree in International Management. She then worked for a United Nations agency in Switzerland before moving to the Montérégie region.
Since her arrival at the CIQMO, Ms. Jacques has developed various fields of expertise in the following areas: events, missions, training and special projects planning, strategic business intelligence, organizational financial recovery and sociology of foreign affairs.
Mrs. Lourdes Fretes
Director of Development and International Commissioner
In 2009, Mrs. Fretes began her career at Commerce International Québec Montérégie-Ouest (CIQMO) as an Export Consultant before becoming Development Director and International Commissioner in 2014.
Specializing in consulting, international markets, sales, entrepreneurship and sales channel creation for more than 20 years, Mrs. Fretes holds a university education in Computer Science and Sales and Marketing, an International Business Seminar from Sherbrooke and an ASP in launching a company of the Ministry of Education of Quebec.
Mrs. Fretes has developed various fields of expertise, among others, in: assisting manufacturing companies in their international business development, identifying business opportunities and obtaining financial support for the realization of international projects, training, seminars and missions abroad planning, buyers' receptions, etc.
Mrs. Fretes is fluent in Spanish, French, English, Portuguese and Guarani.