Serge Bourassa joined CEIM in 1997 to build its New Technology group. In year 2000 he launched, in the Cité du multimédia, CEIM’s Centre de développement des technologies de l’information, which provided major financial benefits to many start-ups. In 2014, the « Québec Innovation » project that he initiated was selected by the Canadian Accelerators and Incubators Program, CEIM being identified among the best-in-class organizations in Canada.
Serge Bourassa has over twenty-five years of experience, mostly in financing, business management and strategy. Before joining CEIM, he worked at the Banque Nationale de Paris (Canada), Roynat Inc. and the Canadian Bankers Association (professional training). He practised bank law and corporate law with the law firm of McMaster Meighen (later merged with Borden Ladner Gervais). Serge Bourassa also practised as a management consultant and lawyer in independent practice serving the Development Bank of Canada and small and medium-sized enterprises. Serge Bourassa has taught business financing and sectorial analysis at HEC Montréal and finance at UQAM.
Serge Bourassa holds a B.B.A. from HEC Montréal, a M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and participated in an exchange program with Université Catholique de Louvain. He also holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Law from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec.