Top management change at UPA
On Tuesday, March 8th, Guylaine Gosselin announced that she would be stepping down from her position as the general director of the Union des Producteurs Agricole (UPA) on March 31st.
Stepping in to the position will be Charles-Felix Ross who holds a degree from the Université Laval and a master’s degree in agro-economy from Cornell University. Mr. Ross began his career at the UPA as an agroeconomist. In 1997 he became the general secretary of the Federation des producteurs acericoles du Quebec, a post he kept until 2008. His time at the heart of this organization contributed to expansion in the sector, production development and the put- ting in place of marketing tools. Since 2008, he has occupied the positions of director of the Direction recherches et politiques agricoles (DREPA) and the assistant general director of the UPA.
Mr. Ross is well-known for his expertise as an economist, particularly in the fields of agriculture, the food business and international commerce. His determination and leadership will be important additions to the organization when he begins on April 1st.
Ms. Gosselin was known for her exceptional work at the UPA. She began her career as a management counsellor in the Lanaudiere region and was the general director of the Federation des procucteurs de lait before becoming, in 2008, the first woman to head the UPA.