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HR leader at Cascades named to Pulp & Paper Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 list for 2023

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August 30, 2023
By Talent Canada


Marie-Karine Leblanc HR Corporate Director Cascades (CNW Group/Cascades Inc.)

Marie-Karine Leblanc, the HR corporate director for Cascades, has been named to Pulp & Paper Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 list for 2023.

Pulp & Paper Canada is a sister publication to Talent Canada.

After graduating in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in organizational development, Leblanc joined Cascades’ change management team in 2011. As soon as she arrived, she excelled with her charisma and the speed with which she forged bonds with her colleagues, regardless of their job position, the company said in a press release.

“Over the past 12 years, she and her team have developed a structured change management approach unique to Cascades, which is still admired by many companies,” it said.

“Her business acumen and excellent understanding of operations have led her to get involved in major projects that have significantly benefited her peers. Her leadership skills have enabled her to hold a number of positions in several of the company’s divisions since her arrival. Marie-Karine is a role model and a true representation of what an HR business partner should be within an organization.”

Cynthia Larose, a regional operations manager at Cascades, was also named to the Pulp & Paper Canada list.

“Today, I would like to pay tribute to these two remarkable women, who embody all the talent of the younger generation and give us confidence in the future. Cascades is not only proud to see its young female leaders stand out in its ranks, but also to see their sustained efforts recognized outside the company,” said Cascades president and CEO Mario Plourde.


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