Sylvain Lafrance joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1978 as a journalist. In the fall of 2005, the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors appointed him Executive Vice-President of CBC/Radio-Canada French Services, entrusting him with the integration of Radio-Canada’s radio, television and web services.
It was under his leadership that several major projects of the digital era were born, including TOU.TV and Bande-à-part.
He left Radio-Canada in October 2011 and became Adjunct Professor at HEC Montréal. He is also director of “Gestion”, a quarterly magazine covering major trends in the world of management.
Mr. Lafrance is a member of the Board of Directors of Attraction Media, a Fellow of the Public Policy Forum of Canada and chairs the board of directors of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
He is also a member of the Order of Canada, a Knight of the Order of La Pléiade (awarded by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie), a Knight of the French National Order of Arts and Letters and a Knight of the French National Legion of Honour.