Our Team


A team driven by excellence


Coming from different backgrounds, the members of our team are involved and passionate in their activities such as science, finance and taxation.

We are proud to present a part of them:

Alice Sigé, Partner, Head of Sales and Marketing


«After graduating with a master’s degree in finance, I worked as a consultant in financing, taxation and innovation strategy for several years. These experiences allowed me to work for different industries in Europe and North America, but also to evaluate the offer and weaknesses of some consulting services.


I joined the ABGI team in 2017 because of its incredible ability to truly serve our clients. Today, I manage the Canadian subsidiary of ABGI Group and help companies from all sectors develop their innovation projects. »



Patricia Leclerc, Director of Business Development


« After more than 25 years of diversified experience in business development and project management, I have worked in many sectors such as digital transformation, telecommunications, manufacturing and tax incentives.


Today, at ABGi Canada, I help companies with their innovation financing strategy.  »


Karl Pinard, Senior Consultant on Tax Credits, Grants and Subsidies


« With a master’s degree in chemistry, I worked in Research & Development in various industries.


After 15 years of expertise in innovation funding for different companies, I have developed great skills to identifying technological advances related to R&D and to writing technical reports for grants and tax credit application. »


Solune Peyret, Consulting Manager, Grants and Subsidies


« After a study program in biology and biotechnology, I completed my background with a master’s degree in Project Management and Innovation.


At ABGi Canada, I am involved in various missions such as the mapping of public funding opportunities, tax credit and grant applications for the Life Sciences sectors such as health, agri-food and biotechnology. »


David Barbeau, Senior Consultant on Tax Credits, Grants and Subsidies


«With a background in Industrial Production, 12 years as a consultant and manager of tax credit incentive services for KPMG and over 20 years in manufacturing as a technician/supervisor, I have been exposed to many technology sectors such as print media, extrusion flexible packaging, pulp and paper, forest product processing, high capacity conveyor and high precision parts manufacturing.


At ABGI Canada, my role is to assist companies in identifying opportunities to obtain tax credits under the federal and provincial SR&ED programs and to obtain grants for companies in all sectors. »


Agnès Decencière, Senior Consultant, Tax and Innovation Financing 


« With my 20 years of experience in international taxation and innovation taxation, I have had the opportunity to work for large companies operating in different fields such as the technology industry (Hewlett-Packard), energy (Alstom) and cosmetics (L’Oréal).


Today, I support our clients in their search for reliable and sustainable solutions, adapted to their business reality and easy to implement. »


Alex Claudet, Funding Innovation Consultant


«I graduated as a general engineer with a specialisation in Innovation Strategy and Management.


At ABGI Canada, I assist companies through the various phases of a Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit claim.»


Baptiste Bertrand, Director of Business Development

«With a Master’s degree in International Business Development and a Master’s degree in Management Economics, I have been working for over 10 years in the sale of intellectual services in Europe and Canada.


Throughout my career, I have been able to manage business development, human resources (recruitment and skills maintenance), and marketing activities with a profile firmly focused on understanding needs, following up on business and ensuring customer satisfaction. »


Julien Lemieux, Director of Business Development


«Graduate of HEC Montreal, I have been, for the last 12 years, building a hybrid expertise in finance and innovation.
My experience in IT, eCommerce and banking makes me a valuable partner for Canadian businesses. What drives me is to facilitate decision process and add value. Cutting edge and innovations are things I always gravitated around, and this role fulfills this need of mine to learn more. I pride myself on making Business development more about relationships than deals.

At ABGI Canada, I help companies finance the next big thing!


Sophie Roques, Funding Innovation Consultant

«After graduating with a degree in political science, I did a master’s degree in innovation management.”


I just joined ABGI Canada to support the new business unit development and define new services.

I’m also in charge of our monitoring activity for funding programs. »