Management Team

SOFIAC has a management team recognized across Canada and comprises seasoned experts in innovative financing and the use of the energy performance contract concept.

This team also has the support of the Fondaction and Econoler teams for all administrative, financial, and technical support needs. The team therefore counts on more than 20 experts with all the expertise required for operations.

Michel Méthot, P.Eng.

Executive Vice president | Quebec and Eastern Canada

Michel has more than 30 years of experience in the energy efficiency sector as well as in building management and control systems. Having held several managerial positions in large energy service companies in North America, he has developed solid experience in the use of energy performance contracts in the public and private sectors across Canada. He has been involved as manager and technical expert in hundreds of projects for which he directed contractual development and implementation activities.


Stuart Galloway

Executive Vice president | Ontario and Western Canada

Stuart has managed the successful investment and delivery of over $15 billion of infrastructure assets delivered through alternative project finance structures. He founded three national advisory practices in Canada within the infrastructure and energy sector, including offerings around energy sustainability and carbon reduction. He has also established and implemented innovative financing structures to develop new infrastructure delivery models across Canada. His advisory roles include expertise of the UK, European and Canadian infrastructure markets, across both the public and private sectors.


Gabriel Desmarais, P.Eng.

Director of operations | Quebec and Eastern Canada

Gabriel has been working in the energy efficiency sector for more than 10 years. On top of having developed solid technical and financial experience in project development and implementation, he has developed specific expertise in the use of energy performance contracts in both the private and public sectors. He specializes especially in financial structuring adapted to energy efficiency projects, as well as in the tendering process and contract negotiation.

Ivan Gerginov

Director of operations | Ontario and Western Canada

Ivan has more than 15 years of experience in climate and sustainable finance. For the past 10 years, his work has been exclusively focused on the design, implementation, monitoring and impact evaluation of specialized financing mechanisms in over 40 countries. Furthermore, Ivan has managed or has been directly involved in the implementation of such facilities, which financed green projects totalling over $2 billion, with investors such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and others.

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