Management Team

  • Frédéric Perron

    President

    Frédéric Perron

    President

    Frédéric Perron joined Cogeco in September 2020 as President of Cogeco Connexion, the Canadian broadband unit of Cogeco Communications. Frédéric has more than 20 years of managerial experience at leading international telecommunications and financial services companies such as T-Mobile, Vodafone and Capital One. 

    He has a proven track record in marketing, sales, customer service, operations, eCommerce, product development and IT. Before joining Cogeco, Frédéric held the role of Chief Commercial Officer of a team of 3000 employees at T-Mobile Poland, serving 7 million customers. 

    Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice-President at Rogers Communications, where he worked in both cable and wireless services. He also ran different businesses for Vodafone in the United Kingdom (UK) and the Czech Republic, for T-Mobile in the UK, and for Capital One in Canada and the UK. Frédéric holds a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University and a master’s in management from Queen’s University.

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  • Nancy Audette

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer

    Nancy Audette

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer

    Nancy Audette has more than 25 years of experience in Québec and internationally. She previously served as Vice-President and General Manager of Fido Mobile for all of Canada.

    She has also held senior management and executive roles in sales, marketing and operations in several companies, including TC (Transcontinental) Media, Rogers and Microcell. Her expertise in telecommunications was also put to good use internationally for several years, specifically in Brazil, the Czech Republic and Morocco, with companies such as TIW.

    She joined Cogeco in 2021, as Vice-President and General Manager for the Québec region.

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  • Michel Blais

    Vice President, Network, Operations & Technology Delivery

    Michel Blais

    Vice President, Network, Operations & Technology Delivery

    Michel Blais has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has worked in various companies and has held several management positions, first in engineering and then in operations. He joined Cogeco in 2007 and has held several different roles.

    Since 2019, he has led the Technology Operations department, including IT, operations and network management. Michel holds a bachelor’s degree in unified engineering from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and an MBA from McGill University and HEC Montréal business school.

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  • Caroline Dignard

    Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer

    Caroline Dignard

    Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer

    Caroline Dignard has more than 30 years of legal expertise, including more than two decades in the telecommunications industry. In 2003, she joined Cogeco, where she held several roles before being appointed Vice-President of Legal Affairs for Cogeco Connexion in 2013.

    Prior to working in corporate legal departments, Caroline practised with law firms in various domains such as criminal, real estate, corporate, commercial and environmental law. She was also co-leader of the Cogeco Women's Network for several years. In 2017, Cogeco Connexion’s Legal department was awarded the Best Canadian Legal Department Award at the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards in New York.

    Caroline is a law graduate of Université de Montréal, a member of the Québec Bar and holds an executive MBA from McGill University and HEC Montréal business school.

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  • Nura Askar

    Vice President, Human Resources

    Nura Askar

    Vice President, Human Resources

    Nura Askar joined Cogeco on January 16th 2023, as Vice President of Human Resources for Cogeco Connexion. She has more than 17 years of experience in leading transformations and driving the people's agenda in public and private companies across industries in Canada, Europe and the USA. 


    She has worked at Bombardier Aerospace, DB Schenker, Deloitte and has worked with clients such as Costco, American Express, Codan and Eli Lilly. Nura joined us from Hatch where she led the Global People Development team in HR and also supported the Engineering and Project Delivery Group as a Director/Senior HR Business Partner. Nura is passionate about leading high performing teams and driving performance to meet business objectives!


    Nura holds Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and in Business Administration, Marketing from Webster University in Switzerland, a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from York University in Toronto and a MBA from Concordia University in Montréal.

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  • Vedran Petrusic

    Vice President, New Business

    Vedran Petrusic

    Vice President, New Business

    Vedran joined Cogeco in May 2022 as the Director of Operations Shared Services for Cogeco, where he was also responsible for leading the strategic plan. Since December 2022, he is the Vice-President, New Business. 

    Vedran is an experienced results-driven telecom leader with 20 plus years of broad experience leading large teams across operations and marketing. He was the Senior Director of Wireless Pricing at Rogers Communications, responsible for delivering improved revenue and subscriber growth for Rogers, Fido, and Chatr brands. Vedran previously held roles of Senior Director of Operations and Performance and Director of Channel Operations. Vedran has a proven record of driving organizational transformations, delivering operational efficiencies, driving sales performance and growing revenue. 

    Vedran holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Toronto.

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  • Jacques Royer

    Vice President, Finance & Business Performance

    Jacques Royer

    Vice President, Finance & Business Performance

    Jacques Royer is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the telecom industry (over 20 years), consulting and investment banking. His expertise includes building and developing operational and corporate strategies with a proven track record in delivering tangible financial results.

    Jacques joined Cogeco in 2012 and has held the role of Vice-President,  Finance, at Cogeco Connexion since 2016. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering as well as an MBA from McGill University.

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  • Matt Wickham

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Operations

    Matt Wickham

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Operations

    Since August 2020, Matt Wickham has been Vice- President and General Manager for Ontario, which comprises two-thirds of Cogeco Connexion’s business in Canada. Matt leads a team of more than 800 dedicated customer service, marketing and sales professionals, all passionately focused on delivering exceptional service to customers in the communities Cogeco serves.

    Prior to joining Cogeco, Matt held several senior roles in other telecom companies, with expertise in retail, business transformation and customer service. Matt attended York University and has held advisory board positions in both the telecom and non-profit sectors.

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