The Founder

The FounderThérèse Vanasse Administrator and Management Consultant
President and Chairwoman

Mrs. Vanasse is a recognized as manager and as import and export specialist. She is the founder and president & CEO of Vanasse & Associés Consultants inc. for the last 30 years. Her fields of expertise include international commerce management, strategic planning, international logistics (transportation, distribution and customs), traceability, supply chain and goods management, as well as business management, business transfer and transmission and project management.

Vanasse & Associés Consultants inc. clients, some of which are multinationals, are based in Canada, Europe, Australia and the United States, among other countries.

During her career, Mrs. Vanasse has given conferences, seminars and copious hours of training on international commerce and management in Canada, United-States and in Europe for her public and private sector clients and partners, including: the MDEIE, the BDC, the CCI, the HECs, Emploi Québec, the Quebec Agri-Food Export Club, the MAPAQ, I.E.Canada, the Board of Trade of Metropolitain Montreal – World Trade Centre Montréal. In France, Groupe ESC Toulouse, Toulouse Business School of Toulouse, and Classe-Export have also called on her services. Complete list can be found on the website http://www.vanasse-associes.com/events-and-publications/conferences/ Other projects are currently in the development process.

Mrs. Vanasse has degrees from the University of Québec at Trois-Rivières and the University of Montreal. She continually upgrades her training so she can remain on the cutting edge of topics that interest her and for which she provides services-counsel.

From 1991 up to March, 2011, she was a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Administrators (QOCA). From 2000 to 2004, she was a member of the Montreal Regional Committee, of which she took on the position of president the last year. She has also sat on the Disciplinary Council from 2002 to 2010 (View document). Mrs. Vanasse is the recipient of the “Prix Reconnaissance 2002” (Recognition Prize 2002) awarded by the QOCA.

Mrs. Vanasse is also a member of the Réseau des conseillers en management du Québec – RCMQ (Quebec Network of Management Consultants) since 2007 as, as July 2017 known as Quebec CCMP, since that same year of the Cercle Esteler who became  in 2015 the Cercle d’affaires Belgique-Quebec (CABQ) and, since 2010, member of the Cercle des Femmes professionnelles.

She was a member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada (CCFC) between 2006 and 2012, and, in 2010, the Association des Conseillers en Transmission d’Entreprises et Relève du Québec (ACTER) – (Quebec Association of Consultants for Business Transfer and Transmission).

She was a member of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E.Canada) between 2006 and 2011 and, in September 2009, she accepted a seat on the Association’s Quebec Chapter Committee. In 2010, she sat on the Exportation Committee at the Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal.

In 2008, she became a founder-member of the Club des Initiés, Affaires internationales, an international business club. She has been on the Club’s board of directors between February 2009 and June 2012 and she held the post of vice-president. In 2010 and 2011, she was named “Initiée de l’année” (Authority of the year) by the Club. She left the Club in July 2012.

Since 2010, she is registered on the directory of the laboratories and consultants of the INITIA Foundation, of which she becomes a member in 2013.

In 2010, she became a professional recommended by the “SAJE accompanying business people” (Quebec, Canada) in conjunction with the SUCCES-RELÈVE program (Accompanying consultant of business buyers/takeovers). She also sat in 2010-2012 and back in April 2013 up to June 2016 on the “Community of practice – Business Transfer” committee at the RCMQ.

November 2012 up to August 2013, she was a member of the Rotary Club of Montreal. She worked as volunteer on the Micro-credit Project in Uganda.

From October 2014 up to June 2021, she was a member of OSCI (Opérateurs Spécialisés du Commerce international), Paris, France. View document

Mrs. Vanasse has written several articles and specification sheets for such publications as L’actualité alimentaire, the Expéditeur (now Gestion & Logistique); ICI Magazine; Québec Inc Magazine; Action Canada-France, The Business People’ Magazine; a French Magazine Classe-Export, Lyon, France; and also for Les Éditions Techniques de l’Ingénieur, Paris, France. From 2007 up to 2012, she was a member and a partner of the Fédération Internationale des Journalistes et Écrivains des Vins et Spiritueux (FIJEV), an international organization for wine journalists and writers. Most of her articles can be found on the website: http://www.vanasse-associes.com/events-and-publications/publications/