Since October 2021, Renée Amilcar has lead a team of more than 3,000 employees as General Manager of the Transit Services Department for the City of Ottawa. Renée has a reputation within the transportation industry as a global leader in sustainability and innovation. She utilises a people-first approach and exhibits a strategic vision that is a commendable model for all service organisations.
Renée is an Industrial Engineer with a degree from École Polytechnique in Montréal, with a Master of Business Administration from Université de Sherbrooke and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Renée’s career in transportation began in 2002 at the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), where she worked to become Executive Director. In 2018, Renée received the Mercuriades Outstanding Woman in Leadership Award from the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec. Since 2010, Renée has been very engaged within UITP where she has risen quickly through the ranks to hold senior board positions.