Johanne Brunet is Professor of marketing at HEC Montréal. She teaches international executives, EMBA and MBA students. She is co-director of the Catalytic Mindset of the EMBA McGill –HEC Montreal. Her research interests lie in innovation, creativity, strategic alliances and cultural industries as well as performance measurement and indicators. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Warwick, UK in Industrial and Business Studies. Before joining HEC Montréal, Professor Brunet worked in the media and film industry for organizations such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and TV5 Americas.
Professor Brunet sits on many boards of directors, she is Chair of the board of the SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec), and Chair of the board of the SHDM (Société d’habitation de Montréal). She also sits on the boards of the Théâtre du Rideau vert and the daily newspaper Le devoir. She has served on a number of other committees and boards of directors in England. She also served on the Board of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
In 1999, Professor Brunet received the Action femmes d'affaires award from the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. She was a finalist for the competition of Business Professor of the Year in 2013 for The Economist.
Professor Brunet is an Associate Member of Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management at HEC Montréal. She has given many professional seminars in International Executive Education programs to several organizations in Canada, Europe, China and North Africa.