After completing studies in France, Mr. Laurans joined the Group Securities Management Company in 1968. From 1968 to 1983 he held various management positions at Group headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and then became Director of Eurogestion France (subsidiary of Industrial and Financial European Union Bank).
Mr. Laurans moved to Canada in 1983 and founded the ALFID Group, which specialized in providing real estate services. Under his leadership ALFID Group grew rapidly and diversified into construction, security, administration, maintenance and brokerage. With real estate assets under management currently exceeding one billion dollars and more than 350 employees, ALFID Group is one of the largest property managers in the province of Quebec. Mr. Laurans also serves on numerous boards of Canadian companies specializing in real estate.
Besides his professional activities Jean-Jacques Laurans is involved in several non-profit organizations including:
- Director since 1989 of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada and former President;
- Foreign Trade Advisor for France;
- President of The Other Theatre, promoting the development of people with intellectual disabilities organization;
- Director of young Musicales of Canada and the young Musicales of Canada Foundation;
- Administrator of the Montreal International Musical Competition;
- Director of Joly-Messier Foundation;
- Former President of the Foundation of Rotary Club Montreal Ville-Marie;
- Former President of the Athletics Club High Performance Montreal Olympics.
- Canadian, Swiss and French citizen, Mr. Laurans is also Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur française
Mr. Binette is a certified accountant and began his professional career in 1976 with the Samson Bélair Deloitte & Touche accounting firm.
Mr. Binette joined ALFID Group in 1984, shortly after the company was founded, as a Real Estate Broker. Since then he has held various positions as Head of Accounting, CFO, Vice President Finance, Vice President Operations and Executive Vice President, a position that he holds today. He has played crucial role leading ALFID Group to its success today.
Besides his professional activities Mr. Binette serves on several Board of Directors of real estate companies. He is also very involved in the Montreal social life and is also director of the Foundation of the College Jean Eudes.
Gilles Binette began his career in the Alfid Group in 1986 as General Manager of the Sports Complex Arena “Le Gardeur”.
Over the years he has held the positions of Director for residential and commercial property and subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President of the operations in 2006.
During these 28 years in the business he knew through his involvement and perseverance, developing various affiliated services companies in Alfid Group.
Accounting background he has been responsible over 200 employees on a daily basis to ensure the smooth running of operations in different buildings under management
Having joined the Group Alfid in 2001 Jose Melo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants.
He has over 25 years experience in accounting, both in private and institutional accounting in various sectors.
Vice-President Business Development
Frédéric Bossart began his career in 1994 at the SBS (Swiss Bank Corporation) in Geneva with various departments, which enabled him to acquire significant experience in several fields. In 1997, he joined a subsidiary of the group in Zurich at SBC Warburg in the Credit Risk Management department.
Since 1999, he has been offered several positions in management companies as a financial analyst, and in 2011 he took over the management of the family business (Finas Management SA, Switzerland) created by his father in 1984, partner of Jean-Jacques Laurans, current president of the Alfid group.
In August 2017, Frédéric Bossart joined the Alfid Group as Vice President Business Development.