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Jean-Jacques Laurans


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:

  • Former President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada
  • 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.

Jean-Luc Binette

Executive Vice-President

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

Operational Vice-President

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 35 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

José Melo

Financial Vice-President

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.

Frédéric Bossart

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.

Joël Chareyron

Strategy and Business Vice-President

Joël Chareyron has a triple competence such as technical, commercial and managerial skills. First graduated in home automation - building automation, he validated a higher cycle course at the EMLyon with a specialization in strategy.

After managing operations and technical maintenance teams, he created and managed for almost 10 years a facility management company working with national retail customers across France.

In 2018, he joined the Alfid Services Immobiliers Ltée as Sales and Marketing Director.

In 2020, he was entrusted with the Vice-Presidency for Strategy and Business.

In addition to these activities, he sits on various boards of directors of the real estate industry and is involved in several organizations:

  • Administrator of the corporation of Quebec real estate owners - CORPIQ
  • Administrator of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada - CCIFC
  • Cercle 13 Administrator - C13
  • Director of the Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids - FIMJ
  • Member of the Order of Chartered Administrators of Quebec - ADMA
  • Member of the Canada-Belgique committee - CCB
  • Member of the association of owners and managers of Quebec buildings - BOMA
  • Member of the Institute of Urban Development - IDU
  • Active member of Montréal International - MTL INTL
  • Member of the metropolitan montreal chamber of commerce - CCMM
  • Former President of Lions Club International

Gilbert Masson

Vice-President, Leasing

With more than 30 years of industry experience to his credit and on international boards of directors, Gilbert Masson left his position as a consultant to a Quebec financial institution to join the Alfid Group in February 2009 as Property manager. In 2010, he was appointed Vice-President, Leasing.

An accountant by training, Gilbert Masson holds a number of academic degrees and professional certificates:

  • Condominium Property Management (McGill University)
  • Certificate in Brokerage (Collège Montmorency)
  • Diploma on Human Resources Management(Université de la Réunion, France)
  • Master’s in Sciences of Management (Université de la Réunion, France)
  • Certificate in Corporate Finance, Option CESA Finance (HEC Paris, France)
  • Diploma on the Improvement in Administration of Company(Institut Administration des Entreprises, Réunion Island, France)

Since 2008, he has been a member of the Order of Chartered Administrators of Quebec and has volunteered for various organizations abroad and in Quebec, including:

  • Past member CESO-COSAS (Canadian Executive Service Organization)
  • Former member and President of the Club Rotary Montréal Ville-Marie