Jean R. Dupré
- function: president & ceo
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JEAN R. DUPRÉ
President and Chief Executive Officer
Orchestre Metropolitain, Montreal
Jean R. Dupré is a Senior Manager and Entrepreneur with 27 years’ experience not for profit
organization management, project planning and organizational management. Has worked closely
with private sector CEO’s, Presidents, and not for profit Board of Directors, as well as working
groups in a number of capacities including, International Federations and Commissions, developing
and managing partnerships.
Now with the Orchestre Metropolitain as President and Chief executive officer since June 2012 he
brings a firm grounding in the realities of managing not for profit organizations and a solid
appreciation for the challenges facing cultural organizations in today’s environment. Has
experience with the operational pressures facing organizations and the quantifiable benefits of
solid strategic focus and implementation.
Prior to joining the Orchestre Metropolitain, Jean was CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee and
prior to that, spent fifteen years with Speed Skating Canada as its Director General. There, he
led one of Canada’s most successful national sport organizations to the highest recognition in
international sport, the IOC’s “Sporting Excellence Award”.
Jean began his career as the Executive & Marketing Director of Ski Jumping Canada. Before settling
into a long-career at Speed Skating Canada, Jean provided executive and marketing services to the
Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and Cross Country Canada.
As a COC board member since 1990, Jean is very familiar with the Canadian Olympic Committee. He
also acted as Vice-President and served on the COC Team Selection and Finance Committees from 2005
to 2009. As chairman of the Governance Review Committee, he presented to the membership a new
governance structure for the COC which was adopted in April 2009. Among past positions with the
COC, Jean has served as chairman of the National Sport Federation Funding Review Committee, the
Nomination Committee and the Pan-Am Task Force. He is also the former Chairman of the
International Skating Union’s Short Track World Cup Management Commission. Then, he was
responsible for the implementation strategy of
the World Cup circuit. Develop the hosting standards, television protocol and commercial
properties for the circuit, developed the marketing strategy to seek international sponsorship for
the circuit, as well as oversee its growth world-wide. As a member of the Steering Committee for
Own The Podium, he was responsible for implementing the program from 2004 through
Most recently he served as one of the Vice-Presidents on the Executive Committee responsible for
the hosting of the Montreal 2014 World Short Track championships. This event is now recognized as
the most successful international speed skating event hosted in Canada from a spectators and
revenue generation points of view.
Jean has a Diploma in Administration from Concordia University, a Masters in Sports Administration
from University of Montreal, and a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education from the University of