President/Director General of Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec
Class of ’09
Since his time studying political studies at Bishop’s, being President of the Political Association, and even DJing at CJMQ 88.9 FM, Maximilien Roy has carved his path into the world of Quebec commerce and politics. Most recently, he was appointed to the position of President/Director General of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec. Representing more than 10,000 young professionals, self-employed workers and entrepreneurs, there is no typical day at work for Roy.
Having worked in politics since graduation, Roy has always been motivated by the possibility of having a positive impact: “That’s what really drives me, and I think that’s the most important part of my job is to make sure that whatever we do, it’s really for the greater good.” In attestation of this, he shares that one of the highlights of his career so far, “was working on a project called Watay Power. We started a project to bring hydroelectricity to 17 communities in the North of Ontario, which is about 60% of all the reserves who didn’t have access to hydroelectricity and were being powered by fuel.”
Roy credits his time at Bishop’s for not only the things he learned in small classes, but outside of the classroom: “The first thing you learn at Bishop’s is how to create relationships, how to get to know people and how meaningful these relationships are.” Working in politics, he knows just how valuable these life skills really are.