Michel Lemay is a public relations and corporate communication professional, based in Montreal (Canada). He holds diplomas from Laval University (Quebec) and the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Montréal). In the course of his career of over 30 years, he worked as Director of communication at the Montreal Exchange, and was for nearly 14 years a senior consultant with Optimum Public Relations, a business unit of the Cossette Communication Group. He specialized in issue management, financial communication and corporate affairs. From 2006 to 2016, Lemay was Vice-President, Communication and Corporate Affairs with an international company. He now offers his services as a consultant.
In 2014, Lemay published Vortex, la vérité dans le tourbillon de l’information (Québec Amérique), an essay on journalism. The book won the Victor-Barbeau Award of Académie des lettres du Québec in 2015. He is a member of the Canadian Investors Relations Institute (CIRI) and the Société québécoise des professionnels en relations publiques (SQPRP).