The Montreal Canadiens have named France Margaret Bélanger president of sports and entertainment for Groupe CH.
Bélanger, originally from Matane, had been the Canadiens’ executive vice president and director of commercial affairs since January 2017. She has worked for the organization since 2013. In May 2020, she took over as head of the entertainment sector, while continuing to lead corporate law, public relations and community relations.
Working with our talented teams, we will continue to develop and deliver prestigious sporting and entertainment events across our brands, creating unique and unforgettable experiences for the best fans in the worldBélanger said in a press release.
Previously, she gained experience in mergers and acquisitions during her 18 years at Stikeman Elliott.
With her unifying leadership and expertise, France Margaret will continue to build successful partnerships and guide our approach a team throughout the organizationsaid Canadiens owner and CEO Geoff Molson.
Geoff Molson will retain his responsibilities as President of CH and General Manager Marc Bergevin will continue to report to him.
Bélanger also sits on the NHL Board of Governors alongside Molson as the Habs’ deputy governor. In 2020, she was selected by Commissioner Gary Bettman to serve on the NHL’s Executive Inclusion Council.
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