François William Croteau

Borough Mayor Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie; Member of the Executive Committee – Smart City, IT, Innovation, Higher Education and Organizational Performance, City of Montréal

François William Croteau did his undergrad in art history and sociology at the Université de Montréal. He pursued graduate studies at UQÀM’s school of management sciences (ESG-UQÀM), where he earned an Executive MBA in 2007. Ten years later, he got his PhD in Urban Studies, where he focused on urban governance in MontrEal and stakeholder management. 

From a young age, Croteau’s leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit set him apart from the rest. After completing his undergraduate studies, Croteau held management positions in the private and public sectors for almost 10 years, helming flagship projects in organizational change and innovation. In 2009, he worked as an Executive MBA program lecturer at ESG-UQÀM. Since that same year, Croteau has served as Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie’s mayor, where he’s leaving his mark via innovative policies that tackle ecological transition through innovation, resilient urban planning and community mobilization.

As a member of the Executive Committee responsible for the Smart City, IT, Innovation and Higher Education portfolios since 2017, François William Croteau has distinguished himself through ethical and responsible governance policies for digital transformation, data and artificial intelligence.