Alexandre Bilodeau captured the imagination of an entire nation when he became the first Olympian to win a gold medal on Canadian soil at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He repeated his gold-medal performance at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and became the first repeat Canadian Olympic champion. A model of perseverance and a source of inspiration to many, Bilodeau is one of Canada’s most talented athletes and speaks to the values that took him to the highest peaks of his sport.
A native of Rosemère, Quebec, Bilodeau first fell in love with freestyle skiing when he watched Jean-Luc Brassard compete in Lillehammer. Following in the footsteps of his idol, he became the top Canadian junior in freestyle at the age of 14. His career wasn’t always tinged with glory, however. At times when many would have quit, Bilodeau rolled up his sleeves and worked twice as hard to become the best athlete he could be. In recognition of his athletic achievements, Bilodeau was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.
Bilodeau retired from sport in 2014. He is now vice-president at Walter Capital Partners, where he is actively involved in evaluating potential acquisitions, conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities, and monitoring portfolio companies. Prior to this, he served as an advisor in the audit team and a senior advisor in transactional services at KPMG.
Bilodeau holds a Specialized Graduate Diploma in accounting from HEC Montreal and a bachelor’s degree in accounting science from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, as well as the Quebec CPA designation. He is actively involved with multiple non-profit organizations such as the Telus Community Board in Action, Special Olympics Quebec, Children’s Healthcare Canada, MAB-Mackay, and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, in addition to being a member of the Board of the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec.