A graduate from the University of Ottawa in Civil Law, Marie-Claude obtained her MBA degree from École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal.  Marie-Claude began her career working in private practice in Montreal and focused principally on corporate and commercial law, banking, securities and intellectual property. She later continued her practice in the telecommunications and e-commerce industries.  Marie-Claude joined Abbott Laboratories in November 2004 where she has held several positions in the Legal Department. In January 2013, she was appointed Ethics and Compliance Officer, Latin America and Canada. Since then, she has built a strong team of professionals, worked on the integration of a significant acquisition and helped evolved the cross-divisional compliance program to increase its overall risk management ability. Marie-Claude relocated to Santiago, Chile, in July 2015.