A lawyer by trade, Pénéla also holds a certificate in business management and is a certified executive coach. After practising law in Montréal, she held a variety of positions within federal cabinets. Pénéla actively participated in numerous nomination campaigns as well as federal and provincial election campaigns for ministers and prime ministers. She has worked in the business community for a decade, specializing in regulatory, governmental and public affairs. Pénéla has also served on a few boards of directors.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Fédération des chambres immobilières du Québec, Pénéla has acquired in‑depth knowledge of the real estate brokerage and associations sectors. A strong believer in the important socio-economic influence of REALTORS®, she is delighted to be able to continue to serve them and the real estate Boards and Associations across Canada.
In her spare time, Pénéla is involved in sports, cheers on her sons’ sports teams and enjoys spending time with family and friends.