With a solid educational background in international trade, Damien Silès has held the position of General Manager of Montréal’s Quartier de l’innovation (innovation district) since 2014. Prior to that, he spent six years as Director General of Société de développement social de Ville-Marie (social development corporation of Ville-Marie), the first social broker in North America, which he founded in 2008. His efforts as head of the organization were praised by the media, and he was twice named Personality of the Week by La Presse–Radio-Canada (in February 2011 and June 2013). From 2002 to 2008, Damien was Director of Membership and Sales at the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal, which enabled him to forge strong relationships with the Québec business community.
Montréal has built itself an innovation district to support local talent and keep Montréalers’ creativity flowing. Our team is very proud to play a continued role in showing everyone, at home and abroad, what our city has to offer.
A proven commitment to socio-cultural development
- Active member of the Board of Directors of Opéra de Montréal and GoodnessTv
- Chair of the Board of Directors of the Appassionata chamber orchestra from 2011 to 2013
- Finalist for the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s Arts–Affaires Award in 2013
La SNCF parle du Quartier de l’innovation (French only)