After graduating from sociology in Laval University, Régis Labeaume was first elected mayor on December 2, 2007, and re-elected on November 1, 2009, November 3, 2013 and November 5, 2017. He was the 37th mayor of Quebec. In his role as President of the 2017-2021 Executive Committee, he was also responsible for the following files: economic development and entrepreneurship, major events, immigration, workforce, labor relations, international relations, tourism.
Prior to his election, Régis Labeaume headed the Foundation on Entrepreneurship, an organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial culture in Quebec. He worked for several years in a technological innovation field in the Quebec City region with director-level positions at several high- tech companies. From 2000 to 2003, he directed the Cité de l'optique. He sat on the board of directors of Innovatech Quebec from 1997 to 2005 and Hydro-Quebec from 2001 to 2006. He was also a member of the board of directors of TSO3 inc. He is a graduate of the College of Corporate Directors (CAS).
Régis Labeaume was co-owner of Réadaptation Québec inc., a physical rehabilitation company employing nearly 60 people. He was the founding president of Société minière Mazarin (1985-1993), president of the board of directors of Société Asbestos, president of the board of directors of Mines d'Amiante Bell (1992-1993), as well as a consultant to foreign companies that sought to establish themselves in Quebec. From 1980 to 1985, he worked as political advisor to the Minister of Communications, Minister responsible for the Quebec region and Member of Parliament for the Vanier division, Jean-François Bertrand.
Throughout his professional career, Régis Labeaume has been involved in several social and cultural circles of Quebec City and its region: he chaired the board of directors of the Centre d’information et de référence de la Capitale-Nationale, he was vice-president of the World Youth Congress and president of Constellation 2001 (a television production company). He was also a member of the boards of directors of the Canadian Council for Small and Medium Enterprises, the Laval University Foundation, the Pignon Bleu (an organization working to support families and children in lower Quebec City), the Summer Festival of Québec, which he chaired in 2003 and 2004, and the Fernand-Dumont Chair on Culture.
Régis Labeaume was also a member of the boards of governors of the Regroupement des jeunes gens d'affaires du Québec, the Charlesbourg Help and Volunteer Action Center, Boîte à sciences and the Jeunes entreprises du Québec métropolitain. He was also co-chair of the Centraide campaign in the Quebec City region in 2002, member of the board of directors of the Foundation of the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Conseil de la famille et de l'énergie and President of the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association.
He is the co-author of the book “Les innovations dans le monde minier au Québec” (Innovations in the mining world in Quebec) and of the guide “Comment acheter une PME” (How to buy a SME).