René Villemure D.h.c, ethicist


An ethicist, international lecturer and trend hunter, René Villemure received an Honorary Doctorate (D.h.c.) from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières for his exceptional merit. He has been helping companies, associations and participants of major international events understand ethics and its impacts on the future of society for more than 20 years. He is a published author and the head of Ethikos, an Ethical Thinking consultancy.

René Villemure is a philosophy graduate and a specialist in language analysis and in interpreting society. He has the ability to explain complex subjects while making them accessible to all.

Over the years, he has worked with more than 850 organizations in North America, Europe and Africa as a strategist or lecturer. He has given more than 750 Ethics Talks and trained more than 80,000 people. He has also been interviewed more than 450 times in national and international media.

His field of expertise covers the business world, health, education, the luxury industry, agri-food, international relations and culture.

He has been teaching Ethical Governance at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés de l’Université Laval since 2009 and at the Directors College of McMaster University since 2018.

He has just finished writing a book to make ethics more understandable to the general public.

René Villemure was recently invited to the European Business Ethics Forum, the 20th MEDEF Summer University, the National Corporate Ethics and Integrity Summit and the Digital Leadership Summit.

He was also a judge at the UN 2017 TaxCOOP Forum for Success and was a Grand Témoin de la Francophonie at the 2018 Francophone Youth Parliament of the Americas. In 2018, he also wrote the afterword to the book Formation et apprentissage en ligne [Online Teaching and Learning].

René Villemure is a founding member of Cercle K2, a member of the Literacy Foundation and a member of the Design-Decode collective. He is also an ambassador for the Monaco Better World Forum.