Administrative team

The clinique ovo is proud to build on the expertise of its team of over 150 employees passionate about their respective fields. They combine expertise, experience and leadership to work together a
round a common goal: to provide the best possible service to patients.


Executive management

Nicolas Robert

President and Chief Executive Officer

Nicolas Robert

Nicolas Robert was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of clinique ovo on February 1, 2019 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Clinique ovo is the largest fertility and prenatal care clinic in Canada and the third largest in North America.

Prior to his appointment, M. Robert was Vice President Strategy, Bids, and Marketing at Bombardier Transport (2017), which saw its sales more than double under his vice presidency. Previously, M. Robert was nominated executive director within the transformation office at Bombardier Inc. (2015) and held at Bombardier Transportation (2001-2015) several executive and leadership roles with increasing responsibilities, including megaprojects management, bids, customer service, product introduction, and operations. Prior to joining Bombardier, M. Robert held roles in project management, operations, and equipment maintenance at LafargeHolcim (1992-2001).

Nicolas Robert holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. He is a volunteer in the community as hockey head coach and as an assessor for minor hockey, and is a volunteer at a summer camp for boys in Ontario.

    Jeffrey l. Friedman

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jeffrey l. Friedman

    Jeffrey Friedman is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years of corporate CFO experience. He started his career and worked as a public accountant for 6 years before he made his way towards industry. He is an experienced entrepreneur and a financial leader who drives corporate initiatives to enhance productivity and profitability. He has had a diversified career including owner and CFO of Marimac, a licensed bedding manufacturer, VP Finance in the clothing industry at Corwik Clothing (Dahlia ladies wear) and more recently Parasuco Jeans. Jeff started at clinique ovo in 2008 as President Director General. In 2019, he became the Chief Financial Officer of the ovo group. 
    Jeffrey Friedman graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Finances in 1980. He completed his Diploma of Chartered Accounting at the McGill University in 1983 and his C.A. degree with the Order of Chartered Accountants of Quebec in 1984. 

    Jeffrey Friedman has been a co-chairman for Maccabi Canada Fundraising, an active board member for School and Community Committees and served as president for the Montreal and Lakeshore Interclub Tennis League for many years. He has made presentations at Vanier College Career Fairs and Montreal and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Fairs. He served on the board of the Apparel Manufacturing Institute of Quebec. Jeffrey most recently was the assistant coach for the 2013 Maccabi Canadian men’s and ladies under 18 tennis team competing in Israel in July. 

    Jeffrey Friedman is a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Professional Accountants and the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) where he is currently Treasurer of the ASIG (Administrative Special Interest Group).

      Maryse Bégin

      Director of Human Resources

        Chloé Plénet

        Director of Communications

        Chloé Plénet

        Chloé Plénet studied marketing and communications in France. Over the next 5 years, she worked for different medical companies in France as a marketing and project manager.

        Upon arriving in Quebec, she worked for 5 years in the service industry as a marketing director before joining the Clinique ovo in July 2018. Chloé is in charge of the image of the clinic as well as internal and external communications.

          Jimmy Munyemana

          Manager, Financial Planning and Performance Management

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              clinique ovo montreal

              All services offered
              8000, boul. Décarie,
              Montreal Qc H4P 2S4

              ovo fertility
              office 100 & 200
              Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm
              Weekend on appointment
              ovo elle
              bureau 600
              Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
              ovo cryo
              Monday to Wed. 8:00am to 5:00pm
              Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm
              Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
              Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm
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              Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm
              Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
              Saturday 9:00am to 2:30pm
              ovo biosurance
              office 600
              Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
              ovo labo
              office 600
              Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
              ovo prenatal
              office 600
              Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
              ovo r&d
              office 600
              Monday to Friday 7:15am to 5:00pm

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              3141, boul. Taschereau,
              Greenfield Park Qc J4V 2H2

              ovo fertility – certain services offered
              office 410
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              ovo prenatal – certain services offered
              office 420
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              ovo labo – certain services offered
              office 420
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              ovo prenatal – certain services offered
              2600 Boul. Laurier, suite 295,
              Quebec Qc G1V 4T3

              Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

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              ovo prenatal – Prenatal screening
              1000 Montée des Pionniers,
              Terrebonne QC J6V 1S8

              Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm

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              Ovo prenatal – certain services

              1575, boul. de l’Avenir, suite 110,
              Laval Qc H7S 2N5
              t. 1.877.664.3246
              Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm
              Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm
              20865, chemin de la Côte Nord, suite 201
              Boisbriand Qc J7E 4H5
              t. 1.877.664.3246
              Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
              Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm
              Montreal and South-Shore: t. 514.798.2000
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            Cynthia Fortin

            Director of ovo labo, ovo biosciences and Business Development

              Isabelle Lapointe

              Director of Nursing, ovo fertility

                Amel Ouessai

                Director of Patient Services and Planning, ovo fertility

                  Simon Phillips

                  Scientific Director and Chief Embryologist, ovo fertility

                  SIMON PHILLIPS, PhD

                  Simon Phillips graduated in 1992 from the University of Plymouth in England. He completed his training at the Hallam Medical Center, London, in the laboratory of Professor Robert Edwards. Following training on all aspects of clinical embryology, he obtained the necessary licence to practice intracytoplasmic sperm injections in the UK. Then in 2008 he obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Embryology at the University of Leeds. He is certified by the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society as an Embryology Laboratory Director.

                  He agreed to continue his career in MontreaI in 1997 as senior embryologist at the McGill Reproductive Center. His wide experience in the field of embryology includes in vitro maturation, ovarian cryopreservation and embryo biopsy.

                  Simon is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and ALPHA Scientists in Reproductive Medicine. He was a member of the CFAS ART Lab SIG Professional Standards, the sub-committee responsible for the creation of Canadian national standards for ART laboratory professionals in the field of medically assisted procreation.

                  He is currently a member of the Executive Committee for the Research Centre in Animal Reproduction at the University of Montreal and is a member of the teaching faculty for the Fellowship programme in Reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

                  He is part of the team of specialists as chief embryologist and director of the ovo clinical laboratories as well as the Scientific and Operations director of ovo cryo.

                    Marion Vivien

                    Director of Operations, ovo r&d et ovo academy

                    Marion Vivien

                    Marion Vivien completed her pharmacy studies in France and also obtained a master's degree in the field of clinical research and drug development in 2012.

                    She began her career at SERVIER laboratories in Paris as project manager.

                    She coordinated the activities of an ongoing clinical study on Alzheimer's disease (15 countries, 700 participants) for 2.5 years. Her duties consisted of following study activities such as the management of CROs participating in the study (central laboratory, IVRS, questionnaires...), recruitment, adverse events... She was the point of contact for local project leaders during the study.

                    Afterwards, Marion specialized in CRO management for study start-ups, monitoring and clinical trial closures. Her tasks involved the coordination and delegation of various activities such as drawing up the specifications, monitoring budgets, performing the necessary training for the study personnel involved, updating SOPs...

                    After relocating to Quebec in May 2016, Marion Vivien joined clinique ovo as the assistant to the ovo r&d director. In 2017, Marion Vivien becomes the director of operations of ovo r&d and ovo academy.