Originally from Quebec City, Carl Viel received his bachelor's degree in economics and a corporate governance certificate from Laval University. He also completed training programs in entrepreneurship (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), leadership (NTL Institute) and coaching (Niagara Institute). After nearly 20 years in the private sector, he held managerial positions with various economic organizations, including as vice-president of Montreal International and general manager of Montreal InVivo, prior to joining Québec International as CEO in 2008.
In parallel with his work at Quebec International, Mr. Viel is involved with various committees and charitable organizations. As a reflection of his deep community commitment, he serves on the Boards of the CHUQ Foundation (research, medical equipment and healthcare maintenance) and the Star Foundation (Fondation des Étoiles), which supports pediatric research in Quebec.