Hubert Saint-Onge


Hubert Saint-Onge is the founder and Principal of SaintOnge Alliance.

In addition to holding key senior management positions in leading companies over the past 25 years, he has developed and refined a model called the Knowledge Assets Framework. This model strategically integrates business plans with branding, leadership and people management in order to optimize the performance of an organization.

Hubert’s client work showcases the extensive experience he accumulated as a senior executive in the oil industry as well as in financial services. Based on his work as Senior Vice President of Strategic Capabilities at Clarica, Hubert was featured as one of five practitioners around the world who have had the most impact on organizations according to authors Larry Prusak and Tom Davenport in “What’s the Big Idea? Creating and Capitalizing on the Best New Management Thinking. “The literature in this field identifies Hubert as one of the most respected thought leaders and practitioners in transforming organizations into 21st century knowledge-based enterprises.

As Vice-President, Learning Organization and Leadership Development for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Hubert’s role was to support the accelerated development of the leadership and organizational capabilities required to achieve CIBC’s business strategies. This work was featured in a Fortune article as a prime example of how to accelerate organizational learning..

Hubert holds an Honors BA in Political Science from York University and an MA in Political Science from Carleton University. He was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Board of The Canadian Centre for Management Development between 1995 and 1999. He has given presentations across North America, Europe and Asia on organizational learning, leadership development, and knowledge value creation. Hubert has also co-authored two leading-edge books in the field since 2002. His most recent book “The Conductive Organization” provides a blueprint for creating knowledge-based cultures in organizations to achieve breakthrough performance. Hubert is a passionate and compelling presenter in English, French and Spanish, and able to easily synthesize disparate perspectives into themes that will support dialogue and build commitment.