Engineer by trade, Sam Hamad holds two master degrees namely in Civil Engineering and Project Management.
Member for Louis-Hébert since 2003, he chaired the workgroup on the replacement of the Quebec civil service employees and successively held the positions of Minister of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Parks; Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity; Minister of Labour and Minister of Transport. In September 2011, he was appointed Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade and minister responsible for the Capitale Nationale as well as Vice-President of the Conseil du Trésor; positions that he held until the 2012 election. At present, he is Official Opposition critic for Economic Development, Export Trade and for the Capitale nationale as well as Chairman of the Economy and Labour Commission. He is also Vice-Chair of the National Assembly Delegation for Relations with Bavaria (DANRBA) and member of the National Assembly Delegation for Relations with the United States of America (DANREU). He was re-elected on April 7th, 2014.
Well known for his involvement in the community he presided over many board of directors of which : the Fondation de la Maison de Lauberivière, the Conseil régional de l’environnement Chaudière-Appalaches, the Forum Énergie de la Capitale. He has been Vice President of Centraide Québec and also member of the Hôpital Laval Board of Directors and member of the Capital-Québec management committee.
Fascinated by the business world, he served as president of the Metropolitan Quebec Board of Trade and Vice President of the province of Quebec’s Board of Trade Federation. He has also been President of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec for the Quebec/Chaudière-Appalaches region.