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Composition of the Board of Directors

In accordance with our incorporating act, CRCD’s Board of Directors is made up of 13 directors comprising:

  • 8 members appointed by the President of Desjardins Group
  • 2 members elected by the shareholders in their general meeting
  • 2 members appointed by the 10 directors cited above, one representing the eligible cooperatives, and the other representing the other eligible entities
  • The General Manager of CRCD appointed by the other directors

The composition of the Board of Directors must be balanced by representation from different Québec regions, and the members must have complementary training and experience.

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Sylvie Lalande, ASC, C. Dir.1
Resident of Lachute
Chair of the Board of CRCD and
Corporate Director

Ms. Lalande has held a number of management positions in marketing, media and corporate communications. She currently serves on the board of Québecor Inc. and chairs the board of Group TVA Inc. Ms. Lalande is also chair of the board of Collège des administrateurs de sociétés, and holds a directorship with Philippe Dandurand Wines.

Chantal Bélanger

Chantal Bélanger, FCPA, FCGA1
Resident of Blainville
Vice-Chair of the Board of CRCD and
Corporate Director

During a career at Laurentian Bank spanning over 20 years, Ms. Bélanger held a number of senior executive positions, including Ombudsman. She has been a member of and continues to serve on some 15 boards of directors for a variety of corporations, SMEs and large organizations across a broad range of industries.

André Gabias

André Gabias, lawyer2
Resident of Trois-Rivières
Secretary of the Board of CRCD and
Ethics and Governance Consultant

A lawyer and ethics and governance consultant. Mr. Gabias was for many years Secretary General of UQTR and a lecturer in the Departments of Management Studies and Social Communication. He has also been the MNA for Trois-Rivières.

Bruno Morin

Bruno Morin4
Resident of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
General Manager of CRCD and Corporate Director

Mr. Morin has worked with many of the entities that make up Desjardins Group for over 40 years, holding a variety of senior executive positions.

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Charles Auger, BAA Finance1
Resident of Levis
Vice-President of Operations, Chocolats Favoris

After starting his career in finance, Mr. Auger was Director General of the Galeries de la Capitale IMAX cinemas for over a decade. In 2013 he joined Chocolats Favoris, where he is currently a shareholder and Vice-President of Operations.

Eve-Lyne Biron

Eve-Lyne Biron, BSc, MBA, IAS A1
Resident of Candiac
Corporate Director

After almost 20 years as President and CEO of family business Biron Groupe Santé, Ms. Biron now serves as a corporate director.

Roger Demers

Roger Demers, FCPA, FCA1
Resident of Lévis
Corporate Director

Mr. Demers was a partner at RCGT for 12 years. A member of numerous associations, he has served on over 20 boards of directors for a variety of corporations, SMEs and large organizations across a broad range of industries. He has received numerous awards of honour over his career.

Marlène Deveaux

Marlène Deveaux3
Resident of Jonquière
President and Chief Executive Officer, Revêtement sur métaux inc.

An entrepreneur and the owner of Maison Deveaux and Revêtement sur métaux, Ms. Deveaux also serves as a director for a variety of organizations in the Saguenay region.

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Jean-Claude Gagnon, FCPA, FCA1
Resident of Québec City
Strategic Growth Advisor and Corporate Director

After practicing as an accountant, Mr. Gagnon acquired the Dans un jardin boutique chain, and remained a shareholder, President and CEO for approximately 12 years. He then became advisor to the president and Vice-President of Commercial Operations at the Société des alcools du Québec.  He is now a retail strategic growth advisor for a range of businesses.

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Jacques Jobin
Resident of Québec city
President, Médiato

Mr. Jobin has been Vice President of the Executive Committee of the City of Québec and was a Table Officer of the National Assembly of Québec. He has served on several boards operating in various industries. He is currently President of the Caisse des Rivières de Québec and President of Mediato, a consulting firm in governance and mediation.

Jean-Claude Loranger

Jean-Claude Loranger1
Resident of Rouyn-Noranda
General Manager, Caisse Desjardins de Rouyn-Noranda

Mr. Loranger has been General Manager of Caisse Desjardins de Rouyn-Noranda for over 10 years and is deeply involved in the development of the region, primarily as President of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Rouyn-Noranda

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Marcel Ostiguy1
Resident of Saint-Césaire
Corporate Diector

After serving as CEO of Girard and Aliments Carrière over a 30-year career which earned him many honorary awards, Mr. Ostiguy is now a Corporate Director. He serves on a number of boards of directors, mainly family agri-food businesses.

Louis-Régis Tremblay

Louis-Régis Tremblay, Eng, IAS A1
Resident of Montréal
Executive Management Consultant and Corporate Director

Mr. Tremblay has been President and CEO of two aluminum plants, and until recently, was Vice President, Operations, with Alcoa/Ma’Aden. He is now a consultant and corporate director.

1 Appointed by the President of Desjardins Group
2 Elected by the shareholders at the general meeting
3 Appointed by the directors (excluding the General Manager)
4 The General Manager of CRCD appointed by the 12 directors

Mandate of the Board of Directors

Specifically, the Mandate of the Board of Directors is to:

  • See that the manager, Desjardins Business Capital régional et coopératif, performs its role according to the strategies and policies as approved by the Board of Directors
  • Oversee the establishment of mechanisms and structures that enable it to fulfil its supervision and control functions
  • Update and approve the various management contracts that bind CRCD to its manager or the Federation and its other subsidiaries
  • See that CRCD adheres to its mission and role, and define its vision
  • Approve the strategic and financial plan
  • Set up a framework to oversee its manager in carrying out its strategic and risk monitoring plan
  • Oversee the implementation of effective controls and adequate reporting requirements
  • Oversee the identification of the main risks related to CRCD’s operations and the establishment of the relevant controls to ensure their integrated management
  • Create the committees needed to fulfil the control and oversight duties
  • Approve an appropriate code of professional conduct and ensure it is adhered to
  • Oversee the accomplishment of the manager’s mandate

To learn more about the committee mandates and membership