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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 Desjardins Group Relations Director 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.

Sylvie Lalande1 , ASC, C. Dir.
Resident of Lachute
Chair of the Board of CRCD
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.

Chantal Bélanger

Chantal Bélanger1 , FCPA, FCGA, ASC
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.

Marc Barbeau1, CPA, CA, M. Fisc.
Resident of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Secretary of the Board of CRCD and
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ovivo inc.

Marc Barbeau joined Ovivo Inc. in September 2000 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2014. Prior to that, he held various positions in Canadian tax and audit with an accounting firm. Marc also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fondation de l’Ataxie de Charlevoix Saguenay.

Linda Labbé4, CPA, CA
Resident of Boucherville
Desjardins Group Relations Director
and Corporate Diector

Linda Labbé has been with Desjardins Group for 33 years, serving in a number of senior management positions in Finance and Accounting. She is chair of the Board of Directors of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique and a member of the boards of the Fondation de l’Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne and the Centre de Ressourcement Attitude.

Charles Auger1, BAA Finance
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.

Bernard Bolduc1
Resident of Saint-Georges
President, Altrum inc.

After acquiring the family business, Bernard Bolduc helped drive its expansion from 30 to over 250 employees across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Under his leadership, Altrum has been named to the 2019 Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard designation, after maintaining Best Managed status for three consecutive years. Deeply involved in his region, Bernard serves on several corporate and not-for-profit boards of directors.

Éric Charron1, Admin.A, Pl.Fin.
Resident of Gatineau
Chief Executive Officer, Caisse Desjardins of Gatineau

With Desjardins Group since 1991, Éric Charron has 20 years experience in business financing. He has held the position of General Manager, Caisse Desjardins de Gatineau since September 2013. As Governor of the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce, Éric is also very active in the community and involved in a number of community organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Centraide Outaouais.

Lucie Demers2, EEE
Resident of L’Ange-Gardien
Corporate Director

Lucie Demers is a business valuation expert with many years’ experience at Canada Revenue Agency. She helped set up the committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators for the Québec City area conferences. Lucie also mentors students preparing for a career as business valuation experts.

Marlène Deveaux

Marlène Deveaux3, ASC
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.

Muriel McGrath1
Resident of Laval
President, MC2 Consilium inc.

Muriel McGrath leads IT-enabled business strategy and business transformation specialist MC2 Consilium, leveraging experience gained in executive and partner roles at IBM, KPMG and CGI. A well-known seasoned executive and respected opinion leader in the tech world, Muriel has deep knowledge of governance acquired as a member on both boards of directors and committees.

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 Roy3
Resident of Québec City
Manager, Centres d’expertise en développement, Revenu Québec

Prior to holding various management positions at Revenu Québec, Louis Roy worked with business start-up, growth and financing organizations supporting local and regional economic development in Québec. Active in the financial cooperatives sector for over 15 years with Desjardins Group, Louis serves on the board of directors of Caisse de Sillery-Saint-Louis-de-France, including eight as President.

Louis-Régis Tremblay1, Eng, IAS A
Resident of Magog
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 Desjardins Group Relations Director)
4 The Desjardins Group Relations Director 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 Capital, 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