Governance

Our top priority is working for the people who have chosen us to protect their health and financial security. We believe it’s our responsibility to ensure wise and prudent risk management, which is overseen through:

  • Our governance program, which details the responsibilities of our Board of Directors and various committees
  • Our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

You can learn more about our Governance Framework (PDF, 178 KB) Opens in a new window..

Here is the makeup of our Board of Directors and committees, as at at December 31, 2018.

Main responsibilities

  • Sets up and evaluates the governance program
  • Forms the committees needed to help fulfill its responsibilities
  • Ensures that the Company operates in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Verifies the effectiveness of control mechanisms and the reliability of reports and financial results

Members

Chair

Guy Cormier, MBA
Île-Bizard, Quebec
President and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group

Vice-Chair

Francine Martel-Vaillancourt, FCPA, FCA, ASC
Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec
Member of the Board of Management and Chair of the Audit Committee, Canada Revenue Agency
Member of the Audit Committee, Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec
Member of the Audit Committee, Ministère de la culture et des communications du Québec
Consulting Committee, Commission municipale du Québec

Board Members

René Bégin, FCPA, FCA, ASC
Lévis, Quebec
Partner, President and CEO, Lemieux Nolet, Chartered Professional Accountants LLP
Chair of the Board of Directors, Caisse Desjardins de Lévis

Kathleen Bilodeau, MSc, FP
Quebec City, Quebec
General Manager, Caisse Desjardins de Sillery—Saint-Louis-de-France

Claudia Champagne, PhD
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Professor of Finance, Business School, Université de Sherbrooke
Member of the Board of Directors, Caisse Desjardins de l'Est

Lise Fournel
Beaconsfield, Québec
Member of the Board of Directors, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Member of the IT Committee, University of Montreal

Johanne Marceau
Drummondville, Quebec
General Manager, L’Œil Régional (a DBC Communications newspaper)
Chair of the Board of Directors, Caisse Desjardins de Drummondville
Member of Table de concertation de proximité du Centre du Québec

Normand Provost, ASC
Brossard, Quebec
Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee, Quebecor Inc.
Member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee and the Human Ressources Committee and Chair of the Risks Management Committee, Investissement Québec
Member of the Supervisory Board and the Human Resources Committee, Kéolis
Chair of the Board of Directors, Group Germain

Michel Séguin, CHRP
Outremont, Quebec
Professor, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal
Member of the Board of Directors, Caisse Desjardins de Mercier-Rosemont
President, Services Praxie inc.

Robert St-Aubin, FCPA, FCA
Repentigny, Quebec
Managing Partner, Demers Beaulne LLP

Denis Latulippe, FICA, FSA, MBA, MSc, ASC
Quebec, Quebec
Full professor, School of Actuarial Science, Université Laval
Chair of the Pension Committee, Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services Committee
Chair of the Committee of Actuaries and member of the Asset-Liability
Management Committee, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund Board

Patrick Ouellet, Pharmacist, Lawyer
Quebec, Quebec
Pharmacist/Owner, Pharmaprix
Private pratice lawyer
Member of the Board of Directors, Caisse Desjardins de Beauport
Member of the Disciplinary Board, Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec
Member of the Board, Faculty of Pharmacy, Université Laval

Main responsibilities

  • Takes an active role in reviewing and approving the investment strategy
  • Examines and makes recommendations on investment policies
  • Puts in place monitoring and control mechanisms that ensure investments are handled in a proactive and prospective manner

Members

  • Normand Provost (Chair)
  • Kathleen Bilodeau
  • Denis Latulippe (observer)
  • René Bégin