Vice-President, Group and Business Insurance
Marie-France holds a law degree from
Université Laval and was admitted to the
Barreau du Québec in 1992. She began her career in
private practice where she counseled and represented various property and
casualty insurers and professional liability funds in court.
In 2004, she made the leap into the insurance industry and started working as
a claims manager at a competing insurer before joining Desjardins in 2010.
Over the following years, Marie-France held a number of roles in P&C
insurance at Desjardins. She's played a leadership role in the major
transformations in the sector including the launch of the member/client
experience program in 2012, the integration of State Farm's Canadian
operations in 2015, the rollout of the business rule and process
simplification initiative in 2016 and the creation of Desjardins Identity
Protection in 2019.
In 2017, Marie-France took the reins at the Commercial Lines Division (DGIG)
to implement the first part of the NeXT core business system and deploy the
accelerated growth plan to better support Desjardins Business members.
In spring 2022, Marie-France took on a new challenge as Vice-President, Group
and Business Insurance at the Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance
(WMLHI) Executive Division.
She's known for her hands-on leadership style as well as her ability to
build strong teams in periods of major change.