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President and CEO, Desjardins Group

President and CEO, Desjardins Group

Monique F. Leroux is the Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group. She also chairs the boards of directors of Caisse centrale Desjardins, Desjardins Trust and Desjardins Venture Capital, in addition to presiding over the Desjardins Group Management Committee. As a member of Desjardins Group senior management since 2001, Monique F. Leroux held the position of President of Desjardins Financial Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiaries. From 2004 to 2008, she was also Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Desjardins Group. Before joining Desjardins, Ms. Leroux enjoyed a remarkable career as a high-level manager in the world of finance.

Ms. Leroux is currently a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Founders' Council of the Québec Global 100 network. She is also a member of the United Nations IYC Advisory Group (International Year of Cooperatives, UN), member of the Board and the Executive Committee of the European Association of Co-operative Banks, Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of the International Confederation of Popular Banks (CIBP), member of the Table des partenaires influents (roundtable of influential partners) of the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine and member of the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Conference Board of Canada, the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum, HEC Montréal's Council of Governors and the Governing Board of Montréal International.

Monique F. Leroux holds honorary doctorates from Concordia University, Bishop's University and Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, her alma mater. Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (Order of Chartered Accountants of Quebec) and the Quebec CMA Order, she was also President of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec and served on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ms. Leroux is very involved in community works and also generously lends her time to a host of not-for-profit organizations. She is, for example, acting as President of the Canada Summer Games to be held in Sherbrooke in 2013.

Monique F. Leroux lives in Montreal with her husband and their daughter.