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Ahuntsic Service centre
Domaine Saint-Sulpice Service centre
Saint-André-Apôtre Service centre
Saint-Simon-Apôtre Service centre
Les Jardins Millen et Résidence ORA Service centre
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Risk Management and Compliance
Richard Georges, MBA
I am a high-level strategic manager. With some 25 years of experience at big and small financial businesses, I am known for my engaging leadership, flexible strategic thinking and pragmatic sense of innovation. Responsible for personnel and business development of the Caisse, decisions are always made in the best interests of Desjardins members and customers.
Organizational Performance Department
Catherine Simard, MBA
Organizational Performance Senior Manager
I have been a manager in the caisses network since 2007 and hold a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and a bachelor’s degree in communications. My role is to support the organization’s performance with engaged employees, vision and clear communication. My challenge: Always seek to combine people and performance in an ever-changing organization.
Business Performance and Synergy Manager
Jonathan Léveillé, B.A.A., Pl. Fin.
Business Performance and Synergy Manager
I have worked in the financial services sector for 14 years and hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration and the financial planner (Pl. Fin.) designation. Our team will use their expertise to help you bring your plans to fruition and provide service that meets your needs.
Market Development Departments
Patrick Robin, B.A.A., Pl. Fin.
Market Development Senior Manager
I have more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a financial planning certificate and the financial planner designation (Pl. Fin.). My team and I are committed to offering superior service and we make your satisfaction our priority. We are happy to put our expertise and talent toward helping you achieve your goals and dreams.
Annie Pelchat, M. Sc., B.A.A., Pl. Fin.
Market Development Senior Manager
I have held a number of positions at Desjardins over the last 25 years and also have a solid university education in finance. Serving members is what drives me, and customer satisfaction is my daily motivation. My team and I are happy to put our expertise and talent toward helping you achieve your goals and dreams.
Adil Archtal, B.A.A.
Market Development Manager – Personal and Business
I am an enthusiastic advocate of coaching, ready to tackle new challenges that help our organization move forward. With some 15 years of experience in the financial world and the expertise of our entire team, we are both efficient and attentive to your needs.
Martin Vaillant, MBA, Adm. A., Pl. Fin.
Market Development Manager
I have been a proud member of the Desjardins team since 1998. In addition to my solid financial services experience, I have the financial planner designation, an MBA in financial services and two bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics. Rest assured that my team will take care of your financial needs.
Market Development Manager
I have proudly been employed by Desjardins Group since 2008. Over the years, I have held several positions within the caisse network. Graduated from the University of Sherbrooke and holding a certificate in Business Administration, I am passionate about customer service and Desjardins members are at the heart of my priorities. Accompanied by my team of professionals, I will offer you a customer experience of the highest level.
Member Services Department
Member Services and Operations Senior Manager
Having focused on member services and worked within Desjardins Group since 2007, I have many years of experience in addition to my university diploma in business management. My involvement as a member of the Collège Ahuntsic board reflects my desire to take on new challenges which contribute to our members’ satisfaction. My team and I are committed to providing you with the best service.
Mutual fund representative for Desjardins Cabinet de services financiers inc.
Financial planner and representative in collective savings for Desjardins Cabinet de services financiers inc.
I am a lawyer and member of the Quebec Bar and have served as a Desjardins à director since 1994. I began on my caisse’s Board of Supervision and then joined the Board of Directors in 2013. I am also a representative of the Caisse at the Conseil régional des caisses Desjardins de l’Ouest de Montréal since 2016.
A teacher and director of personnel for various school boards for 15 years, I served as a municipal councillor in Ahuntsic from 1974 to 1985 before chairing the Executive Committee of the Montreal Urban Community from 1985 to 1994. I retired after serving as an administrative judge for Commission municipale du Québec for ten years. I have been a member of caisse boards since 1995 and I have participated in four mergers.
As a former manager for the federal government, I have worked within Desjardins Group since 1995 as a director and committee member. Since I share cooperative values aimed at protecting the socioeconomic well-being of members and society, I am involved in my community. For example, I volunteer for Vers Vous, a centre serving Villeray seniors. I am committed to listening to members and effectively contributing to the board’s deliberations and decision making.
I am a manager and entrepreneur and I have been involved in my community since 1982. I am a member on a number of boards in Domaine Saint-Sulpice and currently work as a building manager . I was first elected to the Board of Caisse Desjardins Domaine Saint-Sulpice in April 1982, then assigned as a member of the marketing committee at Fédération de Montréal et l’Ouest du Québec in 1984 and of Conseil régional des caisses Desjardins de l’Ouest de Montréal until December 2017.
A resident of Domaine Saint-Sulpice, founding of which was based on the cooperative spirit, I have participated in Desjardins as a Director since 1983. I have been a chartered accountant for 35 years and hold an MBA as well. My expertise and work experience help me fully represent the members of our caisse. I am also involved with the Board of Directors of the non-profit Les Retrouvailles (Résidence), specialized in affordable housing.
As a HVAC specialist since 2007 and a former business owner in Villeray from 1991 to 2007, I became involved with the board of Caisse Desjardins Saint-Vincent-Ferrier in 1995 when I was 25 years old. I went on to sit on the Board of Supervision and was also active on committees at Caisse Desjardins Cité-du-Nord de Montréal, such as the executive committee and the Community Development Fund.
With my master’s degree in organizational change and as a certified human resources professional, I work as a human resources manager, which means people are the focus of my daily concerns. I am a neighbourhood resident, and the Desjardins values of cooperation and community solidarity have always been important to me. I have been a board member since 2015, first as an intern director and then as an elected director.
I am a proud holder of a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a finance major. I began my career as an accounting analyst and then moved to Transcontinental as a treasury analyst and obtained my certified management accountant designation. Today I am a risk management advisor for YMCAs of Québec.
I am a lawyer involved with the legal facets of an investment fund operating in the Caisse’s area. I started volunteering with Desjardins while sitting on the board of Coopérative des étudiants de la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal. Also, I designed a management software for medical clinics that is still used today.
I have been a member of my caisse board since 1996 and have been involved in my community in various forms over the years, including parent committees, scouts, Centre de loisirs communautaires Lajeunesse, CSSS du Cœur-de-l’Île, Vers Vous and so on. My volunteering is a strength for my colleagues. I make sure the interests of all members—from the smallest to the biggest saver—are taken into account in my caisse’s priorities.
I recently retired from the business world, where I gained a wealth of experience as a member of senior management of a large retail and real estate organization. I co-owned two small businesses, worked as a communications consultant and sat on the boards of local organizations. I have been involved in Desjardins as a director of Ahuntsic caisses since 1984. The cooperative movement continues to inspire the sustainable economic development of our community.
I am a college philosophy teacher and political philosophy lecturer at Université de Montréal, and I have been involved with Desjardins for some years. For me, this is an important bridge between my work at the university and my community. This work is important not only as a link between research and practice, but also as an opportunity to help create a more just, democratic, equitable society. I am a doctoral student in political philosophy at Université de Montréal and hold a master’s in philosophy (UQAM) and a master’s in public administration (ENAP).
I am an accountant by profession belonging to the Quebec CPA Order and I have a master’s degree in administration. I have been working full time for over 30 years as Director of Finance or Controller. I started my career at KPMG, a large international accounting firm, for 5 years as an external auditor. I am pleased to offer my expertise and experience to the Board of Directors of Caisse du Center-nord de Montréal in order to strengthen its success for the benefit of members and employees.
I graduated from Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke and hold a bachelor’s degree in criminology, another in law and a diploma in notarial law. I have worked as a notary since 1991 and have served on the boards of Santa Cabrini Hospital and a private company. I believe my experience in business and as a notary is a benefit to the caisse board and the neighbourhood’s development.