MONTREAL, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Monique F. Leroux, President and
Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors of
Desjardins Group, has been named "2011 Financial Personality of the
Year" by Finance et Investissement.
The selection panel recognized the positive results posted by Desjardins
Group and the effect of the reorganization of the co-operative movement
that she was instrumental in achieving. The many accolades that she
received throughout the year were also taken into consideration.
Organizer and Co-host of the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives,
Monique Leroux intends to hammer home the message that prosperity
requires cooperation. In addition, Desjardins Group boasts the best
capitalization ratio in its industry in Canada, and ranks in the top
10% among the 1,000 largest banks in the world.
Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank
Financial Group and Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chair of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer of Fiera Sceptre Inc., took second and third place,
Bernard Dorval, Interim President of TD Canada Trust and President of
Équipe Québec (retired in January 2012), ranked fourth, while Joseph
Iannicelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Life
Assurance Company of Canada, closed out the top five.
For a complete list of the 25 winners and to read an article about each,
please visit our website: www.finance-investissement.com/templedelarenommee.
The Top 25 were chosen by a selection panel of experts in the financial
industry that comprised 3 editors and publishers from TC Media and 3
individuals who work independently in the financial industry.
Finance et Investissement also celebrated the excellent work and commitment of 3 advisors in the
financial industry during the same event.
Luc Blanchard, Wealth Management Advisor and Vice-President of BMO
Nesbitt Burns, received the Advisor Emeritus award in recognition of
the success that he achieved in developing the Sherbrooke branch and
The award for Advisor most involved in the community went to both
Christian Lamarre, Advisor and Portfolio Manager for the National Bank
Financial, and Gilles Sinclair, Assistant Vice-President of Business
Development for B2B Trust, in a dead heat.
The awards were presented during the evening celebrations for the 2011
Financial Personality of the Year event that was held at the St-James
Club in Montréal on February 7, 2012.
SOURCE FINANCE ET INVESTISSEMENT
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