Oxfam-Québec Elects New Board Chair



    MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - On 30 September 2008, Mrs. Monique
Létourneau was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Oxfam-Québec and
CLUB 2/3, Oxfam-Québec's youth division.
    Mrs. Létourneau succeeds Mrs. Nicole Saint-Martin, who is stepping down
after several years as chair of the board to pursue her work with Oxfam-Québec
in other capacities.
    Mrs. Létourneau has been a member of the Oxfam-Québec board since 1999
and chair of the finance committee since 2004. She has more than 24 years of
experience in finance and business management. During her career, she has held
executive posts with Power Corporation of Canada and the Groupe SGF. She was
also a member of the financial services group at Samson Bélair Deloitte &
Touche. Since 2001, she has been serving as Executive Vice President, Finance
and Chief Financial Officer of Ambrilia Biopharma Inc
    Mrs. Létourneau holds the ICD.D certification from the Institute of
Corporate Directors. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has a
masters' degree in management (M.Sc finances) from HEC in Montréal. She is
also a member of the board of Oxfam-Québec Fair Trade Inc. (Equita).
    "Oxfam-Québec is happy to be able to count once again on the experience
of a committed and competent woman who shares the organization's values", says
Pierre Véronneau, Director General of Oxfam-Québec.

    Oxfam-Québec, created in 1973, is dedicated to supporting its partners
and colleagues in developing countries in the design and implementation of
sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice. The organization also
mobilizes the people of Quebec in order to allow the expression of their
solidarity.




For further information:

For further information: Justine Lesage, Media officer, (514) 382-7922
ext. : 237, lesagej@oxfam.qc.ca; Picture available

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