MONTREAL, March 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - RBC Royal Bank is pleased to
announce the appointment of René Douville to the position of Managing
Director, National Client Group for Quebec, in the wake of a major
reorganization and various measures to support and accelerate RBC's
expansion in Quebec. Mr. Douville will report to Trevor Evancic,
Managing Director and Head, RBC National Client Group and Martin
Thibodeau, Regional President, Quebec, RBC Royal Bank.
"We are very pleased to welcome René Douville back to RBC," explained
Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank. "His
solid experience of high-growth companies, largely with RBC, will
enable us to continue producing very satisfactory results and to
increase our market share, primarily in regions with strong potential."
Mr. Douville returned to RBC in February 2013, following a brief hiatus,
during which time he continued to help companies in their development.
Previously, he worked at RBC Capital Markets, where he was responsible
for managing relationships with mid-market public and private companies
in Quebec, and supporting their financial needs through RBC's suite of
lending products and capital markets advisory services. With 30 years'
experience in finance and business development to his name, he has
worked in various sectors of Commercial Financial Services, where he
has always implemented leading-edge strategies, in particular as one of
the founding members and manager of RBC Technology Ventures Inc., a
company dedicated to investing in innovative businesses.
Mr. Douville has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University,
as well as an MBA from HEC Montréal and Cranfield School of Management
in England. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate
Directors and of the U.S.-based National Venture Capital Association.
René Douville sits on the boards of Genome Canada and the Montreal
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate
under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as
measured by assets and market capitalization, and are among the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North
America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide
personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance,
and investor services and wholesale banking on a global basis. We
employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve
more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other
countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed
more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in
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SOURCE: RBC ROYAL BANK
For further information:
Raymond Chouinard, Media Relations, RBC, 514-874-6556,