Three people are in the running for the position of Desjardins Group president

LÉVIS, QC, Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - At the close of the nomination period for the election of the Desjardins Group president, which ran from January 25 to February 1, the following three people have submitted their candidacy:

  • Mr. Guy Cormier, Senior vice-president, Cooperative Network and Personal Services, Desjardins Group
  • Mr. Robert Ouellette, Senior vice-president, Technology and Shared Services Centre, Desjardins Group
  • Mr. Daniel Paillé, private advisor for businesses and individuals, external candidacy

The election period, which is the next step in the electoral process, begins today and runs through to March 18, 2016. During this period, candidates will have the opportunity to present their vision and meet privately, in camera, with members of the electoral college.

The electoral college is composed of 256 persons who are members of the regional councils in Quebec and Ontario and the Group Caisse Council. They will meet in camera to elect the next Desjardins Group president on Saturday, March 19.

The new president will take office on April 9, 2016, at the end of the Desjardins Group Annual General Meetings.

An election committee, chaired by Hélène Lee-Gosselin, member of the Québec-Ouest and Rive-Sud Regional Council, ensures that the electoral process is conducted according to the established rules. Ms. Lee-Gosselin would like to remind all media representatives that under these rules, candidates are not allowed to give interviews during the whole electoral process.

About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world with assets of $251 billion. It has been rated one of the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Considered North America's strongest bank according to Bloomberg News, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.


SOURCE Desjardins Group

For further information: Source (for journalists only): André Chapleau, Public Relations, 514-281-7229 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 5557229,

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