LÉVIS, QC, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, Monique F. Leroux, was elected to the board of directors of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) this week.
"Canada and Desjardins Group have long been proud, strong supporters of
the ICA, and I'm happy to continue the tradition," said Ms. Leroux.
"Working as a member of the ICA, I hope to help promote the cooperative
model around the world."
The ACI held its Global Conference and General Assembly this week in
Cape Town, South Africa, where members from nearly 100 countries
participated in board elections.
Ms. Leroux has a wealth of directorship experience. Her current
appointments include: chair of the Conseil québécois de la coopération
et de la mutualité; director of the new Canadian organization formed by
the Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité and the
Canadian Co-operative Association; vice-president of the presidential
committee and member of the executive committee of the International
Confederation of Popular Banks; and member of both the board of
directors and executive committee of the European Association of
"I'm very excited about my new role on the ICA board of directors, and I
look forward to doing my part to implement the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, adopted last year as part of the International Year of Cooperatives,"
said Ms. Leroux. "The ICA and Desjardins Group will continue to be
close cooperative partners, in particular as we prepare to co-host the
2014 International Summit of Cooperatives taking place in Quebec City
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world with
assets close to $205 billion. To meet the diverse needs of its members
and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services
through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and
subsidiaries across Canada. The group has one of the highest capital
ratios and credit ratings in the industry, and outranks all American banks as the fourth safest
and strongest bank in North America according to Global Finance magazine and Bloomberg News respectively. In keeping with their cooperative nature, Desjardins Caisses' surplus
earnings are reinvested into the communities they serve.
SOURCE: Desjardins Group
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