Monique F. Leroux inducted as a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors

LÉVIS, QC, June 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group Chair of the Board, President and CEO Monique F. Leroux was named Fellow at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards.

Since 1997, the ICD has been awarding this title to recognize the excellence and commitment of directors. Nominated by their peers, recipients of this award have stood out through their leadership and contributions to Canadian boards of directors. The title of Fellow is the highest honour presented to Canadian directors.

"I'm very honoured to receive this award today and would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Institute of Corporate Directors. This honour is an even greater source of pride because I'm one of the only ICD Fellows from the cooperative world," said Ms. Leroux.

A highly experienced director, Ms. Leroux is a member of the Board of Directors of CIC, a subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel, the International Co-operative Alliance, the European Association of Co-operative Banks and the International Confederation of Popular Banks. From 2012 to 2015, she chaired the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité and sat on the Board of Directors of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada.

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 over $254 billion. It has been rated one of the 50 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. The group has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry. In 2014, Desjardins was named the fourth safest bank in North America by Global Finance magazine and the second strongest bank in the world by Bloomberg News.


SOURCE Desjardins Group

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