Member of the Board of Directors and President of the Investment Committee of Desjardins Financial Security
SIMULTANEOUS FORUM: Governance and democratic decision process
"I am participating in the International Summit of Cooperatives because…"
“I am participating in the International Summit of Cooperatives because I want to become more familiar with the diverse types of cooperatives around the world and the various ways they work. I also want to share my vision and experience.”
Michel Rouleau has a business degree from Laval University and has also completed their university certification program in corporate and financial services governance.
He worked for Desjardins Group for 36 years, 20 of which as General Manager of various Caisses populaires. For the last 5 years of his career, he was President of the Fédération des caisses populaires Desjardins de Québec.
He currently sits on various boards and serves in the following capacities:
- Member of the Desjardins Venture Capital Investment Committee for Quebec
- Member of the Board of Directors of Desjardins Financial Security and President of the Investment Committee
- Member of the Board of Directors of Congébec
- Member of the Board of Directors of the FARPOPQ (professional liability insurance fund for Quebec's college of pharmacists)
- Parliamentary leader for the Beauce-Nord riding in Quebec
He has also served as Director on many other boards and has chaired numerous fundraising campaigns.
About Desjardins Group
Cooperatives - Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, with overall assets of over $173 billion. It comprises a network of financial service cooperatives—caisses and credit unions—and some 20 subsidiary companies in life and general insurance, securities brokerage, venture capital and asset management.
Because of our cooperative nature, we work for the economic and social well-being of our 5.8 million members, and not just for the enrichment of a select few investors. Because of our cooperative nature, we protect the interests of our members and clients by offering them profitable and secure financial products and services and always prioritize sustainable development. Furthermore, for 40 years now, we have been providing technical support and investment services in developing countries through our subsidiary Développement international Desjardins (DID).
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