Former Desjardins CEO makes the Canadian Business Hall of Fame

Monique Leroux led the Canadian co-operative from 2008 to 2016

Monique Leroux, the former CEO of Desjardins Group, will be inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2018.

Leroux is currently chair of the board of directors for Investissement Quebec, a corporation that promotes Quebec as a destination for business and can help with financing for companies interested in operating in the province.

Leroux is known for her time at Desjardins. She was CEO, president and chair of the board at the financial services institution between 2008 and 2016. Under her watch, Desjardins acquired State Farm Canada’s P&C insurance, life insurance, Canadian mutual fund, loan and living benefits businesses in 2014.

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At the time, Desjardins stated that the acquisition made the company the second-largest P&C insurance provider in Canada.

She is also founder and chair of the International Summit of Co-operatives, an event designed to promote business development in the co-operative and mutual sector. She recently ended her term as president of the International Co-operative Alliance.

In addition, Leroux is a member of the Order of Canada and an officer of the Ordre national du Quebec.

Other inductees to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame include George Cope, president and CEO of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada; Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. and Porter Airlines Inc.; and Ian Telfer, chairman of Goldcorp.

The inductees will be honoured at a ceremony in Toronto on May 17, 2018.

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