Finance and analytics company S&P Global has announced that co-operator Monique Leroux has joined its Board of Directors.
Ms Leroux served from 2008 until 2016, as chair, president and chief executive officer of Desjardins Group, the largest co-operative financial group in Canada.
She led Desjardins’ recovery from the financial crisis, restored the company’s balance sheet, strengthened risk management and set the organisation on a path for growth – as well as being the first woman to lead a top 10 financial institution in Canada.
“Monique is a highly regarded business leader who brings a strong blend of strategic and operational expertise,” said Charles Haldeman, chairman of S&P Global. “We look forward to her contributions.”
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Prior to Desjardins, Ms Leroux was chief operating officer of Quebecor – a Canadian telecommunications, news media and entertainment company – and earlier worked at the Royal Bank of Canada.
She began her career at accounting firm Ernst & Young and went on to become a partner and lead the firm’s services to the Quebec financial industry.
President and chief executive officer of S&P Global Douglas L. Peterson said: “With her deep experience in financial services and global perspective, Monique is an excellent addition to the Board. Her counsel is going to be very valuable to the company as we continue to focus on growth.”
Ms Leroux is President of the International Co-operative Alliance, a non-profit international association established in 1895 to advance the co-operative social enterprise model.
She currently serves as chair of the Board of Investissement Québec and on the boards of public companies tire manufacturer Michelin, Bell BCE and Alimentation Couche-Tard.
S&P Global has approximately 20,000 employees in 31 countries. Its divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
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