François Desjardins is President and Chief Executive Officer since November 1, 2015.
He began his career at Laurentian Bank in 1991 within the branch network, occupying various positions in operations prior to joining the ranks of management. He made a particular mark as Manager of the Bank’s Telebanking Centre, assuming the role of Vice President in 1999. In 2004, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of B2B Bank (previously B2B Trust) and, in 2006, became Executive Vice President of Laurentian Bank. He has also been a member of the Bank’s Management Committee since that date.
Mr. Desjardins holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal. In June 2010, he was ranked among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™.