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novembre, 2018

12nov7:30 AM9:30 AMHow To Prepare And Successfully Complete A Family Business Transition?Young Canadians in Finance


How To Prepare And Successfully Complete A Family Business Transition?

Young Canadians in Finance Montréal is pleased to invite you to this breakfast conference featuring François Deschênes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Deschênes Group Inc., 5th member of the Deschênes family to be appointed president of the business in 77 years.

Mr. Deschênes will share with us his vision on how to prepare and successfully complete a family business transition.

François Deschênes is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Deschênes Group Inc.

At Group Deschênes Inc., he previously served as Vice President, Operations for the Quebec Region, Vice President and General Manager of Deschênes & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Deschênes Group Inc., Vice President, Marketing and Business Development and Vice President of Procurement.

He joined the family business in 2000. François has also served as President of the plumbing and heating purchasing groups AD Canada Plumbing & Heating Division and Canaplus Limited Partnership.

After two internships with Deschênes Group Inc., he obtained his BBA from HEC Montréal in 1994. He then held positions in the manufacturing sector before starting a multimedia company in 1997.

He graduates from the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program in 2010. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), the Quebec Presidents’ Circle and the boards of directors of the Fondation La Palestre Nationale and La Cordée Plein Air Inc.

Deschênes Group Inc., founded in 1940, is a private family-owned company, with its Head Office in Montreal. It is a wholesale distributor of plumbing and heating products, electrical supplies, fire protection and HVAC/R products, waterworks and sewer systems as well as auto parts, with over 140 points of sales throughout Canada. Deschênes Group Inc. also has 18 plumbing retail stores in Quebec and Ontario and is the largest Canadian-owned company in its sector of activity. It is among Canada’s Best Managed Companies.


(Lundi) 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM



1 Place Ville-Marie, 40th floor


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