Montréal, Québec, April 10, 2017 – Claude Séguin, Chairman of the Board, Finance Montréal, is pleased to announce that Louis Lévesque has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Finance Montréal. Mr. Lévesque assumes his post immediately, replacing Mario Albert.
“Mr. Lévesque has extensive experience and has held leadership positions within the Canadian government. His appointment demonstrates the commitment of Finance Montréal’s Members to develop and promote our financial hub. On behalf of Finance Montréal’s Directors and Governors, I would like to welcome Mr. Lévesque and offer him our support in carrying out his mandate. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Mario Albert, our outgoing Chief Executive Officer, for his excellent work during his two years at the helm of Finance Montréal. We wish him the best of luck in his new role,” said Mr. Séguin.
Mr. Lévesque began his career with the Québec government in 1983 as an economist with the Régie des assurances agricoles du Québec and then with the Ministère des Finances. In 1991, he joined Finance Canada, becoming Associate Deputy Minister in 2004. Mr. Lévesque was promoted to Deputy Minister in 2006, first at Intergovernmental Affairs in the Privy Council Office and then at International Trade where he also served as the Prime Minister’s personal representative and Sherpa for Canada at the G-20. In 2012, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Canada where he remained until leaving the federal public service in July 2015.
In October 2015, Mr. Lévesque joined the International Economic Forum of the Americas, where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the Conference of Montréal. Mr. Lévesque was born in Québec City and studied at Université Laval, where he earned a bachelor’s in Mathematics and a master’s in Economics.
About Finance Montréal
Finance Montréal, Québec’s financial cluster, was created in 2010 by institutions in the financial services industry at the invitation of the Québec Government. Finance Montréal brings together 24 Governor Members, 6 Partner Members, 12 Associate Members and close to 300 volunteer professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote Québec’s financial services industry. The organization works to enhance Montréal’s reputation as a world-class financial hub and engages in international business development activities to attract foreign firms to Montréal by promoting various fiscal incentives, including the IFC tax credit. Finance Montréal fosters cooperation among a vast range of institutions to stimulate the industry’s growth while raising awareness of the financial specializations found in Montréal. To learn more about Finance Montréal, visit www.finance-montreal.com.
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