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Mr. Nicolas Patard becomes new Chairman of the Board of Directors for Finance Montréal

Montréal, May 30 2018–At the last meeting of the Board of Directors of Finance Montréal, Mr. Claude Séguin, Chairman of the Board of Directors since March 2014, informed the directors of his decision to relinquish his responsibilities as Chairman of the Board effective May 30, 2018. The directors expressed their gratitude to Mr. Séguin for his contribution to the organization and subsequently unanimously appointed Mr. Nicolas Patard, Managing Director, Global Equity Derivatives, National Bank, as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Finance Montréal.

“I thank the board members for this appointment, which I accept with great enthusiasm,” said Mr. Patard. “As a board member, I was able to see the significant work done by the Finance Montréal team to stimulate the growth of the financial services sector, through a number of strategic value-added activities. I would like to thank Mr. Séguin, whose dedication and expertise have helped strengthen Finance Montréal’s position as an organization dedicated to the development and international influence of the Quebec financial industry. I am honored to succeed him and delighted to be able to get more involved,” added Mr. Patard.

“I thank Finance Montréal for allowing me to act as Chairman of the Board,” said Claude Séguin. “I would also like to thank the members of the Finance Montréal Board of Directors for their confidence and especially for their tireless commitment to the project pursued by Finance Montréal. I also commend the sustained contribution of the entire Finance Montréal team in carrying out its mission. My experience was most rewarding and allowed me to see firsthand the numerous and tangible impacts of the organization’s work. I wish continued success to the team, the board members and the new president, Mr. Patard,” concluded Mr. Séguin.

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 45 institutional members. Its mission is to develop and promote Québec’s financial services industry. The organization works to enhance Montréal’s reputation as world-class financial hub and engages in international business development activities to attract foreign firms in 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

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Julie Perrone
Director, Communications, Marketing & Events
Finance Montréal

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