Laurentian Bank appoints new chairwoman of Bods
Laurentian Bank announced the appointment of Ms. Isabelle Courville as a Chairwoman of its Board of Directors, following its Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today at the Montréal Science Centre. Ms. Courville succeeds Mr. L. Denis Desautels who sat on the Board for the past 11 years, including 10 as Chairman. Ms. Courville has been a director of the Bank since 2007. An engineer and a lawyer, Ms. Courville was, until recently, President of Hydro-Québec Distribution. Her extensive knowledge of the Bank, combined with her impressive career track record, make Ms. Courville an ideal candidate for the Chair's position. The Bank's shareholders also voted on the composition of the Board of Directors, with the addition of a new member - Mr. Michel Lavigne. A Fellow of the Québec Order of Professional Chartered Accountants and a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Mr. Lavigne was a partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, where he served as President and CEO from 2001 to 2005.