Major Career Roles:
- Senior Advisor to Fiera Capital
- Independent Board Member of Michelin
- Independent Corporate Director of BCE/BELL and COUCHE-TARD
- Chairs Michelin’s ESG Committee and BCE’s Corporate Governance Committee.
- Chair, Industry Strategy Counsel (Canada)
Other Career Highlights:
- Independent Board Member with S&P Global Inc
- Chair, President, and CEO of Desjardins Group
- Chair of the Board Investissement Québec
- Independent Board Member of Credit Industriel et Commercial SA
- Senior Vice President at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Monique Leroux is an experienced Chair within private sector companies, state owned corporations and government and has a wealth of experience and multi-industry knowledge in finance, insurance, manufacturing.
Monique Leroux is Senior Advisor to Fiera Capital and is an Independent Board member of Michelin, BCE/BELL, COUCHE-TARD and Lallemand. She also chairs Michelin’s ESG Committee and BCE’s Corporate Governance Committee.
From 2016 until May 2022, she served as Independent Board Member with S&P Global Inc. From 2008 – 2016 she was Chair, President, and CEO of Desjardins Group (the leading cooperative Canadian financial and insurance group) having served as the company´s CFO for four years. Before joining Desjardins Group in 2001, she was a Partner at Ernst & Young (Canada) and Senior Vice President at RBC (Royal Bank of Canada).
Companion of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (2018) (CBHF) and the Investment Industry Hall of Fame (IIAC), Monique Leroux is now a Corporate Director and Senior Advisor. She contributes her broad international business experience as Partner of Ernst and Young (EY), Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group and Chair of the Board of Investissement Québec. During the past 10 years, Monique has also been very active in the B7 and B20 global meetings, representing Canada.
In May 2020, Ms. Leroux was appointed Chair of the Industry Strategy Council by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada which provided advice and reports to government during the pandemic. She is a member of the G7 Impact Taskforce, representing Canada.
Very active in the Canadian community, she is Vice Chair of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM), Chair of the Board of Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec and Chair of the Governance Committee of Université de Sherbrooke.
Ms. Leroux is a member of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur (France) and a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award (United States). She has been awarded Fellowship by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds honorary doctorates and awards from ten Canadian universities in recognition of her contribution to the business sector and to the community. She is also a Director Emeritus and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Rideau Hall Foundation. She has also published 3 books.