PRESIDENT AND CEO
Until recently, François Desjardins headed up Laurentian Bank’s B2B Bank subsidiary before becoming president and CEO of Laurentian Bank itself in November 2015. He began his career at the bank in 1991, working in various capacities in operations before moving into the ranks of management in 1999. In 2004, Desjardins was appointed as president and CEO of B2B Bank, and he became executive vice president and a member of the management committee at Laurentian Bank in 2006. In 2010, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.