Jean-Yves Bourgeois

Executive Vice-President, Business Services
Desjardins Group

Jean-Yves Bourgeois is Executive Vice-President of Desjardins' Business Services Group. His responsibilities include supporting the Desjardins Caisses and Business centres network in providing financing and other business solutions to companies of all sizes. He is also responsible for the capital markets, international trade, venture capital and employer solutions groups. The Business Services group comprises more than 2,500 employees in Canada and abroad.

Jean-Yves earned a Master of Business Administration at McGill University. He joined Desjardins Group in 2010 and has since made his mark in finding creative financing solutions that meet businesses' needs. Over the years, he's forged strong relationships with entrepreneurs, investors and partners in a wide array of sectors including technology, biotechnology, telecommunications, industrial products, agri-food and, of course, finance.

His social and cooperative values are reflected in his long-standing involvement with various causes and Canadian organizations, such as the Canadian Red Cross and Montreal Council on Foreign Relations. He's a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Jean-Yves is also active in mentorship programs such as Adopte Inc., which connects young entrepreneurs and business executives with a goal to support and provide networking opportunities to a new generation of business owners.