Johanne Charbonneau, Accountant, FCPA, FCGA, MBA, C.Dir.

Ottawa, Ontario

Director since 2019, Vice-Chair and Lead Director since 2021
Expert in the fields of finance and accounting

Other key areas of expertise

  • Auditing
  • Compliance
  • Credit unions and insurance

Professional experience

Johanne is a CPA Ontario member, a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, and an Administratrice de sociétés certifiée with an MBA and BBA. She is the former CFO of CBC/Radio-Canada, the International Development Research Centre and the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. She has worked extensively with cooperatives and non-profits, serving as director at Alterna Bank, Central 1 Credit Union and The Co-operators from 2011 to 2017. More recently, Johanne served on several boards, including the board of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, until her appointment as a Desjardins Group director in 2019.

Other roles at Desjardins

  • Director, Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc.
  • Director, Desjardins Technology Group, Desjardins Trust and Desjardins Capital Inc.
  • Desjardins Group board committees and commissions:
    • Chair, Corporate Governance and Responsible Finance Commission
    • Chair, Committee on the Aggregate Remuneration of the President and CEO of Desjardins Group
    • Member, Human Resources Commission
    • Former Chair, Audit and Inspection Commission