Johanne Duhaime - Biography

Executive Vice-President, Technology and Projects

As Executive Vice-President of Technology and Projects, Johanne Duhaime leads a team of more than 9,000 people working in project delivery, solutions development and IT operations for Desjardins Group.

Her drive to optimize processes and streamline work methods is only equalled by her desire to create dynamic teams focused on delivering value-added transformation projects. Johanne also sits on the board of directors of Aviso Wealth, one of Canada's largest independent wealth management firms.

She holds an executive master of business administration (EMBA) from Université du Québec à Montréal and accreditation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) allowing her to act as a director and bring her important contribution to the boardroom. She has more than 35 years of IT experience in major Quebec organizations.

Her teams were honoured in recent years by Réseau Action TI for their innovation projects in digital transformation and were recognized for the promotion of the use of the French language in IT. In 2019, she was named the Chief Information Officer of the Year for the Public Sector by the Information Technology Association of Canada.

Johanne gives back to the community, as shown by her involvement with the Canadian Red Cross as honorary co-chair of the Montreal fundraising campaign in 2021 and her promotion of women in IT.