Marie-Claude Boisvert - Biography

Executive Vice-President, Business Services

Marie-Claude Boisvert is Executive Vice-President of Business Services at Desjardins Group.

Ms. Boisvert's role is to oversee the strategies for the caisses and their business centres, and help them serve companies of all sizes by providing an adapted service offer. She is also responsible for monitoring the overall performance of business services as well as the leadership demonstrated by specialized teams working in capital markets, financing, international trade, asset custody and payroll services.

Ms. Boisvert has close to 30 years' experience in business financing. She joined Desjardins in 1994, and has held a variety of positions. Before her appointment to Senior VP of Business Services, she was Chief Operating Officer of Desjardins Business Capital régional et coopératif. Throughout her career, Ms. Boisvert has made a name for herself in the capital development sector and through her contribution to supporting entrepreneurship and bolstering the community's economic development.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université du Québec in Montréal and is a member of the Quebec order of chartered professional accountants (CPA). Ms. Boisvert shares her expertise with the boards of a number of organizations, including the Montreal Port Authority, the Board of trade of Metropolitan Montreal and École de technologie supérieure (ETS). She is also involved with several community organizations.

Ms. Boisvert has ranked among Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women in the Corporate Executives category since 2010. In 2014, she was named Fellow of the Quebec order of CPAs. The prestigious designation is awarded to CPAs who promote the profession through their outstanding achievements. In 2016, she received the Inspiration Andrée Corriveau award from the Quebec association of women in finance.