Michel Magnan, Professor, PhD, FCPA, FCA, ASC, C.Dir.

Montreal, Quebec

Director since 2021
Expert in the fields of finance and accounting

Other key areas of expertise

  • Performance management
  • Remuneration
  • Social and environmental responsibility

Professional experience

Michel is a distinguished research professor at Concordia University who holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Governance at the university's John Molson School of Business. In addition to his accounting designations, he has a PhD in business administration from the University of Washington. He is also an Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC, C.Dir.) who is actively involved in the business and professional community. Prior to his appointment, he was a member of the Desjardins General Insurance Board of Directors and Chair of its Audit and Risk Management Committees. He also sat on the Federation's Audit and Inspection Commission and on the Desjardins Securities Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016. Michel is a member of the Pension Committee and Investment Sub committee of the Pension Plan for the Employees of Concordia University.

Other roles at Desjardins

  • Director, Desjardins Technology Group, Desjardins Trust, Desjardins Capital Incl and Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc.
  • Desjardins Group board committees and commissions:
    • Chair, Audit and Inspection Commission
    • Member, Corporate Governance and Responsible Finance Commission
    • Observer, Risk Management Commission