Réal Bellemare - Biography

Executive Vice-President, Finance, Treasury, Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Réal Bellemare is Executive Vice-President, Finance, Treasury, Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Desjardins Group. In addition to overseeing all of Desjardins Group's financial activities, he provides leadership to the Finance teams who support the business sectors and caisse network in executing their business strategies, optimizing their financial performance and meeting regulatory and financial reporting requirements. He also acts as functional manager of the Desjardins Group Retirement Committee and Desjardins Security Fund.

Mr. Bellemare's executive division also includes the Treasury, Legal Affairs, Compliance and Economic Studies Divisions and the Real Estate, Procurement and Administration Division.

Mr. Bellemare joined Desjardins Group in 2009 as Vice-President, Corporate Banking and Capital Market Risk and Special Assignments. In 2010, he was appointed Senior Vice-President, Risk Management. Mr. Bellemare has been a member of the Desjardins Group Management Committee since 2011. Before his appointment as Executive Vice-President, Finance, Treasury, Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Desjardins Group, he was Executive Vice-President, Risk Management and Executive Vice-President, Operations and Performance.

Mr. Bellemare has a BA in finance and an MBA in SME management and international management from HEC Montréal.