DID in Colombia: Achievement without borders

DID in Colombia: Achievement without borders (2 min 20 s)

Added on November 4, 2020

Project Manager François Dionne and Business Financing Advisor Jean-Xavier Escot, members of the Développement international Desjardins (D I D) team, share their experience in Colombia and the sense of fulfilment that it has brought them.


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DID in Colombia: Achievement without borders (2 min 20 s)

Added on November 4, 2020 | Desjardins Group

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[Développement international Desjardins (D I D) team ambassadors are talking with a Colombian merchant outside a street stall.]

[Cut to François Dionne, wearing glasses and a suit, giving an interview.]

[On-screen text: François Dionne, Project Director, Développement international Desjardins]

Dionne: I am extremely proud to serve as Desjardins Group's ambassador in Colombia.

[Cut to a bearded man in a suit, Jean-Xavier Escot, giving an interview.]

[On-screen text: Jean-Xavier Escot, Business Financing Advisor, Développement international Desjardins]

Escot: How would I describe it? Enriching, motivating, gratifying. We're really making a noticeable difference.

[D I D team members are shown walking down the street in Colombia.]

[On-screen text: D I D in Colombia: Achievement without borders]

[Développement international Desjardins logo]

Dionne: What I'm most proud of is sharing our values.

[Dionne and his team are shown in a meeting.]

Escot: You don't arrive in a country with all the answers.

[Escot is seen in a meeting room talking with Colombian entrepreneurs.]

Escot: It's a combination of our expertise and our knowledge. It's all about creating a link between Desjardins Group's experience and the country.

[Scenes are shown of Dionne speaking to various audiences outside and in a room.]

Dionne: It's a great source of pride for me when we see the ideas that are being generated here—this cooperative approach and our way of working—when I see that we can communicate this in a major emerging country like Colombia.

[We see a time-lapse shot of a Colombian mountain range with clouds at the peaks and a shot of the Colombian flag blowing in the wind.]

Escot: The last 5 years have been a dream come true for my family and for me professionally. Thanks to this experience, I have 2 small boys who speak 3 languages.

[Escot is shown talking with and standing next to his team of 17 men and women in Colombia. Workers are shown picking and tossing pineapples in a field. A worker from a Colombian cooperative is seen talking with a convenience store owner at her counter.]

Dionne: To have the chance to live in another country on behalf of Desjardins Group is one of the greatest things that I've ever done professionally.

[Dionne is shown giving a talk in Colombia and standing among Government of Canada representatives.]

[Government of Canada and Développement international Desjardins logos]

[Desjardins jingle]

[Desjardins logo]

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