Monique F. LerouxPresident
International Cooperative Alliance
Chair of the Board
Monique F. Leroux, age 62, is President of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), representing the cooperative movement in more than 100 countries. From March 2008 to April 2016, Ms. Leroux was the Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada. Before joining Desjardins Group in 2001, Ms. Leroux held positions as the Chief Operating Officer at Québecor Inc., Senior Vice President of Finance and Senior Vice President Quebec at RBC (Royal Bank), and Partner at Ernst & Young. Ms. Leroux serves on the Boards of global companies Alimentation Couche-Tard, Michelin, Crédit Mutuel/CIC and BCE/Bell. Ms. Leroux serves as Chair of the Board of Investissement Québec, nominated by the Quebec Government in April 2016. She is also Chair of the Quebec Economic and Innovation Council and chairs the High Level Contact Group of the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB). She is the founder and Chair of the International Summit of Cooperatives and chairs the Board of Governors of the Society for the Celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. Ms. Leroux is also a member of the Order of Canada and the Canadian Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on the Public Service, the Business Council of Canada, the Founders’ Council of the Quebec Global 100 Network and the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council. She is an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec and a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur (France). She is also the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award (United States), the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Quebec CPA Order, and the Institute of Corporate Directors Fellowship Award. She holds honorary doctorates from eight Canadian universities.