Jean Desgagné

Director

Jean Desgagné

Director

Jean Desgagné, CPA, CA and ICD.D

Jean Desgagné joined Echelon’s Board of Directors on May 31, 2019, and is currently a corporate director, consultant and advisor to several startups. He is a Director, Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of CPA Ontario.

His former roles include President & CEO, Global Solutions, Insights & Analytics and President & CEO, Global Enterprise Services both with the TMX Group. He was also the President & CEO of the Canadian Depository for Securities. He has held a series of senior executive roles in Global Financial Services organizations including TD Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal and UBS. He has served on the Boards of a number of firms including the Canadian Depository for Securities, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corp, TSX Trust, and Trayport Ltd. He sits on the Boards of a number of startups including World Compass and Luminari.

Jean is actively involved in the community, serving on the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement of Central Ontario and has served on many other community Boards. He is Chair of the Toronto Deans Advisory Board for the Telfer School of Management.

Jean has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, and has completed the Fintech Program at the Said School of Management at Oxford University. He is recognized as a CPA, CA and ICD.D. He was awarded the Trudeau Medal from the Telfer School of Management and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

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