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Jean Desgagne, BCom
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited (CDS) - Toronto, ON, Canada

Jean Desgagne

Jean Desgagné is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited (CDS). Jean is a seasoned Executive and Leader with experience in all aspects of Operations, Finance, Technology, and Risk Management supporting Capital Markets activities with large multinational financial institutions.  He is particularly focused on leading change, building, fixing and growing businesses and organizations.

Jean has previously held executive positions in Operations, Technology and Risk Management at TD and a number of other global financial institutions.  He is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Jean was actively involved in mentoring new associates at TD and is a judge at Finance competitions at several schools of management, including the Telfer School of Management.  He currently serves on the Board of the Jean Tweed Centre and has been active in a number of other community organizations including the Adoption Council of Ontario.  He is a member of the President’s Advisory Council for the University of Ottawa and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002 in recognition of his community service.

Jean was also awarded a Trudeau Medal in 2009 by the Telfer School of Management. Established in honour of Reverend Father Roland Trudeau, former director of the University's Commerce department from 1950 to 1965, the Trudeau Medal is the highest honour given by the Telfer School of Management to its alumni. It recognizes leadership, initiative and contributions to the business world, the community and their alma mater. 

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Richard Bazinet
Frederic Michel
Jean L. Laporte
Christopher Wilson
John Kurvink
Cathy Lewis
Patricia McCarron
Michael Chambers
Vincent Douville
Guy Laflamme
David Sharpley
Stacey Metulynsky
Ronnie Gavsie
Greg Fougère
Lydia Di Francesco
Paul Vallée
Mimi Lowi-Young
Alain-Michel Sékula
Vik Chaudhary
Tom Philpott
Christine Kincaid
Éric Charette
Russ Morgan
Jean F. Laurin
Candace Tierney
Ian Telfer
Mike Groves
Peter Hollett
Huw Williams
Bernie Ashe
Denis Kingsley
Rob Hyams
Rekha Krishnamurthi
Alexandre Lefebvre
Maxime Lazard
Paul Pinkus
Janet LeBlanc
Michel Cadieux
Benoit Bazoge
Christian Coulombe
Martin Lalonde
Jason Yeung
Mary-Ann Massad
Lee Fraser
Chantal Courchesne
Gabriela Golumbovici
Richard Zhang
Peter Leuzinger
Linda Eagen
Jean Desgagne
Angela Vanikiotis
Harley Finkelstein
Geoff Lebano
Jonathan Martin
Greg Matthews
Amy Karam, IMBA
Pedro Carrasco
John Duncan
Robert Hyams
Robert White
Hugh Faloon
Sarah Newell
Justine Hendricks
Nick Quain
Jennifer Garrett
Drew Huffman
Michel Houle
Ricky Chau
Cory Young
Kim Ades
Chris Finlay
Mark Farrell
Bilge Balci
Kevin Smiley
Andre Bolduc
Matthew Spoke
Tyler Steeves
Hatem Soltani
Yves Bastien
Khusro Malik
Michael McFaul
Michael Burch
Chetan Baweja
James Yersh
Stéphane Bisson
Sarah Asad
Emily Jones
Racha Farah
Daniel Levac
Déric G. Dubien
Simon Nasr
Jon Bartlett
Wooi Seong Cheam
Marc Malouin
Serge Casault
Jean-Pierre Soublière
Luc Cardinal
Sarwar Qureshi
Ian Sinclair
Robert D'Aoust
Michel Lavigne
Gabriel Di Primio
Dany Gagnon
Mike Carson
David Mosley
Francoys Bourgon
Jamil Bhuya
Angsuman Rudra
Alain Doucet
Okenge Yuma Morisho
Joanne Lefebvre
Candace Enman
Jason Kerr
Tim Ragan
Wanda MacDonald
Carol T Culhane
Chaohui Peng
Charles Chamberlain
Patrick Brizay
Luc Fortin
Christian Dion
Christophe Richon
John-Paul Cody-Cox
Vani Edwardson
Billy Triantafilos
Anie Rouleau
Christa Casey
Alain Villemure
Louise Tardif
Jennifer Butson
Jean-Claude Bergeron
Geneviève Bonin
Anil Dilawri
Nadia Scornaienchi
Michael Runia
Sherry Noble
Anne-Marie Hubert
Fares El Sabbagh
Dwight Mihalicz
Paul S. Crampton
Christopher Sisto
Jonathan Simon
Sean Moher
Sebastien Dignard
Marcela Szucko
Dr. Steve Pelletier
Dinesh Kandanchatha
Stéphane Ouellet
Kyle Braatz
Dinakar Vaidya, CFP®
Steven Drover
Phil White
Art Slaughter
Roger Farley
Greg Tarasco
Jay Wong
Saurabh R.  Popat
Sean Murphy
Satheesh Gopalan
Sean Murphy
Chris Rotolo
Alexander Leslie
Russ McLeod
Dennise Albrecht
Paul Knudsen
Michelle Pickett
Majella Morin
Marc Dupuis-Désormeaux
Bryan Belanger
Pamela Baxter
John Hastings
Dobrila Rancic-Moogk
Chantal Backman
François Julien
Kathleen Kemp
Mona Fortier
Herbert Strongeagle
Jean Marc Leclerc
Brennan Loh
Charla O'Connor
Robert Boutin
Dan Moorcroft
Greg Cayen
George Gritziotis
Dan Hilton
Andrew Zadarnowski
Dan Hawes

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