Mr. Léon Courville, Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Pascal François, Director of the Canadian Institute of Derivatives, are pleased to welcome to the CID Mr. SIMON JACQUES as EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TRAINING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Mr. Jacques holds an MBA from UQAM (University du Québec à Montréal) in Investments and Treasury Management, and is the recipient of a gold award from the Canadian Securities Institute. Mr. Jacques has over 20 years of experience as a manager and entrepreneur in the fields of international banking and financial markets. Additionally, he has held several executive positions at major Canadian financial institutions. He has provided tactical and strategic expertise to a number of international business initiatives.

At the CID, he will be responsible for the development of the Institute’s training offerings, its clienteles, and new markets. Mr. Jacques will contribute to pursuing the growth and increasing the international profile of this unique institute.

We bid Mr. Jacques a warm welcome and wish him every success.

About the CID

The Institute’s mission is to contribute to Montreal’s financial center expertise in the fields of derivatives and structured products through training and research projects tailored to industry needs.

The Institute offers a comprehensive training program in derivatives as well as several customized training seminars.

The Institute also presents events (symposia, conferences) and distributes publications, providing relevant information to industry professionals.