La Financière agricole du Québec

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Capital Financière agricole

CFAI team

Mr. Joel Girard

Joël Girard
General Manager

Joël Girard holds a Master's degree in Organizational Management from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Université Laval. He has over 30 years of experience with a number of financial institutions, including some 20 years with Investissement Québec. In his last few years with the corporation, Mr. Girard held the position of Agri-food Investment Manager. He joined the CFAI team as General Manager on November 15, 2021.

367 995-8667
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Mr. Serge Vermette

Serge Vermette
Portfolio Manager

Serge Vermette holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) Montréal, as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He has nearly 20 years of experience with venture capital companies and financial institutions like Investissement Québec, the Royal Bank of Canada and Desjardins Capital. He has also worked as an engineer for several years, including six years doing project management for manufacturing companies. Mr. Vermette joined the Capital Financière agricole team as portfolio manager in December of 2018.

438 995-3642
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Ms. Chantal Joyal

Chantal Joyal
Portfolio Manager

Chantal Joyal holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the École des hautes études commerciales. With over 27 years of experience in the financial sector, she has worked for various financial institutions, including the National Bank of Canada and the Bank of Montreal. She has also worked for Laval Technopole. Ms. Joyal joined the Capital Financière agricole team on January 11, 2021.

514 919-6890
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Mr. David Poulin

David Poulin
Portfolio Manager

Mr. Poulin holds a Master of Business Administration - Finance Specialization from École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) and a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics also from HEC. Mr. Poulin worked for 20 years at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, including 17 years with the corporate credit team. Mr. Poulin joined the CFAI team as a portfolio manager in May 2022.

514 824-4573
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Ms. Lysanne Baril

Lysanne Baril
Portfolio Manager

Lysanne Baril holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance Profile, from Université Laval. She has over 10 years of experience in the agri-food sector. She has worked as a category manager in marketing at Sobeys and as a sales manager for Chocolats Favoris. She has also worked in corporate finance for the Business Development Bank of Canada for the past four years. Ms. Baril joined the CFAI team on August 15, 2022.

418 208-3578
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Ms. Lise Lepage

Lise Lepage
Administrative Assistant

With more than 30 years of experience in secretarial and clerical work, Lise Lepage has served as an administrative assistant and secretary for a number of companies, including SNC-Lavalin. She took up her new position as an administrative assistant at Capital Financière agricole inc. (CFAI) on January 10, 2022.

418 834-6857, poste 6438
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