With her recent appointment to S&P Global‘s Board of Directors, International Co-operative Alliance President Monique Leroux brings a cooperative business perspective to the finance and analytics company. The alliance—which is represented in the U.S. by NCBA CLUSA—unites, serves and gives voice to 1 billion cooperators worldwide. Co-operative News reported this story:
Finance and analytics company S&P Global has announced that cooperator Monique Leroux has joined its Board of Directors.
Leroux served from 2008 until 2016 as chair, president and chief executive officer of Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. She led Desjardins’ recovery from the financial crisis, restored the company’s balance sheet, strengthened risk management and set the organization on a path for growth—as well as being the first woman to lead a top 10 financial institution in Canada.
“Monique is a highly regarded business leader who brings a strong blend of strategic and operational expertise,” said Charles Haldeman, chairman of S&P Global. “We look forward to her contributions.”
Prior to Desjardins, Leroux was chief operating officer of Quebecor—a Canadian telecommunications, news media and entertainment company—and earlier worked at the Royal Bank of Canada. She began her career at accounting firm Ernst & Young and went on to become a partner and lead the firm’s services to the Quebec financial industry.
“With her deep experience in financial services and global perspective, Monique is an excellent addition to the Board,” said Douglas L. Peterson, president and chief executive officer of S&P Global. “Her counsel is going to be very valuable to the company as we continue to focus on growth.”
Leroux is currently president of the International Co-operative Alliance, a non-profit international association established in 1895 to advance the cooperative social enterprise model.
She currently serves as chair of the Board of Investissement Québec and on the boards of public companies tire manufacturer Michelin, Bell BCE and Alimentation Couche-Tard.
S&P Global has approximately 20,000 employees in 31 countries. Its divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.