Montreal, May 5, 2021 - Desjardins is pleased to announce the appointment of Jimmy Jean to the position of Vice-President, Strategist and Chief Economist. Jimmy is taking over the reins from François Dupuis, who will be retiring after a successful 33-year career with Desjardins Group.
"I'd like to thank François for making a difference at Desjardins over the years and for helping his team of economists shine within and outside Desjardins. Desjardins Economic Studies have become a benchmark for analysis and economic forecasting in Canada and abroad," said Alain Leprohon, Executive Vice-President, Finance, Treasury and Administration. "I'm also pleased that Jimmy Jean has been appointed Vice-President, Strategist and Chief Economist. His experience and strong communication and analytical skills make him the ideal person for the position," added Leprohon.
At the time of his appointment, Jimmy was a senior economist and macroeconomic strategist. He brings to his new role 20 years of experience with leading financial institutions, including nearly a decade with Desjardins Group's Economic Studies. Jimmy has extensive expertise in macroeconomic research and forecasting, and monetary policy and fixed income analysis.
Jimmy is a CFA Charterholder and has an MSc in applied economics and a BBA from HEC Montréal.