Yvon Létourneau joined Desjardins as an investment manager in the Cooperatives Division in 2005. He now manages and develops the portfolio of investments for Quebec’s cooperatives market
What Yvon Létourneau can do for you
Having worked in cooperatives and financing for over 30 years, Yvon is known for his expertise, particularly in worker shareholder cooperatives. Yvon also sets himself apart with his involvement on various committees and boards of directors, including Réseau d’investissement social du Québec (as chair of the investment committee) and certain Desjardins Group entities.
Yvon has a college diploma in finance and has taken continuing education courses in finance, management and IT.
What would an entrepreneur say about you?
An entrepreneur would say that I listen and that I deliver results as promised and on time.
What great business story inspires you?
The story of a worker cooperative called Horisol inspires me because of the strength and determination of its members. More than 30 years ago, they joined forces to create jobs because most of them had a disability. In the last few years alone, the cooperative has created meaningful jobs for some 70 disabled people, helping them grow and thrive and contributing approximately $4 million to the regional economy each year.
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