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Entrepreneurship and Transformation

Louis Vachon, President and CEO of the National Bank of Canada, presented by the National Bank Initiative in Entrepreneurship and Family Business at the John Molson School of Business

Monday, September 30, 2019
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

No cost


John Molson Building
1450 Guy
Room 9th floor




Entrepreneurship and Transformation

This talk by the president and CEO of the National Bank of Canada will focus on how geopolitical, technological, environmental and demographic transformations in our society are impacting entrepreneurship and family businesses.​  


Louis Vachon, C.M.

Louis Vachon has three decades of experience in the banking sector, largely spent rising through the ranks at the National Bank of Canada. As President and CEO since 2007, he has helped make it Canada’s sixth largest commercial bank today.

Vachon’s leadership and business expertise are highly sought after. He has served on many corporate boards, including Molson Coors and Groupe CH Inc.

His skills are matched by his generosity of spirit, both of which he has shared with numerous charities, including Centraide of Greater Montreal, la Fondation de l'institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal, the Cedars Cancer Foundation, and the Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Archaeology and History Complex.

For his professional and community work, Vachon received the 2016 Global Citizens Award from the United Nations Association in Canada. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada that same year.

In 2019 Vachon was awarded an honorary doctorate by Concordia for his leadership in the financial field and extensive charity work in the Montreal community.

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