Sylvain Gendron was appointed Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of BDC in 2019.
Drawing from 20 years of experience in legal, compliance and regulatory matters, Mr. Gendron provides legal support to all business units and corporate functions as well as BDC’s Board of Directors. He is also responsible for the regulatory compliance and records management functions within the organization.
Mr. Gendron joined BDC in 2005 as Legal Counsel. In 2009, he was appointed Vice President, Legal Affairs—Business Units, where he was responsible for providing advice and managing all legal support related to Financing, Advisory Services and BDC Capital activities. During 2017, Sylvain also led the Corporate Secretariat function.
Before joining BDC, Mr. Gendron spent six years in private practice, working in associate roles in the business law group at McCarthy Tetrault and Ogilvy Renault.
Mr. Gendron holds a Law degree and a Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance, both from Laval University. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec.