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BDC announces appointment of Christian Settano as Chief Financial Officer

Montreal, September 5, 2023 Isabelle Hudon, President and CEO of BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Settano as Chief Financial Officer.

In his new role, Christian will oversee BDC’s financial planning and reporting, finance operations, treasury, procurement, corporate security and safety, as well as real estate and facilities management.

Christian joins BDC from Investissement Québec, where he worked for more than six years, first as Senior Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Affairs, and then as Senior Vice-President, Finance, Risk Management and Business Technology. He played a key role in strategic and financial planning, and in evolving Investissement Québec toward its new mandate, centered on stimulating investment and attracting foreign capital.

He previously held positions at Laurentian Bank of Canada and the Canadian branch of Société Générale, where he led finance and banking functions.

Christian is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Musée de la santé Armand-Frappier. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, both from HEC Montréal, and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.


“With his financial and commercial banking expertise and significant experience working in organizations dedicated to entrepreneurs, Christian represents a great addition to our leadership team. I look forward to seeing him apply his strategic and collaborative skills, mobilizing a talented team of critical importance as we continue to expand BDC’s support to Canadian entrepreneurs across the country.”

Isabelle Hudon, President and CEO, BDC

“I am thrilled to join BDC’s world-class team, and to support Canada’s entrepreneurs from coast to coast. I would like to thank BDC for the trust they have placed in me, and I look forward to innovating with my colleagues across the organization to continue to evolve our systems, procedures and offerings to meet the diverse needs of Canadian businesses.”

Christian Settano, Chief Financial Officer, BDC

About BDC

As Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs, BDC is a partner of choice for all entrepreneurs looking to access the financing and advice they need to build their businesses and tackle the big challenges of our time. Our investment arm, BDC Capital, offers a wide range of risk capital solutions to help grow the country’s most innovative firms. We are one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. For more information on BDC’s products and services and to consult free tools, templates and articles, visit bdc.ca or join BDC on social media.


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