BDC announces appointment of Véronique Dorval as Chief Operating Officer

August 18, 2022, Montreal – BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Véronique Dorval as Chief Operating Officer.

In this role, Véronique will be responsible for the Financing, Growth & Transition Capital, and Advisory Services business lines, ensuring BDC’s solutions are integrated, effective and efficient for maximum impact on Canadian business owners.

As a member of BDC’s executive leadership team, she will also help lead BDC’s ambitious new chapter focused on empowering more entrepreneurs to build a better tomorrow and create a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous future for themselves, their communities and the Canadian economy.

Véronique has an impressive 23-year career and is a strategic and inclusive business leader with a demonstrated talent and track record for driving growth and delivering ambitious transformations to increase profitability and create an agile and digitally-enabled operating model.

Before joining BDC, Véronique was Senior Vice President and Chief Client Experience Officer at Sun Life Financial, where she defined a transformation agenda and was responsible for sales across direct channels, delivering double-digit growth.

Prior to that, she spent 12 years as Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, leading management consulting mandates for large North American financial institutions and other clients.

Ms. Dorval is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke, with part of her program completed in Mexico, Spain and India. She is committed to community volunteering, including serving as a board member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and as a passionate contributor to the FitSpirit organization, which seeks to help teenage girls build a foundation of physical fitness that will carry them throughout their lives.

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“We are very happy to welcome Véronique at BDC, as we embark in a new chapter in our evolution to strengthen our role as a development bank and do more and better for Canadian entrepreneurs. Her inclusive leadership style and her proven track record in defining and delivering top-notch client experience strategies will help us achieve our ambitious vision of empowering entrepreneurs to build a better tomorrow.”

Isabelle Hudon, President and CEO, BDC

“It is my privilege to join BDC and help lead its ambitious growth agenda focused on empowering business owners and creating a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous future for themselves and the Canadian economy. I am excited to be part of a team working to deliver on business owners’ needs and expectations. Together, we will make BDC more relevant than ever for entrepreneurs.”

Véronique Dorval, Chief Operating Officer, BDC

About BDC

BDC is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. It provides access to financing, as well as advisory services to help Canadian businesses grow and succeed. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers a wide range of risk capital solutions. For more information, visit bdc.ca.

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