Speaker

François Deschênes François Deschênes

President and CEO
Deschênes Group Inc.

François is President and CEO of Deschênes Group Inc. since early 2017. Previously, he had been Vice-President Operation for the province of Quebec, Vice-President and General Manager for Deschênes & Fils Ltée, a subsidiary of Deschênes Group Inc., Vice President Marketing & Business Development, as well as Vice-president Procurement. He joined the family business in 2000. He had also been president of the plumbing and heating buying groups AD Canada Plumbing & Heating Division and Canaplus Limited Partnership. After carrying out two training assignments in Deschênes Group companies, he completed a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at HEC Montreal in 1994. He then held various positions in the manufacturing industry and started a multimedia company in 1997. He holds an EMBA degree from McGill-HEC Montréal since 2010.  He is a member of Young President's Organization (YPO), Cercle des présidents du Québec and a Board member of Fondation Palestre Nationale and La Cordée Plein Air Inc.

Update: April 2018