Jacques Chamberland was appointed senior vice-president and chief digital officer in October 2019.
In May 2021 Mr. Chamberland, took on the newly created role of SVP and Chief Transformation Officer. The new role oversees EDC’s business transformation to foster critical strategic change in a timely manner. The new group of transformation champions has the expertise to establish the transformation roadmap, construct the portfolio of initiatives and allocate funding to projects in-order to meet business strategy and financial targets. Jacques’s team also has responsibility for advancing EDC’s digital enablement and its supporting infrastructure; this team includes the digital and technology group, made up of business technology direction, business technology solutions, enterprise information security and data analytics.
Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Chamberland was senior vice-president of partnerships and banking as a service with National Bank of Canada (NBC) where he developed and led a new innovative line of business for the bank. Jacques has held various senior executive roles in Canadian financial institutions over the past 10 years and his responsibilities included leading large-scale transformation programs, digitization efforts, corporate strategic planning, portfolio management and post merger integration.
After beginning his career at Bombardier Aerospace leading aircraft development programs, Jacques worked at McKinsey & Company from 2005 to 2010, where he helped financial sector clients develop go-to market strategies, drive retail network optimization efforts and launch operational efficiency efforts.
Jacques holds an MBA from INSEAD (France, Singapore) and a BA in aerospace engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. He also supports many community and charity causes. He namely led the development of a national strategy to improve high school graduation in Quebec and is an executive member of the Montreal General Hospital, the Paul Gérin-Lajoie and the 24h Tremblant foundations.