Board of Directors

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L. Jacques Ménard C.C., O.Q.

Montreal (Quebec)

L. Jacques Ménard Jacques Ménard is Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns and President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec. Recently named as the Chancellor of Concordia University, he currently sits on various boards including Claridge Inc. and the Montreal Alouettes. A former Chairman of Hydro-Quebec, Jacques has also been involved with the Canadian Public Accountability Board and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, and served as Vice-Chair of the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy established by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

A graduate of Collège Sainte-Marie, Jacques holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He has also received honorary doctorates from Concordia University, York University, the Université de Montréal and the Université de Sherbrooke.

Distinguished as an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the Order of Quebec, Jacques Ménard joined WestJet's Board of Directors in August 2011.

Board Committees

  • Audit Committee
  • Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee