Chief Strategy Officer
Michel Bergeron was appointed Chief Strategy Officer of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) in 2018.
In this role, he is responsible for designing, developing and communicating BDC’s overall strategic direction and vision for the future. He leads a multidisciplinary team focusing on corporate strategy and initiatives, digital transformation, partnerships and government relations, economic and market research, and innovation. He is also in charge of the implementation of an integrated approach to develop new products and solutions across all BDC’s lines of business.
Before his current position, he was BDC’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs for over 5 years, overseeing branding and advertising, client experience, economic analysis, corporate communications, marketing, public and media relations, research, and digital experience.
He joined BDC in 1999 and has held a variety of field and corporate positions during his career with the bank, including Senior Manager, Loans; Director, Corporate Planning; Director, Strategic and Business Solutions; and Vice President of Corporate Relations.
Mr. Bergeron began his career in the federal government, where he worked in international trade negotiations for the Department of Finance.
Mr. Bergeron is a lawyer and holds and MA in international relations. He also holds the Corporate Director (ICD.D) designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.