While the Legault government is pushing its Bill 96 to protect French, the Laurentian Bank has just recruited an Anglophone from Toronto as vice-president of investor relations.

“Andrew Chornenky was the best candidate for this role given his extensive experience in banking and investor relations, but more importantly because he has worked directly with Laurentian Bank for the past year,” explained his spokesperson, Merick Seguin.

Prior to Laurentian Bank, Andrew Chornenky worked at Teneo, Scotiabank and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

Founded in 1846 by Ignace Bourget and fifteen Montrealers, Laurentian Bank is worth $1.6 billion on the stock market today.

Its CEO, Rania Llewellyn, is learning French. She managed to make more than half of her April assembly speech in French, it is mentioned.

50% French-speaking management

“Half of the Bank’s management team is French-speaking, including our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Yvan Deschamps, who is based in Montreal and to whom Mr. Chornenky reports,” notes the portfolio manager. word of the institution, Merick Seguin.

“Employees can always express themselves in the language of their choice, but meetings in Montreal are generally held in French,” he concludes.

Laurentian Bank’s recent hires include those of Jean-François Beaudry (Vice-President Marketing), Denys Ouellet (VP Business Development and Head of the Quebec Distribution Network), Marie-Annick Viau (VP and Chief Accountant), Vincent Fillion (VP secured loan products – residential real estate) and Catherine Lussier (VP risk quantification