AN EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP

Our expertise and our leadership at your service.


AN OUTSTANDING EXPERTISE

Whether you want to grow, preserve, protect or transfer your wealth, our team of devoted experts will provide you with an unparalleled private banking experience. Thanks to our highly personalized service, our human approach and our dedicated listening, we will help you make informed decisions based on your wants and needs.

 

 

PRESIDENCY

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Éric Bujold

Éric Bujold

Founding-president 

A born leader, Éric Bujold shows strong qualities of commitment in the business world as well as in the community. He has a long list of achievements, including establishing Private Banking 1859 ten years ago. Today, the company has more than 275 employees and ranks first among private banking services in Quebec, and it aims to become the first private bank in Canada thanks to a team of seasoned experts. 

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NATIONAL SALES

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Jehan Vekemans

Judith Ménard, BAA, LLB, LLM

First Vice President

Judith Ménard has been working at National Bank for over 20 years. An inspiring leader, her ability to mobilize her teams in the face of major changes within banking on both a national and international scale is largely celebrated. She is known for her intrapreneurial spirit and for her focus on customer experience. Previously responsible for supporting all of National Bank's business lines, she now acts as the national sales leader for Private Banking 1859. She wishes to position the company as an essential partner in helping our clients and their families achieve their life goals. Her vision: to provide THE best private banking experience in Canada. 

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BUSINESS STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

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Jehan Vekemans

Jehan Vekemans, MBA

Vice President

Jehan Vekemans has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. He joined National Bank in 2005 after having started his career in business financing. He has held many positions, mostly in business strategy and finance. Jehan has been involved in Private Banking 1859 since its creation in 2009. Heading a large multidisciplinary team, he manages the ins and outs of performance leverage, from operational efficiency to customer experience, in addition to portfolio and risk management.  

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GROWTH AND MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

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Jehan Vekemans

Mario Caron, CPA, CMA, CIM

Associate Vice-president

As a member of the Quebec CPA Order and a chartered investment manager, Mario Caron has been working at Private Banking 1859 since it was created in 2009 and has been a major contributor to its growth. He has 20 years of experience working for the National Bank as a key player when it comes to interpersonal relationships. His biggest strength is dispensing strong value-added advice to a sophisticated clientele.

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Jehan Vekemans

Sophie Ducharme, notary

Associate Vice-president

After serving as Vice-president, Trust and Advisory Services and Associate Vice-president of Sales in the organization, Sophie Ducharme is currently overseeing major projects related to the cultural and organizational evolution of our private management offer. She holds a university certificate in corporate governance and is a Notary Emeritus. Sophie’s sharpened sense of communication and ability to think differently has given her the capacity to mobilize her team in order to push Private Banking 1859 forward in terms of expertise and quality of service. She also remains very socially involved in several community environments.

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NATIONAL BANK INTER-SECTOR SYNERGY

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Jehan Vekemans

Jean Brosseau, MBA, ASC

Associate Vice-president

Jean Brosseau has been working in banking for over 30 years and has held executive positions in business financing and wealth management. He has the ability to use his knowledge and network of contacts to help successful entrepreneurs meet their needs, their company’s needs, and their employees’ needs. Jean is known for his capacity to build relationships of trust and to foster collaboration between clients, partners and the National Bank. 

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