Bombardier unveils new addition to board of directors


Bombardier has appointed Diane Giard to its board of directors with immediate effect. Giard is the executive vice president, personal-commercial banking and marketing, at the National Bank of Canada.

Giard has more than 30 years’ experience in the banking industry, including several years at Scotiabank, which she joined in 1982 and where she held various executive positions. She joined the National Bank of Canada in 2011 as executive vice president – marketing, and less than a year later became responsible for personal and commercial banking.

Giard is a member of the Steering Committee for Montréal, Cultural Metropolis, and HEC Montréal’s board of governors. Since 2015, she has also been involved with L’effet A, an innovative project that aims to spark ambition in women.

She has been ranked among the Top 25 of Quebec’s financial industry seven times, and was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network, in 2014 and 2015.

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