Chair of the Board
A specialist in risk management and human resources, Susan Kudzman, an actuary, is currently Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, at Banque Laurentienne. She was previously a partner at Mercer Canada leading the risk management practice. She held the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, where she worked from 2005 to 2010. In addition to risk management, she was responsible for depositor services, performance calculation and analysis and strategic planning. Previous to the Caisse, Susan was Chief Human Resources Officer and then Chief Corporate Officer at BCE Emergis Inc., a publicly traded company specializing in electronic transactions.
She is a member of the Board and the Human Resources Committee of Transat A.T. Inc, a tour operator and airline based in Canada. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of AtmanCo, a publicly traded company specializing in online employee assessment.
Susan is involved in many community and philantropic activities, she is a member of the Board, the Investment and HR Committees of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. She has been Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal since 2000. She served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Quartier International de Montréal from 2006 to 2013.
Ms. Kudzman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and the titles of Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA), Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Certified Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). In her spare time, she keeps busy with her five children, five grand-children and two dogs.