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Pierre-Marcel Desjardins

UNI Financial Cooperation

Pierre-Marcel Desjardins was elected Vice Chair of the Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes ltée’s Board of Directors in 2010. Two years later, he ascends to the position of Chairman, and still occupies this position on the board of UNI Financial Cooperation.  Mr. Desjardins has been a long-time partner of our organization. In 1995, he was elected to the Caisse populaire de Saint-Anselme Board of Directors, later becoming its Chairman from 1998 to 2001. He also occupied the position of Chairman on the boards of the Caisse populaire Kent-Beauséjour (2007-2008) and Caisse populaire Kent-Sud (2008), as well as the position of Vice-Chairman of the Caisse populaire de Dieppe Board of Directors (2001-2004). Mr. Desjardins was also a member of the Caisse populaire Sud-Est Board of Directors from 2012 to 2013.  A faculty member at the Université de Moncton, he has been a sessional lecturer (1990-1993), assistant professor (1993-1998), to become a professor and Chairholder of the Chaire des caisses populaires acadiennes en études coopératives de l’Université de Moncton from 1996 to 2001. In 1998, he became an associate professor of the Department of Economics and ascended to the position of Professor of the same department in 2007. Mr. Desjardins has also been a research associate of the Université de Moncton Canadian Institute for Research on Regional Development from 1990 to 1996, and from 2001 to 2003. In 2005, he becomes a research associate of the Université de Moncton Canadian Institute for Research on Public Policies and Administrations. As of 2016, Pierre-Marcel Desjardins is Director of the Université de Moncton’s École des hautes études publiques.  Mr. Desjardins graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Ph. D. in Economics, as well as a bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Economics) and a master’s Degree in Economics from the Université de Moncton. He presided the prime ministers of Atlantic Canada panel on the Employment-Insurance Reform and was part of the New Brunswick Pension task force. He was also Chairman of the Pays de la Sagouine’s Board of Directors from 2001 to 2012.  Mr. Desjardins loves to travel to world with his wife, Justine, and their daughter, Lucie.