Bernard Leblanc

Bernard Leblanc, COO

Mr. LeBlanc joined Taiga as Chief Operating Officer in September 2020. He is a senior executive with extensive
experience in operations, retail, change management, organizational transformations and strategic sourcing
implementations. He is a leader for supply chain re-engineering. From May 2016 until June 2020, Mr. LeBlanc held
the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Groupe Park Avenue, a premier multi-brand car retail
organization. Prior to joining Groupe Park Avenue, he held various positions at Desjardins Group, the largest
federation of credit unions in North America. From September 2010 until January 2016, he held the positions of VicePresident, Strategic Sourcing and Administrative Services and Vice-President, Shared Services Operations at the
Desjardins Group. In his career, Mr. LeBlanc has also held numerous positions at AbitibiBowater (now Resolute
Forest Products) and Pratt & Whitney Canada. Mr. LeBlanc holds a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the École
Polytechnique de Montréal, as well as a MBA from Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM)'s École des sciences
de la gestion (ESG). He is also involved in several community organizations and serves on the boards of the Fondation
Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne, and the Fondation Montréal Inc.