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Stephen S. Poloz br Stephen Poloz Mr. Poloz is now president and chief executive officer of Export Development Canada, but earlier in his career he spent 14 years at the Bank of Canada. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Western Ontario. (Pawel Dwulit For The Globe and Mail)
Stephen S. Poloz br Stephen Poloz Mr. Poloz is now president and chief executive officer of Export Development Canada, but earlier in his career he spent 14 years at the Bank of Canada. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Western Ontario. (Pawel Dwulit For The Globe and Mail)

Export Development Canada names interim CEO to follow Poloz Add to ...

Export Development Canada’s board has appointed Pierre Gignac as an interim replacement for president and CEO Stephen Poloz, who is leaving to become the next Bank of Canada governor.

Gignac formally takes on the top EDC management job on June 3 when Poloz becomes Canada’s top central banker. He is the corporation’s chief risk officer.

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EDC says Gignac will provide continuity at the federal Crown corporation, which provides financial services to Canadian exporters.

He has been senior vice-president for enterprise risk management since January 2012 after eight years as EDC’s senior vice-president for insurance.

Prior to joining EDC in April 1999, Gignac held senior posts during a 14-year career at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

The EDC says the search for a permanent president and CEO will be conducted jointly by the board, Privy Council Office and the trade minister.

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