Daniel Desjardins Is Appointed as a Director of Velan

Velan Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Daniel Desjardins as an independent director of Velan.

Mr. Daniel Desjardins, Ad.E, is a member of the Board of Directors of Transat A.T. Inc., the Chair of its Risk Committee and a member of its Audit Committee since 2022. Mr. Desjardins was member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee and Independent Committee of Noranda Income Fund until March 2023, following the privatization of the Fund. Mr. Desjardins is an accomplished business lawyer and executive with extensive expertise in business law, compliance and risk management as well as decades of experience in financing and complex mergers and acquisitions at Bombardier Inc., a company with a global footprint. For more than 20 years, until December 2019, Mr. Desjardins was Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Bombardier In this role, he was responsible for legal affairs, compliance, internal audit, insurance and risk management for the entire company. From 2018 to January 2021, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Bombardier Transportation. Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Desjardins was a partner at a Quebec law firm for 15 years. He began his career at National Bank of Canada. He has been Chair of the Board of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund since 2014 and is Chair of the Board of the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Mr. Desjardins has received numerous professional awards and has twice been named one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers. In 2017, the Barreau du Québec awarded him the Advocatus Emeritus distinction in recognition of his exceptional professional career. Mr. Desjardins holds a law degree from the Université de Montréal and a Master of Laws degree from McGill University.

Courtesy of Velan.

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