Diane Giard Joins TFI International Board of Directors
Montreal, Quebec, October 22, 2018 – TFI International Inc. (TSX: TFII, OTCQX: TFIFF), a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, today announced that Diane Giard has joined its Board of Directors.
With more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, Ms. Giard has been ranked among the Top 25 of Quebec’s financial industry seven times, and was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2014 and 2015. In 2007, she received the B’nai Brith Foundation Award of Merit, and in 2008, the Prix Performance from the Université du Québec à Montréal School of Management in the Manager category. Ms. Giard has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contribution to the community.
Ms. Giard most recently served as National Bank’s Executive Vice President of Personal-Commercial Banking and Marketing, and a Member of the Office of the President. In this role at National Bank, she oversaw all personal and commercial banking operations in Canada and internationally, and was responsible for developing and managing banking products, portfolio pricing and risk modeling, marketing strategies, and the digital ecosystem.
Ms. Giard remains highly active in the Montreal community. She has sat on the boards of directors of the Université du Québec à Montréal, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Pointe-à-Callière Museum – the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex. Ms. Giard currently serves on the boards of directors of Fondation Virage, GoodnessTV, and Bombardier. She is a member of the Conseil des gouverneurs de HEC Montréal, and since 2015 has been involved with L’effet A, an innovative project that aims to spark ambition in women.
“We are extremely pleased to have Diane join the TFI Board given her breadth of impressive experience,” stated Alain Bédard, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TFI. “Throughout her distinguished career, she has attracted recognition as a natural leader who makes an impact both vertically and horizontally across entire organisations. Her consistent focus on fostering high levels of employee engagement and optimal performance will enhance TFI’s strategic approach going forward.”