Jean Turmel became president of Perseus Capital Inc., a fund management firm, in 2005. He serves on the board of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Mr. Turmel enjoyed a 25-year career at the National Bank of Canada, where he retired as president of Financial Markets, Treasury and Investment Bank. His career spans more than 40 years of capital markets experience, with positions at Merrill Lynch, Royal Securities and Dominion Securities prior to joining National Bank as vice-president, Treasury and Foreign Exchange in 1981. He is a former Chair of the Montreal Derivatives Exchange.
Mr. Turmel holds a B.Comm. and an MA from Laval University and is a recipient of a Doctorate Honoris Causa. He is also a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to the Canadian investment industry.