President and CEO, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Ms. Hudon brings a deep business background and a clear vision for an inclusive economy to support growth for Canadian entrepreneurs. She is a champion of diversity, gender equality, and the green economy, leading BDC’s 2,500-person team. Ms. Hudon has served as Canada’s Ambassador to France and Monaco and as the Prime Minister’s personal representative for La Francophonie. Previously, she was President and CEO of Sun Life Financial Quebec and Senior Vice President of Sun Life Financial Canada. Ms. Hudon has also served on numerous boards, including those of Hydro-Québec, Groupe Marcelle, Holt Renfrew, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
She is the co-founder of The A Effect, co-chair of the Ordre de Montréal’s Council, and she holds the insignia of the Commander of the Legion of Honour from the French government, the Medal of the National Assembly of Québec for her commitment to the cause of women’s ambition, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to culture in Canada. Ms. Hudon was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Concordia University.