Léopold BEAULIEU, President of CIRIEC-Canada & Honorary President of CIRIEC
Founder of Fondaction, President and Chief Executive Officer until 2020, Léopold Beaulieu has worked for more than 40 years in building of institutions targeting their financial and economic development, as well as their social and environmental impacts. He helped chart new paths in the fields of finance and economic development. Léopold Beaulieu was also Director of several organizations within the cooperative and mutualist movement, social economy, socially responsible finance, cultural heritage and sustainable development, in Quebec and at the international level. Co-founder and Vice-president of the Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins, he is President of CIRIEC-Canada, Co-president of the International Association for Free Software (Ai2L), Vice-president of International Solidarity Development and Board Director of International Forum of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE-IF).