Richard Bélanger

Biography

Mr. Bélanger has been the president (co-owner) of Toryvel Group Inc. since October 1993. From May 2003 to July 2004, Mr. Bélanger was senior vice-president for eastern operations and corporate development of Canfor Corporation. From 1988 to 2010, he was the president of Stetson Timberlands Inc., and from 1996 to 2003, he was the president and chief executive officer of Daquaam Lumber Inc. and chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Produits Forestiers Anticosti Inc., two companies which he co-owned. Mr. Bélanger was also the president and managing director of Gérard Crête et Fils Inc. from 1991 to 1996.

He has been a member of the board of directors and audit committee of the Laurentian Bank of Canada since March 2003 and Stella-Jones Inc. since 1997. Since March 2006, he has chaired the audit committee and been a member of the risk management committee of the Laurentian Bank of Canada. He has also been a director for GENIVAR Inc. since May 2007.

Since 1981, he has been a member of the Order of Chartered Accountants of Quebec, which honoured him in May 2004 with the title of Fellow and the 2004 Prix CA Émérite.

Le Groupe Bélanger Inc.
Headquarters: 611, 6e Avenue de l'Aéroport, Québec (Québec) G2G 2T4