Jean-Pierre Vasseur has been president and chief executive officer of AVENIR GLOBAL since January 1, 2009. Jean-Pierre joined the Firm in 1988, serving successively as chief financial officer, executive vice-president and later, president. He is a chartered accountant and graduate of McGill University. Before joining the Firm, he worked for a leading accounting firm. Jean-Pierre is a member of the board of directors of the Maison Emmanuel Foundation.