Management Team

Luc Fortin

President and Chief Executive Officer

Luc Fortin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montréal Exchange (MX) and Global Head of Trading with TMX Group.

Focused on leading growth in the areas of TMX derivative, fixed income, private markets and equity trading businesses, Luc helps to deliver a best-in-class experience to trading clients, developing and offering new product solutions.

He joined MX as Managing Director, Derivatives Trading in June 2016, following a 25-year career in Canada's capital markets industry leading client-facing teams in fixed income and derivatives. Prior to joining MX, he served as Managing Director, Canadian Head of the Institutional Client Group at HSBC Bank Canada. In this role, Mr. Fortin led HSBC's institutional client-facing businesses in rates and credit, derivatives, foreign exchange and money markets across Canada. Prior to HSBC, he held senior leadership positions at TD Bank and TD Securities.

Mr. Fortin is a graduate of the TD Securities Leadership program at Ivey Business School and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Ottawa. He has served as Board Chair of CANMarket Data and was an Investment Industry Association of Canada board member from 2006-2010.

Jacques Caussignac

Vice President, Derivatives Growth and Innovation

Jacques Caussignac serves as Vice President, Derivatives Growth and Innovation.

Mr. Caussignac joined the Montréal Exchange (MX) in 2016 and has more than 18 years of experience in financial markets. Prior to joining MX, Mr. Caussignac held various positions in Fixed Income and risk management at RBC Capital Markets and Addenda Capital Inc. Mr. Caussignac cofounded AlphaFixe Capital Inc., a Quebec institutional fixed income investment firm.

Mr. Caussignac has a M.Sc. in Finance from HEC Montréal.

Jean-François Bertrand

Vice President, Trading Systems

Jean-François Bertrand serves as Vice-President, Trading Systems at the Montréal Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Mr. Bertrand has 19 years of experience in exchanges, clearing houses and market surveillance environments. He worked for TMX Group Information Technology, where he led, as Director, Architecture, the business and software architecture teams. He participated in the development of the SOLA technological platform and in the commercialization and implementation efforts of that technology for the Boston Options Exchange and the derivatives markets of the London Stock Exchange Group. Prior to his current position, Mr. Bertrand was Vice-President, Market Operations, Services and Connectivity at the Montréal Exchange. Before joining the Montréal Exchange, Mr. Bertrand was active in the consulting business, first for DMR Conseil, then for Fujitsu.

Mr. Bertrand holds a joint MBA from McGill University and HEC Montréal as well as an M.Sc. from Université de Montréal.

Julie Rochette

Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer

Julie Rochette is Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Officer of the Regulatory Division Montréal Exchange.

In October 2015, Ms. Rochette joined the Montréal Exchange as Director, Enforcement and Legal Counsel in the Regulatory Division. She became a member of the Quebec Bar in 1994 and practised civil litigation and family mediation until 2000. Before joining the Montréal Exchange, she held various legal and compliance positions within the financial and the aerospace industries, at Laurentian Bank of Canada, National Bank Financial, the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and Pratt & Whitney Canada. Her main areas of expertise are legal, compliance and regulation.

Ms. Rochette holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Law from the Université du Québec à Montréal and participated to the Civil Law Common Law Exchange Program.

Sabia Chicoine

Chief Legal Officer

Sabia Chicoine is Chief Legal Officer, MX, CDCC. Ms. Chicoine is a member of MX and CDCC senior management team.

Prior to joining TMX Group in 2015, Ms. Chicoine held the position of Senior Legal Counsel, Advisory Services, at National Bank Financial. She began her career in 2005 at BCF LLP where she first practised with the Business Law group and then with the Tax Litigation group.

Ms. Chicoine holds both a Common Law and Civil Law degree from McGill University and is a member of the Quebec Bar.

Gladys Karam

Director, Equity Derivatives

Gladys Karam serves as Director, Equity Derivatives at the Montreal Exchange.

Ms. Karam joined the Montreal Exchange in 2013 with the responsibility of developing and supporting educational initiatives for investors. She began her career at TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. where she held various positions, including account representative, training officer, options specialist and account manager for Institutional Services.

Ms. Karam has a Masters of Economics from Université de Montréal.

Robert Tasca

Director, Interest Rate Derivatives and Client Solutions Group

Robert Tasca serves as Director, Interest Rate Derivatives and Client Solutions Group.

Mr. Tasca joined the organization in 1998 where he began his career on the Montréal Exchange trading floor.

Mr. Tasca is certified in Business Management from McGill University.

Seif El-Bakly

Director, Corporate Strategy at the Montréal Exchange

Seif El-Bakly serves as Director of Corporate Strategy at the Montréal Exchange.

Prior to that, Mr. El-Bakly joined MX as part of the Business development team in 2009 and had various roles within the organization since.

Mr. El-Bakly holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.