Jean-François Sauvé has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. He began his career at Barclays Bank in Toronto. He subsequently joined McLeod Young Weir Limited (rebranded ScotiaMcLeod Inc. the Scotia Capital Markets) and in 1993, became a Director of the Corporate and Government Finance Department. Prior to co-founding Cheverny he was President of Pictet Canada L.P., where he was responsible for the North American operations of Pictet & Cie, Switzerland’s foremost private bank. Mr. Sauvé is also a principal advisor to a major European family office. Mr. Sauvé sits on the board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Québec Region), Fondation du Festival de Lanaudière and the Buildings Committee of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Past affiliations include Héritage Montréal, Montréal Passion Vin (Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation) and The Advisory Committee on the Official Residences of Canada. He is Chairman of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation. He completed his degree in Business Administration at l’école des Hautes études Commerciales (HEC Montréal) and later earned an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.