A seasoned manager recognized for his comprehensive strategic vision and transparent approach, Paul was The Executive Vice-President, Government Mandates and Programs Management from 2017 to 2019 at Investissement Québec. He coordinated the full range of mandates, financial programs and tax measures administered by Investissement Québec on behalf of the Government of Québec through the Economic Development Fund (EDF).
Paul has more than 30 years’ experience in financial management, risk management and business strategies. From 2006 to 2017, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Until 2016, he was also in charge of risk management for BDC. In 2011-2012, he held the post of Interim Executive Vice President, Financing and Consulting for one year in addition to his other responsibilities.
Before joining the BDC team, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TVA Group from 2000 to 2006. In that capacity, he was in charge of television operations and regional stations, IT services, investor relations and human resources.
With a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montréal, Mr. Buron started his career at PwC. He has also worked for Société générale de financement du Québec, Pétromont and Donohue, and was a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA) for more than 30 years.
He is a member of the boards of directors of Oxfam-Québec, and the Association of Québec Women in Finance mentoring program.