Minister Bibeau announces appointments and reappointments to Farm Credit Canada
Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced three appointments and two reappointments to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Board of Directors. These individuals have extensive backgrounds in agriculture and are active members in their communities.
- James Laws – reappointed to a three-year term
- Michele Hengen – reappointed to a three-year term
- Rita Achrekar – appointed to a four-year term
- Sylvie Chagnon – appointed to a four-year term
- Michael Tees – appointed to a four-year term
In 2016, the Government of Canada implemented an open, transparent and merit-based process for selecting Governor in Council appointees. Appointees play a fundamental role in Canada’s democracy by serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies and tribunals across the country.
“Farm Credit Canada is a trusted, knowledgeable financial partner for our hard working farmers. It plays a vital role by providing specialized products and services that help agricultural businesses grow, take advantage of new market opportunities, and innovate. I have no doubt that these highly qualified Canadians will assist the organization in ensuring the long-term viability of the sector.”
- The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
The appointments and reappointments announced today are effective May 21, 2021.
Farm Credit Canada is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a loan portfolio of more than $41 billion. The Crown corporation provides flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information, and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industries.
Farm Credit Canada is Canada's largest provider of business and financial services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations, with close to 100,000 customers serviced by 99 locations across Canada.
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