Jean Patrick Béland was born in Montreal in 1945. After graduating from Loyola High School and Loyola College, this eight-year man earned an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1968. He spent his entire career with the Royal Bank, principally in corporate finance, and was appointed Managing Director at RBC Dominion Securities before retiring in 2000. He was very well respected in the market.
A community-minded individual, Jean has served on numerous volunteer boards including St. Mary’s Hospital, Queen of Angels Academy, Catholic Community Services and the Board of Governors at the school which he chaired from 2004 to 2007, a period of significant expansion at Loyola. His participation in a Kairos retreat at the school at the time left a lasting impression on the students who shared the experience. Currently, Jean serves on the Boards of The Pillars Trust Fund, Executives Available and the Concordia International Business Case Competition and is a volunteer at Meals on Wheels and the Lakeshore General Hospital. He is a dedicated family man and a caring friend to those in need.