Mr. Raymond began his career and held a number of senior positions at the National Bank. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2001 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada from March 2002 to May 2007. In 2005, Mr. Raymond was named CEO of the Year in a survey conducted by the French daily La Presse. Mr. Raymond sits on the Board of Directors of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Héroux-Devtek Inc., Métro Inc., Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the Insitut de recherche en immunologie et en cancérologie (IRIC). He is also Chairman of the Board of Aéroports de Montréal and Chancellor of Université du Québec à Montréal.