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Desjardins data breach fallout: CEO announces departure of 2 senior execs

Desjardins data breach fallout: CEO announces departure of 2 senior execs
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Desjardins Group has shown two senior executives the door in the wake of a data breach that affected all 4.2 million of its members.

The management restructuring, which came following an internal review, leaves chief operating officer Denis Berthiaume and senior information technology vice-president Chadi Habib out of a job.

“Desjardins has come to a mutual agreement with both Mr. Berthiaume and Mr. Habib to end their respective working relationships, and Desjardins Group will move forward with new leadership,” the financial co-operative said in a release Tuesday.

Chief executive Guy Cormier announced the changes in a conference call with employees earlier in the day.

“Trust between a president and their management committee is essential. In light of the events of the last few months, I’ve decided changes must be made to our senior management team,” Cormier said in a statement.

The breach, which scooped up data including social insurance numbers, names and addresses, came to light in June.
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