Kathy R. Assayag
The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal
Serving over two decades in the private and public sector, Kathy is best described as an agent of change. She began her career in commercial lending focusing on risk management and business development for Deutsche Financial Services. She devoted the last 18 years to supporting the charitable sector.
She currently leads the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal, one of Canada’s largest public foundations whose mission is to promote philanthropy and support the charitable sector. The foundation currently manages $1.5 billion in assets and it’s fundholders distributed $107 million in 2018 to a wide range of charities and programs.
She also serves on the board of the Fraser Institute, is a founding board member of Youth Fusion, and Chairs the Jewish General Hospital Users Committee.
Kathy has captured several awards: Leadership Excellence Deutsche Bank, Professional Excellence, Federation CJA, Exemplary Service Award, the Kreutner Prize, and six team awards from the Council for the Advancement of Education (CASE) and the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.
She holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University, an executive certificate from Stanford Graduate School of Business in strategic leadership for non-profit organizations, and is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors, McGill / Rotman School of Management.
She is the proud mother of two daughters, Arielle and Emélie Sarah, who are both blazing their own path as medical professionals. In her spare time Kathy sings in an annual musical at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and further expresses her creativity through painting and gardening.
Co-Founder & Partner
Letko Brosseau & Associates
Mr. Brosseau is a graduate of both the engineering (B.Sc. Industrial Eng.) and business (MBA) schools of the University of Montreal. He joined the CN Investment Division in 1978 and was involved in virtually all areas of activity of the Division. He reported to the president and, in his last year with the Division, he combined the functions of Manager, Oil and Gas, Manager, Private Placements and Manager, International Investments. He founded Letko Brosseau with Mr. Letko in 1987. The firm currently manages close to $30 billion for pension funds, foundations and individuals in Canada and the United States.
RBC Wealth Management
Mr. Loffreda was appointed as Vice Chairman at RBC Wealth Management on November 1, 2016.
As Vice Chairman of RBC Wealth Management, he is one of the most senior contact points for RBC clients working across the range of business lines of the bank. Coaching and inspiring leadership across RBC. Leading and coaching business growth and a high-quality client experience across all RBC lines of business.
Previously he held the position of Regional Vice President and Commercial Financial Services Head – Quebec Headquarters – for twelve years. Leading seven vice presidents and their respective teams covering all general commercial banking, financial services and major specializations including real estate, public sector and knowledge-based industries financing (technology, cinema and health sciences) for the province of Quebec.
He is a member of the RBC Executive Committee and Piloting Committee for the province of Quebec.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in commercial studies with a major in accounting and a C.P.A. designation from the University of Illinois.
He has been awarded the Quebec Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal, the Governor General’s Caring
Canadian Award, the Canadian Senate’s Canada 150 Medal and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Quebec and Canada, along with numerous other awards over the course of his career.
Chief Executive Officer
Marie-Eve Prevost, Chief Executive Officer of MissFresh, discovered meal kits when she was living in Australia with her brother, Bernard. As a foodie and a busy young professional, she immediately fell in love with the idea of getting recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered to your home. Her adventures as an entrepreneur began in 2015 when she returned to Montreal to launch MissFresh with her brother and a childhood friend, Ritter. In August 2017 Metro acquired a 70 percent stake in the company which, today, has over 270 employees in Quebec.
Besides running her own business, Marie-Eve also has more than 12 years of digital management experience in the fields of media (TVA, Yahoo!7 and Seven West Media), e-commerce (Mediagrif Interactive Technologies) and telecommunications (Bell).