Royal Bank of Canada has appointed Thierry Vandal to its board of directors.
Vandal was president and chief executive officer of Hydro-Québec from 2005 until his retirement on May 1, 2015. He joined Hydro-Québec in 1996 and he served in a variety of progressively senior leadership roles within the organization, including serving as president of Hydro-Québec Production, and vice president of Strategic Planning and Business Development.
Vandal holds a MBA in Finance from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) Montréal and an engineering degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal. He is chairman of the board of BioFuelNet Canada and serves on the boards of Veresen Inc., HEC Montréal and McGill University.