Benoît-Carl Coulombe, based in Montreal, plays key roles in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers and Financial Services practices while also working across various other sectors and functions. He has extensive experience successfully assessing and recruiting senior-level executives, with special emphasis on banking, wealth and asset management, and insurance in addition to services, real estate, and technology and communications in the broadest sense. Benoît-Carl is also involved in the firm’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals practice in Canada.
What I care most about is the truth, and what I admire most is the willingness to face it. Uncovering the truth, speaking it and facing it are paramount for making the right people decisions.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Benoît-Carl was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in London as part of its oil and gas team. Before that he worked as an M&A lawyer for Linklaters, based in London, with assignments in Germany and Switzerland. Benoît-Carl began his career as a corporate lawyer with Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright).
Benoît-Carl earned a civil law degree (LLL) from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is passionate about his family and friends and about spreading as much happiness as possible to the people around him. Benoît-Carl is also a health and fitness buff with a keen interest in science.