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​Normand Côté

Vice President and Practice Leader
Organizational Psychology, Ontario


Normand has over 38 years of banking and consulting experience in both Line Banking and various staff functions. His last position at BMO before joining Optimum Talent was as Head of Employee Relations and had the dual challenge of protecting the legal and legislative rights of both employees and the Bank across North America and abroad.

He is a certified ADR Mediator and Labour Arbitrator, a professionally trained executive coach as well as a certified Pathfinder practitioner.

He also has extensive experience in commercial and personal lending, staffing, training and compensation. He played a leading role for over 20 years at the Canadian Bankers Association by representing the banking industry and all federally regulated employers at numerous parliamentary and senatorial committee hearings and at the United Nations' International Labour Organization in Geneva where he acts or has acted as the Canadian employer spokesperson, Delegation Head and Employer Chair for all 180 member-states.

Normand is Chair of the Canadian Employers Council and Member of the Advisory Board to the Canadian Minister of Labour and also sits on various "not for profit" Boards.

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Last Modified: 9/3/2015 10:06 AM