Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

December 03, 2014 15:45 ET

Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to Farm Credit Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2014) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the reappointment of Sylvie Cloutier to the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Board of Directors. Ms. Cloutier's appointment is for a three-year term effective April 5, 2015. Biographical notes are attached.

Quick facts

  • With a portfolio of more than $26 billion and 20 consecutive years of portfolio growth, FCC is Canada's leading agriculture lender. FCC advances the business of agriculture by providing financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations.
  • The FCC Board of Directors is appointed by the Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The Board is composed of 12 members, including the President and CEO and the Chair, and represents the breadth of Canadian agriculture.


"I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Sylvie Cloutier to the Farm Credit Canada board of directors. Ms. Cloutier has been an asset to the Board, and I am confident she will continue to draw from her extensive experience in the agri-food industry to help oversee and guide its work."

- Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz

Additional link

Farm Credit Canada

Biographical Note

Sylvie Cloutier

Sylvie Cloutier of Bromont, Quebec, was first appointed to the Farm Credit Canada board of directors in 2012. Ms. Cloutier has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebec's Council of Food Processing and Consumer Products since 2010. Prior to taking on this role, Ms. Cloutier served the Council as its Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs from 2003 to 2010. Between 1999 and 2003, Ms. Cloutier also held leadership positions as the Vice President of Communications for the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors, as well as the Executive Director of the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards. Ms. Cloutier's experience also includes working for the global public relations company Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada, as well as the federal government. Ms. Cloutier holds a BA in Communications from the University of Ottawa.

Contact Information

  • Jeff English
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz

    Media Relations
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
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