The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) Monday announced the appointment of Eric Prud’homme as its director, Quebec.

Prud’homme has been the CBA’s legal counsel in Montreal for the past 10 years and, more recently, an advisor in government relations. He succeeds Jacques Hebert, who is retiring after more than 36 years of service but will remain with the CBA as an advisor until December 31.

“Eric has very capably managed a number of complex legal issues in Quebec on behalf of the banking industry,” says Terry Campbell, president of the CBA. “He is well respected by his colleagues and peers, and is well-qualified to take on the responsibilities of Director for Quebec. Eric will continue to provide the CBA and its members with an effective voice in working with the province of Quebec on public policies that affect banks.”

Prud’homme has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Université du Québec and a Bachelor’s degree in Quebec Civil Law from the Université de Montréal. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1995. Prior to joining the CBA, Mr. Prud’homme worked as a litigation lawyer at a number of law firms in Montreal.

The banking industry group advocates on behalf of 54 domestic banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 274,000 employees.