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Jimmy Jean is taking on the role of chief economist for Desjardins Group following the retirement of François Dupuis, the company announced on Wednesday.

Jean — whose full title is now vice-president, strategist and chief economist — has worked for Desjardins Group’s Economic Studies for almost 10 years, most recently as senior economist and macroeconomic strategist.

Dupuis is retiring after a 33-year career with Desjardins.

“I’d like to thank François for making a difference at Desjardins over the years and for helping his team of economists shine within and outside Desjardins,” said Alain Leprohon, executive vice-president of finance, treasury and administration, in a release. “Desjardins Economic Studies have become a benchmark for analysis and economic forecasting in Canada and abroad.”

Jean has expertise in macroeconomic research and forecasting as well as monetary policy and fixed-income analysis, the release said.