Tembec, a Canada-based forest products company, has named Pierre Gignac to its board of directors. Gignac will assume the seat of Michel Dumas who remains Tembec's executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer.

Gignac joins Tembec’s board with broad international experience and expertise in enterprise risk management, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and finance. He served in roles of increasing responsibility at Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada's export credit agency, including as senior vice president of enterprise risk management and chief risk officer; acting president and acting chief executive officer of EDC from June 2013 to February 2014; and in a variety of senior roles at EDC from the time he first joined in 1999.