|Vice-chair of the Montreal Executive Committee|
|Assumed office |
|Borough mayor for Saint-Laurent and Montreal City Councillor|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2002
|Preceded by||Position created|
|Born||1959 (age 58–59)|
|Political party||Union Montreal (2001-2013)|
Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal (2013-)
|Residence||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Alma mater||McGill University|
Alan DeSousa (born 1959) is a city councillor from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is also the borough mayor of Saint-Laurent, and the former chairman of the Montreal Executive Committee. He is currently vice-chairman in charge of sustainable development, the environment, parks and green spaces.
By profession he is a chartered accountant.
On June 19, 2013, he declared himself a candidate for the job of interim mayor of Montreal after the resignation of Michael Applebaum. However, in the council session on June 25 to select the new interim mayor, DeSousa withdrew his candidacy before the vote, endorsing Harout Chitilian.
Born in Pakistan to a Roman Catholic family, his family immigrated to Canada when he was a teenager. Alan DeSousa has lived in Saint-Laurent for over 35 years. He is married to Florence Beaudet and has two sons, Martin and Victor. DeSousa completed a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in 1981.
Prior to its merger with Montreal, DeSousa was a city councillor with the former city of Saint-Laurent since 1990. In November 2001, he became borough mayor of Saint-Laurent, a position that he has retained for five consecutive terms. He serves on Montreal's Executive Committee, with the responsibility of sustainable development. In 2004, economic development was added to his responsibilities.
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