and Chief Technology Officer
Alexandre Synnett has been Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer since June 2020. His primary mandate is to pilot CDPQ’s technology strategy, which aims to create even more value through an integrated approach. His responsibilities include investment activities and technology risk management, as well as the organization’s digital transformation. He sits on the Executive and Investment-Risk Committees.
Mr. Synnett has over 20 years of experience in information technology and operations, primarily in the financial sector. He joined CDPQ in May 2010, and before his appointment held the role of Executive Vice-President, Digital Technology and Operations. Prior to that position he was Vice-President responsible for the Business Intelligence Centre of Expertise, Data Management and Data Management/Operations, Private Equity and Infrastructure. He was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Operations, in 2017.
Before joining CDPQ, Mr. Synnett held the roles of Senior Director of the Business Intelligence Centre of Expertise and Vice-President, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence at National Bank of Canada.
He holds an MBA with a specialization in financial services from Université du Québec à Montréal, a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Sciences from École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS-UQAM) and an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management (ACE) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
A very active volunteer, Mr. Synnett sits on several Boards of Directors, including Espace CDPQ, an investment and development hub for innovative Québec companies; Mila, an artificial intelligence research institute; and Alloprof, a non-profit organization that aims to support success at school. He is also a member of the Réseau TIQ, which brings together around 20 IT executives from major Québec organizations. From 2011 to 2015, he was a lecturer in the Faculté de gestion at Université de Sherbrooke in the Executive MBA and Master’s in Business Intelligence programs.