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Charles Emond

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles Emond is responsible for the strategic direction of CDPQ and the global growth of the organization.

Prior to this, he held the position of Executive Vice-President, Québec, Private Equity and Strategic Planning. In that role he was responsible for managing the Québec and Private Equity (Québec and International) portfolios, as well as CDPQ’s global strategic planning, in collaboration with the Executive Committee.

Before joining CDPQ in February 2019, Mr. Emond worked for nearly 20 years at Scotia Bank and Scotia Capital, where he held the positions of Executive Vice-President, Financial Affairs, Head of Canadian Corporate Banking and Global Head, Investment Banking and Capital Markets. In these roles, he oversaw a wide variety of teams located in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. During this time, he also led Scotia Capital’s Québec activities. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jarislowsky Fraser following its acquisition by Scotia Bank in 2018.

Mr. Emond is a graduate of HEC Montréal and holds the Fellow (FCPA), CPA, CA and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designations.


Among his community service commitments, Mr. Emond sits on the Board of Directors of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) and is Co‑chair of the fundraising campaign for La Maison des sciences, a project of the Musée de la civilisation in Québec. He is also Honorary Co-chair of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Ball, a fundraising evening, and Co‑chair of the CHU Sainte‑Justine Foundation’s Grow Beyond fundraising campaign.