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. He is also Chairman of CDPQ Infra’s Board of Directors.
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, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) and is the Honorary President of the Fondation Marie-Vincent’s major fundraising campaign. He is Co-Chair of the Investor Leadership Network (ILN) CEO Council and also sits on the COVID‑19 Recovery Leadership Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He is also actively involved in organizations such as Centraide, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.