Christian Dubé has been Executive Vice-President, Québec since August 2014. As such, he is in charge of implementing CDPQ’s investment strategy, which aims to boost the Québec economy by fostering the growth of businesses in the province and generating returns in line with clients’ expectations. Overseeing the private equity portfolio in Québec, he also advises all of the investment teams to help identify the best investment opportunities across the province. More generally, he plays a leadership role to coordinate and plan, using an integrated approach, all business activities in Québec. He sits on the Investment-Risk Committee.
Prior to joining CDPQ, Mr. Dubé led a distinguished career in the private sector. A chartered accountant by training, he worked at Price Waterhouse before co-founding MIA Biron Lapierre Dubé & associés in 1986 and going on in 1992 to become Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions at Coopers & Lybrand. From 1996 to 2004, he held executive positions at Domtar, including that of Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Between 2004 and 2008, he was Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Cascades, and from 2009 to 2012, he managed the paper mill’s European branch. He represented the riding of Lévis in the Québec National Assembly from 2012 to 2014 and was Vice-Chair of the Commission des finances publiques.
Holding a Bachelor of Business Administration from Université Laval, he is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (formerly the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants) and was awarded the title of Fellow of the Order (FCPA) in 2015.
Christian Dubé sits on the boards of directors of Bombardier Transportation and Québecor. He has previously sat on several other boards, including those of Norampac, National Bank Financial, Héroux-Devtek, Fido, Cirque du Soleil and McCinnis Cement, and has chaired the board of Reno De Medici in Europe. He was a member of the Investment Committee of Cycle Capital Management and a member of the Financing Committee of Tel-jeunes. Since 2017, he has been President of the Fondation Centre Philou’s major fund-raising campaign. In 2010, he was awarded the Prix Hermès by the Faculty of Administration of Université Laval in recognition of his career and his many achievements internationally.