Jean-Luc Gravel has been Executive Vice-President, Equity Markets with CDPQ’s Investment Management group since April 2009. He oversees the equity investment teams and the research team. He develops strategies and explores new opportunities for all of CDPQ’s equity market activities. He is a member of the Executive Committee and sits on the Investment-Risk Committee.
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, he began his career in the financial industry in 1982. First working as an analyst, he later held management positions in large financial institutions established in Montréal, including Nesbitt Burns, Newcrest Capital and TD Newcrest Securities. He has also been a financial reporter for the investment section of the newspaper Les Affaires. He had worked at CDPQ for two years in the 1980s and later returned in 2004, where he had the role of Senior Vice-President, Canadian Equity, until 2009, with a team of 25 portfolio managers and financial analysts under his leadership.
He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and holds a B.Sc. from the Université de Sherbrooke.
Mr. Gravel sits on the boards of directors of Énergir and First Eagle Holdings. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Montréal Exchange from1995 to 1998 and of the International Financial Centre of Montréal (IFC Montréal) from 2010 to 2016.