Head of Real Assets and Private Equity, CDPQ
President and Chief Executive Officer, CDPQ Infra
Macky Tall has been Head of Real Assets and Private Equity since April 2020. In this role, he leads the teams responsible for infrastructure, international private equity, financing solutions and global research. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of CDPQ Infra, a CDPQ subsidiary whose mandate is to plan, execute and operate public infrastructure projects. CDPQ Infra is currently implementing the largest public transit project – the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) – in the Greater Montréal in the last 50 years.
Mr. Tall sits on CDPQ’s Executive Committee and Investment-Risk Committee in addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ivanhoé Cambridge, CDPQ’s world-class real estate subsidiary.
He previously held the position of Head of Liquid Markets and was responsible for the Equity Markets and Fixed Income teams. He was also Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure, overseeing infrastructure strategy and investments. Mr. Tall joined CDPQ in 2004 as Director, Investment, Infrastructure, and accelerated the implementation of a business model focused on strategic partnerships with the largest infrastructure operators in the world. With this approach, a portfolio valued today at over CAD25 billion was built. The team’s expertise also facilitated the implementation of a unique public infrastructure model, with the launch of CDPQ Infra.
Before joining CDPQ, he held several senior management positions with companies in the energy and finance sectors, namely Hydro-Québec, MEG International, Novergaz and Probyn & Company.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from HEC Montréal and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ottawa. He also completed an undergraduate degree in Economics at Université de Montréal.
Mr. Tall sits on the Board of Directors of The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal. He is also a member of the Infrastructure Advisory Board of Global Affairs Canada and the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund Investments Committee. He also served as co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Global Infrastructure Facility of the World Bank.