Executive Vice-President and Head of CDPQ Global
and Global Head of Sustainability
As Executive Vice-President and Head of CDPQ Global and Global Head of Sustainability, Mr.
Before joining CDPQ in September 2020, he was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York from 2016 to 2020. From 2017 to 2020, he sat on Canada’s North American Free Trade Agreement Council. Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Tétrault, one of Canada’s leading law firms.
In addition to a Bachelor of Laws from Université de Montréal, Mr. Blanchard holds an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a Master’s in International Affairs, both from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1992.
Very active in the community, Marc-André Blanchard is Co-Lead of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance’s Task Force on Multilateral Development Banks, Co-Chair of the Investor Leadership Network (ILN) and Co-Chair of B20 Indonesia Finance & Infrastructure Task Force. He is actively involved in the Sustainable Markets Initiative, which was launched by His
In 2016, Canadian Business ranked him one of Canada’s 50