Executive Vice-President and Head of Private Equity
CDPQ US (New York)
Martin Laguerre is Executive Vice-President and Head of Private Equity. In this role, he is responsible for CDPQ’s private equity portfolio outside of Quebec, which targets companies in various sectors and diverse types of transactions around the world.
Mr. Laguerre manages his global teams from both the Montreal and New York offices. He is a member of the Executive Committee, the Invest-Risk Committee and other investment committees, as well as the Chair of the Equity 253 fund’s Strategic Committee.
Prior to joining CDPQ in 2019, he was Senior Principal, Power and Renewables at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB, now CPP Investments) in New York. He previously held the position of Managing Director, Global Power and Water Division and Renewables at General Electric, as well as various positions in investment banking and investment management at global financial institutions in New York.
Mr. Laguerre holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is a Desautels’ Global Expert at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. He has been a CFA charterholder since 2000.
Mr. Laguerre sits on the Board of Directors of Sagen MI Canada, and has served as a director for other companies in Canada, the United States and Brazil.