Kim Thomassin

Executive Vice President & Head of Investments in Québec & Stewardship Investing at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

Kim Thomassin

Kim Thomassin

Executive Vice President & Head of Investments in Québec & Stewardship Investing at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

Biography

Kim Thomassin has been Executive Vice-President and Head of Investments in Québec and Stewardship Investing since April 2020. She leads the teams responsible for investments in Québec, post-investment management and Espace CDPQ. She also oversees the Stewardship Investing team, whose mandate is to deploy CDPQ’s investment strategy to address climate change. She is a member of the Executive Committee and the Investment-Risk Committee, and sits on the Board of Ivanhoé Cambridge, CDPQ’s global real estate subsidiary.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Thomassin held the role of Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Compliance and Stewardship Investing. Before joining CDPQ in 2017, Ms. Thomassin was National Client Leader and Managing Partner for the Québec Region at McCarthy Tétrault. As a member of the Leadership Team, she contributed to the firm’s regional and national management while strengthening its national presence. In her 17 years at the firm, she held various important positions and specialized in project finance and acquisition transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has been involved in several transactions related to large-scale Canadian and international projects. She has also represented public institutions and developers in connection with public-private partnerships.

Ms. Thomassin received a B.C.L./LL. B. from Université Laval and a minor in psychology at McGill University. She also studied at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law. Ms. Thomassin is a member of the Québec Bar.

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Kim Thomassin sits on the Boards of Directors of Ceres and Cirque du Soleil, and is also Campaign Cabinet Co-President of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition, she is one of four members of an expert panel on sustainable finance set up by the federal government to engage with Canadian business experts.

In 2019, she was named to the Chambers GC Influencers Global 100, a distinction that recognizes the leadership and contributions of heads of legal departments around the world. In 2016, she received the Quebec National Assembly Medal in recognition of her dedication to initiatives supporting women. Her leadership has received additional recognition, including the Christine Tourigny Award of Merit, the Lawyer Emeritus distinction from the Barreau du Québec and Lexpert’s Zenith Award recognizing her as a leading lawyer. In 2012, the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) recognized her as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

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McCarthy Tetreault LLP

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Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Executive Vice President & Head of Fixed Income at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Executive Vice President & Head of Cdpq Global at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Executive Vice President & Head of Equity Markets at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Executive Vice President & Head of Private Equity & Capital Solutions Cdpq US (New York) at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Deputy Finance Minister at Canada Department of Finance

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Managing Director of Portfolio Management at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Co-Chairman at The Carlyle Group LP (Global Private Equity)

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Executive Vice President & Head of Infrastructure at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec

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Executive Vice President & Head of Investments in Québec & Stewardship Investing at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec
Career History
Regional Managing Partner, Quebec
Current

McCarthy Tetrault LLP provides legal services. Its services include integrated business law, litigation services, taxation, real property, and labour and employment law. The company was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

Executive Vice President
2020 - Current

CDP Capital Private Equity invests in companies located in Canada, US, Europe primarily in Quebec. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of industrials, IT & telecommunications, financial, consumer products and healthcare. They provide growth stage capital requirements with an investment size of $250 CAD to $1000 CAD.

Executive Vice President & Head of Investments in Québec & Stewardship Investing
Current

Founded in 1965, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec is one of the largest institutional fund managers in Canada and North America. They are the leading private equity investor in Canada and are also one of largest real estate asset managers in the world. The Caisse is headquartered in Québec, Canada.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Founded in 1965, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec is one of the largest institutional fund managers in Canada and North America. They are the leading private equity investor in Canada and are also one of largest real estate asset managers in the world. The Caisse is headquartered in Québec, Canada.

Director
Current

ALSTOM Holdings SA designs, manufactures and markets products and systems for power generation. The firm offers its products for gas, coal, and hydro power plants and signaling and systems for freight, transit, and commuter markets. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Saint Ouen, France.

Director
2011 - 2018

Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal is a nonprofit company headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada, involved in business associations. Michel Leblanc is currently the CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: With a network of over 8,000 members, the CCMM is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city's businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM's goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.

Director
Prior

Centraide of Greater Montreal supports community agencies in the neighbourhoods. It has four areas of action: supporting youth, providing basic needs, helping the socially isolated and bringing communities together. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

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