Martin Laguerre is Executive Vice-President and Head of Private Equity and Capital Solutions. 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. He also manages the Capital Solutions investment bi-portfolio, which combines private equity and fixed income activities and provides companies with a more flexible source of financing.
Mr. Laguerre manages his global teams from both the Montreal and New York offices. He sits on the Executive Committee and the Invest-Risk Committee, as well as the Strategic Committee of the Equity 253 fund and other investment committees.
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.
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.