North America: CDPQ recruits new infrastructure EVP

29 March 2018 - 12:00 am UTC

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has hired Emmanuel Jaclot as its executive vice-president, infrastructure, it said in a statement.

Jaclot will manage CPDQ’s infrastructure portfolio, which comprises more than USD 16bn in assets. He will eventually lead CPDQ Infra, the subsidiary responsible for developing and operating infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining CPDQ, Jaclot held key positions in Schneider Electric and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a subsidiary of EDF specializing in renewable energy.

Jaclot will start on 1 June and report to the president and CEO.

CPDQ is an equity holder in the French transportation group that is bidding for the CDG Express rolling stock PPP. Earlier this month, it teamed with Ullico to acquire Ontario-based school bus contractor Student Transportation Inc.

Jaclot’s hire follows the recent appointment of Macky Tall, who had been responsible for the infrastructure portfolio, as head of liquid markets and Montreal’s planned Réseau Express Métropolitain transport system.