Emmanuel Jaclot joins CDPQ as EVP Infrastructure

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By Ted Liu

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has officially announced the hiring of Emmanuel Jaclot as Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure.

As part of realignment announced by CDPQ on March 22, 2018, Macky Tall, formerly EVP of Infrastructure and President & CEO of CDPQ Infra, was appointed Head of Liquid Markets and Réseau express métropolitain (REM).

At the time of the announcement, CDPQ said it had found Tall’s replacement with the details of his transition still being finalized with his current employer.

Jaclot joins CDPQ from Schneider Electric where he has served as SVP & Head of M&A since November 2015. Prior to Schneider Electric, Jaclot had held various position with EDF Energies Nouvelles including Deputy CEO – Strategy, M&A and France, EVP – Strategy, M&A and DSSA and Executive Advisor to the CEO.

Jaclot held an MBA from ISEAD and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) with a major in Law and Economics from Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris.

Jaclot will also eventually head CDPQ Infra, la Caisse’s subsidiary responsible for developing and operating infrastructure projects.

Jaclot will start on June 1, 2018 and will report to Michael Sabia, President & CEO of CDPQ.

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La Caisse names Emmanuel Jaclot Executive Vice President, Infrastructure


La Caisse announced today the appointment of Emmanuel Jaclot to the position of Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure.

In this role, Mr. Jaclot will manage la Caisse’s infrastructure portfolio, which totals over $16 billion in assets. He will also eventually head CDPQ Infra, la Caisse’s subsidiary responsible for developing and operating infrastructure projects.

Mr. Jaclot joins la Caisse following the recent appointment of Macky Tall, who had been responsible for the Infrastructure portfolio, as Head, Liquid Markets and Réseau express métropolitain.

“We knew from the first time we met him that Emmanuel was an exceptional talent. He’s completed major deals around the world and developed solid operational expertise, particularly in renewable energy. His arrival gives la Caisse access to an even larger pool of opportunities to continue expanding our global presence in infrastructure,” said Michael Sabia, President and Chief Executive Officer of la Caisse.

“I’m excited to join la Caisse and build upon the impressive work its team has done over the last 20 years as a pioneer in direct infrastructure investment. With a well-diversified portfolio, la Caisse is recognized around the world for its expertise and the quality of its teams. I very much look forward to being part of the future growth of this portfolio that is central to la Caisse’s strategy,” stated Emmanuel Jaclot.

Before joining la Caisse, Mr. Jaclot held key positions in world-class organizations, including Schneider Electric, a global energy management leader, and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a subsidiary of EDF specialized in renewable energy. In his previous roles, Mr. Jaclot managed major merger and acquisition transactions around the world, through which he developed an expertise in both investing and post-transaction asset management.

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

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and parapublic pension and insurance plans. As at December 31, 2017, it held $298.5 billion in net assets. As one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. For more information, visit cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter @LaCDPQ or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

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