MONTRÉAL, Aug. 21, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - CDPQ Infra announced today that Harout Chitilian will be joining its team as Executive director, corporate affairs and development.
In this capacity, he will oversee government and community relations, internal and external communications, as well as the CDPQ Infra brand identity. Chitilian will therefore lead CDPQ Infra's Public Affairs, Communications and Media Relations, and REM project teams.
"We are delighted to welcome Harout to the CDPQ Infra team. Coming from an engineering background, Harout brings solid expertise and a valuable and extensive network that will enable us to carry on the outstanding work done by the teams since the creation of the CDPQ Infra subsidiary," said Macky Tall, President and Chief Executive Officer of CDPQ Infra.
"This is an exciting challenge for me, being able to contribute to the completion of the REM project of CDPQ Infra and its promotion nationally and internationally. My engagement with CDPQ Infra is a natural progression of my eight years of service to the community at the local government level. The landmark REM project will offer additional capabilities for the dynamic evolution of Greater Montréal. The CDPQ Infra innovative model of conceptualizing, designing, funding and deploying major infrastructure projects will also present future development opportunities in numerous markets. I am honoured to be a part of such an extraordinary team and am wholeheartedly committed to working with it on all its future endeavours" stated Chitilian.
Harout Chitilian has been a consultant for a range of information technology and telecommunications companies. He has also served as president of the Montréal city council before becoming vice chairman of the Ville de Montréal's executive committee, during which time he was responsible for information technology and the digital and smart city strategy.
About CDPQ Infra
CDPQ Infra is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, responsible for the development and operation of infrastructure projects, including the Réseau express métropolitain (REM). The REM is a new, 67-km integrated public transit network that will link downtown Montréal, the South Shore, the West Island (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue), the North Shore (Deux-Montagnes) and the airport in a unified, fully automated LRT system.
SOURCE CDPQ Infra Inc.
For further information: Jean-Vincent Lacroix, Director, Media Relations, CDPQInfra, +1 514 847-2896, [email protected]