La Caisse appoints Kim Thomassin as Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announced today the appointment of Kim Thomassin as Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat.

In her role, Me Thomassin will oversee all of la Caisse's legal and regulatory activities, including the legal and governance structures for all investments.

Me Thomassin will also play a key role in supporting la Caisse as it expands globally by continuing to build the team's international expertise.

"Kim Thomassin is a true leader. Her considerable experience as a project finance and M&A lawyer, extensive network and recognized talent in building solid business relationships will be key assets for la Caisse as it implements its strategy in all the markets where it is present," said Michael Sabia, President and Chief Executive Officer of la Caisse.

"I am very pleased to join la Caisse's highly talented team and honoured to be able to contribute to the success of a world-class institution that plays such an important role in Québec," said Kim Thomassin.

Previously, Me Thomassin was National Client Leader and Managing Partner of the Québec Region for McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Over the 17 years she spent at the firm, Me Thomassin held various important positions, specializing particularly in project financing and acquisition transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

In recognition of her commitment to initiatives supporting the professional advancement of women, she received the Quebec National Assembly Medal in 2016. Her leadership was also recognized through various distinctions, including the Christine Tourigny Award Merit, the title of Advocatus Emeritus by the Barreau du Québec and the Lexpert Zenith Award as a "Leading Woman Lawyer." In 2012, she was named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women's Executive NetworkTM (WXN).

Kim Thomassin will take up her position on January 30, 2017. She will be a member of la Caisse's Executive Committee and will report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer.

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 June 30, 2016, it held $254.9 billion in net assets. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @LaCDPQ or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.


SOURCE Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

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