Annie Houle

Head of Canada


Annie Houle is a Managing Director in CDPQ’s Québec private equity team.
In this role, she is involved in all areas of the investment process and post-investment management, and has led transactions in subordinated debt, structured financing and equity involving mid-to-large cap Québec-based companies. She also sits on portfolio company Boards of Directors.

Prior to joining CDPQ in 2017, Ms. Houle worked for more than 15 years in global banking, covering a range of industries. She spent most of these years at HSBC Bank Canada, where she built the global banking team in Montréal. She originated, structured and negotiated several international financing transactions involving bank and bond financing, project finance and public equity, in addition to being involved in all other relevant corporate banking services.

Ms. Houle earned her Bachelor’s Degree with honours in Economics from Université de Montréal and an MSc. in International Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. She is also a member de l’Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec (CPA, CGA) and is a CFA charterholder.