Executive Vice President and Head of Québec Investments and Stewardship Investing
Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec
Kim Thomassin has been Executive Vice-President and Head of Investments in Québec and Stewardship Investing at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec since April 2020. She leads the teams responsible for private equity in Québec, post-investment management and Espace CDPQ. Ms. Thomassin also oversee the Stewardship Investing team, whose mandate is to deploy CDPQ’s investment strategy to address climate change. She is a member of the Executive Committee and the Investment-Risk Committee, and sits on the Board of Ivanhoé Cambridge, CDPQ’s global real estate subsidiary.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Thomassin held the role of Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Compliance and Stewardship Investing. Before joining CDPQ in 2017, Ms. Thomassin was National Client Leader and Managing Partner for the Québec Region at McCarthy Tétrault. As a member of the Leadership Team, she contributed to the firm’s regional and national management while strengthening its national presence. In her 17 years at the firm, she held various important positions and specialized in project finance and acquisition transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has been involved in several transactions related to large-scale Canadian and international projects. She has also represented public institutions and developers in connection with public-private partnerships.
Ms. Thomassin received a B.C.L./LL. B. from Université Laval and a minor in psychology at McGill University. She also studied at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law. Ms. Thomassin is a member of the Québec Bar.
Ms. Thomassin sits on the Boards of Directors of Ceres and Cirque du Soleil, and is also Campaign Cabinet Co-President of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition, she is one of four members of an expert panel on sustainable finance set up by the federal government to engage with Canadian business experts.
In 2019, she was named to the Chambers GC Influencers Global 100, a distinction that recognizes the leadership and contributions of heads of legal departments around the world. In 2016, she received the Quebec National Assembly Medal in recognition of her dedication to initiatives supporting women. Her leadership has received additional recognition, including the Christine Tourigny Award of Merit, the Lawyer Emeritus distinction from the Barreau du Québec and Lexpert’s Zenith Award recognizing her as a leading lawyer. In 2012, the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) recognized her as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.