Sarah-Émilie Bouchard

Chief of Staff, Office of the President and Chief Executive Officer

Sarah-Émilie Bouchard is Chief of Staff, Office of the President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2020. She monitors organizational priorities, manages relationships between the Office of the President and stakeholders internal and external to CDPQ, and advises the President and Chief Executive Officer on various files.

Ms. Bouchard joined the organization in 2011, holding various roles in the Public Affairs team, first as a writer and media relations spokesperson, then in the Strategic Communications team. As Senior Director, she supervised the team responsible for communications surrounding investment activities, including business development, outreach and reputational risk activities, digital communications and various Public Affairs projects. In addition, she led the organization’s annual financial results disclosure exercise for many years, as well as contributed to the work that produced its branding. Before joining CDPQ, she was a consultant at public relations firm Hill & Knowlton, where she focused on crisis management and developing strategic positioning programs for clients in various sectors.

Ms. Bouchard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Université du Québec à Montréal. She sits on the Boards of Directors of Ivanhoé Cambridge, CDPQ’s real estate subsidiary, Compagnie Duceppe, a leader in Québec theatre, and La rue des Femmes, an organization that welcomes and cares for women in a state of homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.


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