President and Chief Executive Officer
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As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse, Michael Sabia is responsible for the strategic direction of the institution and determines the necessary course of action to fulfill its mission. He also chairs the Executive Committee.
Before joining the Caisse, Mr. Sabia was with BCE, holding such positions as President and Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada International. From 1993 to 1999, he occupied various roles with Canadian National Railway, including Chief Financial Officer. He spent the preceding decade working as senior official in the Government of Canada.
Mr. Sabia obtained a Bachelor of Arts in economics and politics from the University of Toronto and holds graduate degrees in economics and politics from Yale University.
Mr. Sabia is very active in the community and he is currently serving as the co-chair of the Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. In recent years, his endeavours have included chairing the fundraising campaign for Maison Saint-Gabriel and co-chairing the campaign for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. In 2006, he has co-chaired the campaign for Centraide of Greater Montreal. He was also a member of the North American Competitiveness Council from 2005 to 2008.
About the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution that manages the funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans. As at December 31, 2011, it held $159 billion in net assets. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, the Caisse invests in major financial markets, private equity and real estate.
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