Jean-Étienne Leroux

Jean-Étienne Leroux

Managing Director, Infrastructure – Australia and New Zealand, CDPQ

Jean-Étienne Leroux is responsible for all infrastructure activities in Australia and New Zealand. As head of the region, he also takes an active part in positioning CDPQ as a partner of choice across all asset classes, in promoting CDPQ’s brand image in the region and in representing the organization with the financial and business community, as well as with key stakeholders. He oversees a team of professionals responsible for targeting promising opportunities for CDPQ in the region. The portfolio under his management includes assets in public transportation, water and energy distribution, utilities, toll roads, airports and ports.

Jean-Étienne is also responsible for the Sydney office, where he has been based since 2015. He joined CDPQ in 2001, first working as Director, then Senior Director, Infrastructure Investments, in the Montréal office. Prior to that, he was an Analyst, then Director, Investment in the Private Equity group.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and quantitative methods, as well as a Master’s in Financial Management and Engineering from HEC Montréal. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Jean-Étienne sits on the Boards of Directors of Plenary Group Holdings, the Port of Brisbane and TransGrid, the New South Wales electricity transmission network. He is also a past member of the Boards of InTransit BC, the Budapest airport, South East Water as well as the Monitoring Committee of Fiera Axium Infrastructure.