Olivier Renault is responsible for the development and implementation of CDPQ’s investment strategy in infrastructure in North America.
Prior to that, he was a senior member of the Infrastructure and Energy team with a focus on transaction origination and execution across North America. In this role, he has been involved in some of CDPQ’s largest transactions, including Plenary Americas, Vertical Bridge, DP World (Canada, Chile, Australia and Caucedo in the Dominican Republic), Student Transportation of America, Southern Star Central Corp., IPALCO Enterprises Inc. (Indianapolis Power & Light) and Invenergy Renewables in the United States, as well as Fluxys and Interconnector UK (regulated gas transmission) in Europe.
Before joining CDPQ, Olivier was a Senior Principal with Arcus Infrastructure Partners (formerly Babcock & Brown European Infrastructure Fund), a European-focused infrastructure fund based in London with two billion euros under management.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (specializing in accounting) from Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).