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Benoit Raillard

Non-Executive Director

Benoit Raillard has been Vice President and Operating Partner, Private Equity for Europe since November 2017. In this role, he oversees part of the direct private equity investment portfolio in the region. Based in London, he is also involved in conducting operational due diligence on new investment opportunities. He sits on the International Private Equity Investment Committee.

Mr. Raillard has over 25 years of experience in private equity, general management roles and strategy consulting. Before joining CDPQ, he was Managing Director and Operating Partner at the pan European fund Gimv, Senior Director at Alix Partners, specialized in turnaround for private equity funds. For 15 years, he has held general management positions in private equity-backed service companies (Elis, 5àSec). Prior to that, he worked in strategy consulting with Bain & Company (private equity practice), in sales and marketing management at Eli Lilly, in operations management at BNPP in New York.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a MSc in aeronautic engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris and a MSc in finance from Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (JD). He presently sits on the Board of Directors of FNZ, Alstom, Suez Water Technology & Solutions, Alvest, Avison Young, Biogroup and Sebia. He was previously a Board Member at Emeria (formerly Foncia), TVS Logistics, DalCor and Datamars.