President and CEO, CDPQ
Michael Sabia is President and Chief Executive Officer of la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Appointed in March 2009, Mr. Sabia is responsible for the strategic direction of the fund and the global growth of the organization.
Before joining la 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 a 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 a trustee of the Foreign Policy Association of New York. He is a member of the Canada-Mexico Leadership Group and the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council.
Among many other community activities, Mr. Sabia currently co-chairs the capital campaign of Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal.