Investment Committee

Jean-Philippe Lemay Jean-Philippe Lemay M.Sc., FCIA, FSA, CAIA

Global President and Chief Operating Officer

Jean-Philippe Lemay is Global President and Chief Operating Officer at Fiera Capital. He leads the Public Markets and Global Distribution activities and manages Operations and IT, Human Resources, Communications and Investor Relations for the firm. 

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Jean-Philippe Lemay is Global President and Chief Operating Officer at Fiera Capital. He leads the Public Markets and Global Distribution activities and manages Operations and IT, Human Resources, Communications and Investor Relations for the firm. 

Mr. Lemay joined Fiera Capital in 2010 and held various positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian division from 2017 to March 2020. With over 20 years of experience in the investment industry, he was previously a Quantitative Research and Risk Management Specialist at Standard Life Investments and Index Portfolio Manager at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.  

Mr. Lemay has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Laval University with a major in Actuarial Science and a Master in Financial Mathematics (M.Sc.) from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and has been certified CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst) since May 2017.

Involved in the community, Mr. Lemay is co-chair of the fundraising campaign cabinet for the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and lends his time to Fondation Ensemble.

Alina Osorio Alina Osorio BEng, P.Eng., MBA, CFA

President, Fiera Infrastructure

Alina Osorio is responsible for leading Fiera Infrastructure and overseeing the firm’s investment, asset management and finance teams.

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Alina Osorio is responsible for leading Fiera Infrastructure and overseeing the firm’s investment, asset management and finance teams.

Alina is a seasoned professional in the utility and infrastructure investment and financing sector. She has worked as an infrastructure investment professional and has been a key player in the sector for more than two decades.

Her many years of experience stem from her roles as an equity research analyst covering Canadian utility companies, an investment banker in the infrastructure sector , a principal investor, and finally, as a portfolio strategist for a major Canadian pension fund. She has extensive experience and a solid track record in her field.

Before joining Fiera Infrastructure, she was CEO of Aquila Infrastructure, where she oversaw the creation of the firm and its growth to more than $225 million in assets under management. Prior to that, she was CEO of the Macquarie Essential Assets Partnership (“MEAP”), North America’s first unlisted infrastructure fund, which invested in Canada and the United States. Under her leadership, MEAP pursued and assessed numerous opportunities, completed five acquisitions and one divestment. Alina went on to lead the infrastructure program at OPTrust, with a capital allocation of $2.5 billion. In this role, she was responsible for setting strategic direction, overseeing investment strategies and acquisitions, and managing an infrastructure portfolio in excess of $1 billion.

Alina holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

John Valentini John Valentini CPA, CBV, ASA, ICD.D

President and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments and Executive Chairman of the Board of Fiera Infrastructure

In his role, he oversees Fiera Capital's alternative strategies platform, which includes real estate core and value-add, real estate financing, infrastructure, agriculture, private equity and private debt.

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In his role, he oversees Fiera Capital's alternative strategies platform, which includes real estate core and value-add, real estate financing, infrastructure, agriculture, private equity and private debt.

Mr. Valentini has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in managing both public and private organizations, including in the area of investment management. Prior to joining Fiera Capital, he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at PSP Investment Inc., Chief Financial Officer at BCE Emergis and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cognicase Inc., as well as senior positions in Corporate Finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Caisse de depot and placement du Quebec and Ernst & Young.

Mr. Valentini holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Great Distinction) and Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is an Advanced Management Program Graduate of Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds the following professional designations: Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and Accredited Senior Appraiser. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Marc-André Desjardins Marc-André Desjardins EMBA

Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Private Alternative Investments

In his role as Chief Investment Officer of Private Alternative Investments, he is responsible for supporting the investment oversight and product development of all Fiera Private Alternatives, globally.

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Marc-André is the Chief Investment Officer, of Private Alternatives and Head of Fund Investments, Private Debt. In his role as Chief Investment Officer of Private Alternative Investments, he is responsible for supporting the investment oversight and product development of all Fiera Private Alternatives, globally. Marc-André is also the Portfolio Manager of the Global Diversified Lending Strategy, where he is responsible for researching, evaluating, advising and establishing global private debt portfolios.

Marc-André began working in the financial industry across various roles in 2001. He has been involved in the private alternative sector since 2008 working for seven years at Fiera Private Debt in Canada, where he helped improve operations, achieve targeted yields for investors, and as a member of the management committee, build a successful platform. Since 2015, Marc-André and his team have looked at over 600 private lenders globally, implementing a robust due diligence process, investing in various private lending funds as well as successfully launching the Global Diversified Lending Strategy in 2018. 

Marc-André holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from HEC Montréal, majoring in Finance/International Management, a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Université du Québec à Montreal, majoring in Biology, along with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.  

Bill McKenzie Bill McKenzie MBA, CFA, CPA, CMA, ICD.D

Member, Independent Investment Committee

Bill McKenzie is an independent member of the Investment Committee and sits on the Board of Fiera Infrastructure Inc.

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Bill McKenzie is an independent member of the Investment Committee and sits on the Board of Fiera Infrastructure Inc.

He is a director/advisor for private companies, three private equity funds and a private debt fund. Bill McKenzie & Associates Inc. provides corporate finance, governance and strategic advisory services. 

Bill McKenzie has extensive experience in private investments. He has made major contributions as an investor, director and corporate executive, leading more than 20 private investments and serving as a director of more than 20 companies.

Bill was Senior Vice President of AIMCo, a $70 billion institutional investor, where he led a team to source, assess, negotiate and actively manage direct international infrastructure investments in excess of $2 billion. He was a member of the AIMCo Executive and Investment committees. Bill was Vice President of one of Canada’s largest and most active private equity investment firms for 15 years. He initiated venture capital investments that led to 5 companies being acquired by strategic buyers, 3 IPOs and 3 acquisitions of venture capital ownership positions. As Vice President, Corporate Development of Churchill (now Stuart Olson Construction), Bill led initiatives to accelerate growth and enhance profitability and value, including acquisitions and divestitures, becoming listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and attracting institutional investor interest and research coverage. 

Bill McKenzie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Regina, plus designations as a Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.  He has also completed the ICD professional director program.

Ghislain Gauthier Ghislain Gauthier CFA

Member, Independent Investment Committee

Ghislain Gauthier is an independent member of the Investment Committee and sits on the Board of Fiera Infrastructure Inc.

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Ghislain Gauthier is an independent member of the Investment Committee and sits on the Board of Fiera Infrastructure Inc.

From 2010 to 2013, he was Chief Investment Officer of Citi Infrastructure Investors in New York and was also Chair of its Investment Committee. Following a few years with the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada, Mr. Gauthier joined the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in 1982 where he worked primarily in private investments. While at the Caisse, he has been responsible for the management and growth of a substantial North American and European portfolio of corporate securities in the energy and infrastructure sectors. 

Mr. Gauthier graduated in administration from the Université du Québec in Chicoutimi and is a CFA Charterholder.