Pierre Lavallée, president and chief executive officer of Canada Infrastructure Bank, has announced that François Lecavalier is joining the organization as head of project development effective December 3rd, 2018.
Lecavalier has almost 30 years of experience leading infrastructure and private equity projects in Canada and Europe. His expertise includes origination and execution of corporate finance deals, portfolio management, business development, and corporate governance. He will lead a team whose mandate will be to provide advisory services to public proponents of infrastructure projects, incubate new projects from idea to bankability, build and maintain a national inventory of new infrastructure projects, and codify global best practices on developing new infrastructure.
“François adds depth and breadth to our team as he is deeply familiar with leading infrastructure and private equity projects,” said Lavallée. “We will count on his expertise to advise on potential investments, incubate new projects, and create a national inventory of potential infrastructure projects.”
Most recently Lecavalier was senior vice president at the Business Development Bank of Canada where he fostered an integrated approach to the development of new products and services for entrepreneurs across Canada and managed BDC’s $600-million Cleantech Scale Up Initiative. Prior to this, Lecavalier held the position of vice president of SNC-Lavalin Capital and various positions at the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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