Francis Lafortune
Director, Data Platforms and Analytics
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Montreal, Quebec


In his role as Director, Data Platforms and Analytics, at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Francis holds a leadership position on an IT team working in market development. This has led him into exciting areas, delivering practical results and capitalizing on his knowledge to fulfil the organization’s strategic goals. Francis holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Polytechnique Montréal and an advanced graduate diploma in management from HEC Montréal. In 2017, he obtained a dual MBA from the management school of the Université du Québec à Montréal and from Université Paris Dauphine. Following two years in business intelligence consulting, he joined the Caisse de dépôt in 2013 as an AI developer and then as division head in AI solutions. His command of the job and the quality of his work have helped him move up quickly through the ranks.