Fiera Capital Founder Jean-Guy Desjardins Returns as CEO
Posted on 01/23/2023
Fiera Capital Corporation announced that Jean-Guy Desjardins, founder and Executive Chairman of Fiera Capital, has accepted to return as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Desjardins succeeds Jean-Philippe Lemay. Jean-Philippe Lemay joined Fiera in 2012.
Under the renewed leadership structure of Desjardins as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the following changes are being made, effective immediately:
John Valentini is appointed Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Private Markets. He will continue to lead the Company’s private markets platform and will also be responsible, along with the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, for the Institutional and Financial Intermediary distribution team.
Jean Michel is appointed Executive Director, President and Chief Investment Officer of Fiera Public Markets. Mr. Michel was formerly the Chief Investment Officer, Public Markets, and will now also lead the Company’s public markets platform, including the Investment Solutions team.
Peter Stock is appointed Executive Director, President of Fiera Private Wealth. Mr. Stock will continue to lead the Company’s North American private wealth business.
Lucas Pontillo is appointed Executive Director, Global Chief Financial Officer. He will continue to lead the Company’s finance function and will now also be responsible for the global operations and technology functions and enterprise risk management program of the Company.
Gabriel Castiglio is appointed Executive Director, Global Chief Legal Officer. He will continue to lead the Company’s legal and compliance functions and will now also be responsible for the global human resources function and for the Company’s initiatives relating to environmental, social and governance matters and sustainable investing.
An executive committee comprised of Mr. Desjardins and the above-mentioned executives has also been constituted.