François Duquette

François Duquette, Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
François Duquette is the Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Lion since April 2021. Prior to joining Lion, he was Managing Director, Global Private Equity at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec ("CDPQ") which he joined in 2015 as Vice-President, Legal Affairs, Investment. In his recent role, he co-led CDPQ’s private equity direct investment strategy outside of Quebec, primarily in Europe and Asia Pacific. Mr. Duquette also co-chaired CDPQ’s International Private Equity and Technology Investment Committees. Before joining CDPQ, he was a Partner at Allen & Overy LLP, an international law firm, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. During his years with the firm, he worked in their Toronto, Abu Dhabi and Casablanca offices. Prior to Allen & Overy, Mr Duquette practiced in Paris and Abu Dhabi with international law firm Simmons & Simmons LLP. Mr. Duquette holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Juris Doctor (JD) from McGill University. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.