Yvon Roy is director of private equity investments at Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec, one of the largest private equity fund manager and investor in Canada. Mr. Roy has over twenty years of financial management experience. Prior to joining Caisse, Mr. Roy held various management positions at Lumenpulse, an architectural LED lighting manufacturing company, including senior vice president, M&A | Investor Relations and Executive Vice President, Finance. He has, among other things, participated in the initial public offering of the company. Prior to joining Lumenpulse, he was Chief Financial Officer of ProDrive Systems for nearly six years. Previously, Mr. Roy was Corporate Controller for Actional Corporation (now Progress Software – NASDAQ: PRGS) a Silicon Valley-funded venture capital software company. He also held positions with KPMG LP / LP in the corporate tax Department and at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LP / LP, where he provided financial advisory services.
Mr. Roy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from HEC Montréal. Mr. Roy is a member of Quebec CPA Order. He has served, and continues to serve on numerous boards of private corporations, as well as those of philanthropic organizations, including the Fondation du centre jeunesse de Montréal, an organization that helps disadvantaged children.