Chief Risk Officer
Claude Bergeron was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer on November 1, 2010. In this capacity, Mr. Bergeron oversees the teams responsible for monitoring, measuring and analyzing risk at the Caisse.
Mr. Bergeron has more than 20 years of experience with the Caisse where he has played a lead role in a number of major domestic and international files and investments. Over the course of his career, he has acquired a solid knowledge of both the public and the private sectors.
He joined the Caisse in 1988 as Senior Legal Adviser. He was subsequently assigned various functions and mandates for the Caisse’s investment sectors, subsidiaries and general services. He was promoted to Vice-President in 1993, Senior Vice-President, Legal Affairs, and Assistant Secretary in 2005, and Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, in June 2009.
Between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Bergeron was instrumental in developing the plan to restructure third-party asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP). He became Acting Chief Risk Officer in August 2009. Under his leadership, the Caisse completed the implementation of an accelerated program to strengthen its risk management practices.
Mr. Bergeron is a member of the Barreau du Québec and the Canadian Bar Association. He holds a law degree from the Université de Montréal and a degree in business administration from HEC Montréal. He also studied accounting at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2009, he completed an international MBA program, specializing in financial services and insurance, co-administered by the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, in Belgium, and the University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland.
In the spring of 2009, Mr. Bergeron was presented the Canadian General Counsel of the Year Award. In 2007, he received the Commerce-ZSA Québec Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a former member of several corporate Boards of Directors, such as those of Noverco and Quebecor Media.