Marie Giguère was appointed Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, and member of the Executive Committee. In this role, she has overseen the Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretariat and Policies and Compliance teams since November 1, 2010.
Ms. Giguère has extensive experience in commercial and corporate law, as well as in mergers and acquisitions. She was a partner with Fasken Martineau for many years and served as Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, and General Secretary of the Montréal Exchange from 1997 to 1999, following which she became Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Molson Inc. from 1999 to 2005. After working as a consultant for the Caisse on several infrastructure and private equity matters, she was appointed Vice-President, Legal Affairs, and Corporate Secretary of its real estate subsidiary Otéra Capital in 2008.
Ms. Giguère has a bachelor's degree in humanities from the Université de Montréal and another in civil law from McGill University and is a member of Barreau du Québec.
Ms. Giguère sits on the Board of the McGill University Health Centre and chairs the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Foundation. She is a Governor Emerita of McGill University and has held directorships with CBC/Radio-Canada, the Montréal Exchange and Addenda Capital. In 2005, she received the Commerce-ZSA and excellence award honouring her law career.