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Paul Lamontagne

Senior Advisor

Paul has extensive experience in Banking, Development Finance and Impact Investing

Paul served as Founder CEO of Canada’s Development Finance Institution (2018-2020), where he won acclaim as an innovator for his achievements. He was instrumental in the launch of the 2X Challenge: Financing for Women at the G7 in 2018.

Paul serves as Network Lead of QG100, a Canadian non-profit organization of the top 100 Quebec headquartered global companies. The QG100 Network’s mission is to provide member companies with the best know-how to accelerate their international growth strategies in a sustainable manner.

Previously, Paul held leadership positions in venture capital, wholesale banking and private equity in Canada and Africa. He co-founded the Enablis Entrepreneurial Network where he pioneered a unique model for impact investing, and served as Co-chair of the Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development (CAFIID) Advisory Board.

Paul is an enthusiastic advocate of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has served on more than twenty boards of public and private companies, and non-profit and governmental entities in Canada, India, South Africa, Kenya, Argentina and the United States. He is a long-time member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) where he served on its global board.

Paul holds an MBA from l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris in France and a B.A. from McGill University in Canada. He is based in Montreal.


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