Gaétan Morin joined the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in 1989. Before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, in 2014, he held several positions in the organization, including Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Investment, Senior Vice-President, Natural Resources and Consumer Goods, Director of Investments, Portfolio Manager and Financial Adviser.
During the time he was in charge of the Fonds’ investment activities, the number of the partner companies increased from 1,681 in 2006 to 2,395 in 2014. Moreover, the development capital invested in Québec businesses rose to $6 billion in 2013, from $3 billion in 2006. He was also involved in implementing solutions to support several Québec flagship companies during the 2008 liquidity crisis. In addition to contributing to the development of Teralys Capital, Gaétan Morin took part in setting up the Fonds Valorisation Bois and the Fonds Capital Culture Québec.
From 1986 to 1989, he worked in business financing for various securities brokerages, including Pemberton Securities and Saumier Morrisson et associés. Prior to this, he acted as Project Manager for a number of mining companies and for the Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec.
Well respected as a manager by Québec’s business community, Gaétan Morin sits on the boards of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, SSQ Financial Group and the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship. He previously was a member of the board of directors of several public and private government corporations, including the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association and the Fondation de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.
Gaétan Morin holds a master’s degree in economic geology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM); he also completed undergraduate studies in finance and geology. In 2005, he was awarded the Prix Mérite Ressources by the Ordre des géologues du Québec. In 2015, he was among the recipients of the Prix Performance of ESG UQAM.