Nathalie Palladitcheff is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge. In that capacity, she is responsible for ensuring the Company’s growth and evolution.
During the four years preceding her appointment, Ms. Palladitcheff has held multiple responsibilities at Ivanhoé Cambridge. She joined the Company in August 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and was appointed President in 2018.
Her duties as President included developing and overseeing execution of the company’s global strategy, and ensuring that it was properly aligned and positioned to invest internationally with conviction. She led the strategic planning process, ensuring that portfolio construction was defined in an optimal and balanced manner, to generate sustainable performance from a long-term perspective. She was also responsible for specialized research activities and guided the business units in identifying investment opportunities in various sectors, geographical areas and products. In early 2019, she took over management of the Emerging Markets and Europe business units.
Ms. Palladitcheff also managed all of the Company’s finance-related activities, which included mapping out new strategies for capital markets. She also oversaw the digital shift required to meet business needs and ensure Ivanhoé Cambridge’s leadership position in this area.
Nathalie Palladitcheff began her career with Coopers & Lybrand Audit (1991 to 1997), before joining Banque Française commerciale, based in the Indian Ocean, as Director of Financial Affairs and Management Audits (1997 to 2000).
She then continued her profession in the various facets of real estate investment, development and services, serving as Financial Manager and then Deputy Managing Director of Paris-based Société Foncière Lyonnaise, a public commercial real estate investment company.
From 2006 to 2007, she was Managing Director of Dolmea Real Estate, a subsidiary of Axa Group, which was principally engaged in acquisition, management and rental of residential properties in the Île-de-France region.
Ms. Palladitcheff joined Icade, a public commercial and residential real estate investment and development company, in 2007 as a member of the Executive Committee in charge of Finance, Legal Affairs and Information Technology. In 2010, she also assumed responsibility for the Property Services division (Facility, Property Management and Council), and in February 2015, was appointed Acting CEO.
She has also been a director of various companies including Silic, Qualium Investments, Crédit agricole CIB and Gecina, and presently sits on the boards of directors of SPIE, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, and REALPAC.
Nathalie Palladitcheff is a graduate of École Supérieure de Commerce de Dijon (ESC Dijon) and holds a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Comptables et Financières (DESCF) as well as a Diplôme d’Études Financières et Comptables (DECF). In 2012, she was made a Chevalier of France’s Ordre national du mérite.
Sylvain Fortier is responsible for developing and executing strategies enabling Ivanhoé Cambridge to provide strong, innovative real estate investment leadership. To that end, he identifies new ideas by focusing on emerging trends, technological advances, innovative designs and needs generated by urbanization or by future users of space. His mandate also includes oversight of global investment funds.
Mr. Fortier sits on the Board of Directors of Otéra Capital, a major commercial mortgage lender, and is also a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Strategy and Investment Committee of Gecina, Europe’s largest office real estate investment trust, in which Ivanhoé Cambridge has a substantial investment.
Mr. Fortier joined Ivanhoé Cambridge’s parent company, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in 2004 as Vice President, Asset Management, of Cadim. He was then put in charge of SITQ’s office building portfolio in the United States. In August 2010, he became Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Vice President, Advisory and Real Estate Strategy. In April 2011, he was appointed head of the Company’s newly formed residential business unit, which grew significantly under his leadership.
Mr. Fortier has more than 30 years of experience in real estate investment and financing involving various asset types. He began his career with the mortgage and real estate units of London Life and then joined Standard Life, where his positions included Regional Manager. Over the years, he has acquired a broad range of experience in real estate financing and management.
Mr. Fortier is actively involved in the community and has been a member of the fund-raising committees of The Lighthouse, Children and Families, United Way and the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC). He sits on the Board of Directors of Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) and is also a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).
Mr. Fortier has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and Real Estate from McGill University.
Adam Adamakakis is responsible for Ivanhoé Cambridge’s investment, financing and office asset management activities in Canada and the United States, a market where the Company has posted strong growth.
Mr. Adamakakis has been a member of the Ivanhoé Cambridge senior management team since January 2011, when he was appointed Executive Vice President, Investments, Eastern North America. In this capacity, he was responsible for all investment, asset management and leasing activities for the Eastern Region portfolio, both in Canada and the United States. He was also previously Executive Vice president, Investments for the Office, North America business unit.
Mr. Adamakakis has extensive experience in investment sales and valuation of major office properties and portfolio transactions. Prior to joining Ivanhoé Cambridge, he worked for 14 years with RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group, the largest dedicated corporate real estate finance group in Canada. Having joined RBC Capital Markets as an Associate, he went on to become Vice President and then Director before being appointed Managing Director in 2006.
Mr. Adamakakis has sat on several boards of directors, including those of the Fondation St-Clément and the Urban Development Institute (UDI) of Quebec. He is also the Regional Chair of the MIT Educational Council in Montreal. Mr. Adamakakis holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University.
Denis Boulianne manages all the affairs of the legal department of Ivanhoé Cambridge, including assisting the investment teams with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, partnerships and property development projects as well as the operations related to the assets under direct management. He is also responsible for the corporate and compliance team and is the secretary of the board of directors of Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
Mr. Boulianne has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in September 2007. Previously, he practiced law with Fasken Martineau in Toronto and Shearman & Sterling in Paris before joining the legal department of Boston Scientific in Paris. During his career, Mr. Boulianne has acquired a vast transactional expertise which has allowed him to play a key role in many major transactions carried out for the business units.
Mr. Boulianne has a Bachelor of Political Science and a double degree in civil law and common law (B.C.L./LL.B.) from McGill University and a Master of International Law from the Université Aix-Marseille in France. He is a member of the Quebec, Ontario and New York bar.
Christine Filgiano has 30 years of experience in real estate and investment management. In her current role, she is responsible for managing Ivanhoé Cambridge’s global investment portfolio, working to ensure the optimization of risk-return through efficient asset allocation.
Ms. Filgiano joined the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in 2010 as Vice President, Real Estate Debt, with a mandate to reposition the Caisse subsidiary Otera Capital and its portfolio, in line with a new investment policy. She then worked as Chief of staff to CDPQ President and Chief Executive Officer. Before being named to her current position, Ms Filgiano successively occupied the roles of Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Office North America for Ivanhoé Cambridge.
Ms. Filgiano began her career as a commercial real estate lender with major financial institutions, namely CIBC, Scotiabank and Desjardins Laurentian Financial Corporation. In 2000, she joined Letko Brosseau and Associates, an independent investment management firm specializing in institutional asset management, as Vice-President, Client Servicing.
Over the years, Ms. Filgiano has contributed her professional knowledge to support many causes. She has held positions on committees and boards with various organizations. She currently sits on the Investment Committee of the Université de Montréal endowment fund.
Ms. Filgiano has a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Finance from Concordia University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She also holds the designation of Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) from the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés and that of Chartered Director (C.Dir.) from The Directors College.
Josée Girard is responsible for all human resources management activities at Ivanhoé Cambridge. Her duties include establishing a strategic framework for talent acquisition and management, succession plans, performance management, total compensation, changing skill and expertise needs, and corporate culture. To that end, she oversees changes and organizational alignment for implementation of the IC 2022 Strategic Plan (anticipate, innovate, perform) in line with the Company’s values, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and innovation.
Ms. Girard joined the Ivanhoé Cambridge management team in August 2019. She has more than 25 years of experience, mainly in human resources, but has also held various positions in operations, research and development, health, safety and environment.
Before joining Ivanhoe Cambridge, she served as Vice President, Human Resources, at Rio Tinto Aluminium, where she acquired solid global experience. In addition, she was Vice President, People and Culture, at CBC/Radio-Canada in 2015-16.
Karim Habra is responsible for the Europe and Asia-Pacific teams at Ivanhoé Cambridge and in that capacity, he oversees all the Company’s real estate operations in these markets.
Mr. Habra has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector. Over the years, he has held various positions that have enabled him to acquire solid expertise in all aspects of real estate. Mr. Habra began his career with GE Real Estate in 1998 and was given responsibility for its Central European operations in 2003, before joining JER Partners in 2008 as Managing Director, European Funds. In 2012, he joined LaSalle Investment Management as Managing Director of Central Europe, before becoming Managing Director of France and then Head of Continental Europe. He joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2018 as Head of Europe.
Mr. Habra holds a DEUG in management and economics, a Master of Management Sciences and a DESS in corporate finance from Université Paris-Dauphine. He speaks English, French and Arabic fluently.
Simon Lauzier joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2017 as Vice President, Global Financing and Capital Markets, and then became Senior Vice President, Investment Optimization and Capital Markets. Mr. Lauzier has more than 20 years of real estate experience and has held a number of investment, financing and asset management roles in North America and Europe. Previously, he was based in London as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions – Europe, a position that rounded out his long international career at GE Capital. Mr. Lauzier has also worked at HSBC in investment banking and holds the CFA designation.
Mario D. Morroni
Mario D. Morroni is responsible for the development and growth of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s new Industrial, North America business unit.
Mr. Morroni is a seasoned senior manager with experience in finance, investments and strategy, as well as pension fund management and administration.
Over the past four years, as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Capital Allocation, he led the development of the investment strategy and coordinated the global capital allocation, as well as headed the portfolio management and research teams for the organization.
Mr. Morroni joined Ivanhoé Cambridge from the Association de bienfaisance et de retraite des policiers et policières de la Ville de Montréal (ABRPPVM) where he was President and CEO, responsible for executing the multi-asset investment strategy and overall administration of the pension plan with assets in excess of $4B under management.
In the past, he served on the Board of Directors of Otéra Capital, ABRPPVM and more recently the Advisory and Investment Committees of Kingsett Funds.
Mr. Morroni attended Concordia University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Finance.
He is a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Administrators and a financial planner.
As Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications and Chief of Staff, Élise Proulx is in charge of internal and external communications, including public and government affairs, media relations, donation and sponsorship, reputation management and corporate branding.
A seasoned manager with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Proulx joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in March 2020. She was previously Vice President, Communications, Government Affairs and Indigenous Relations, at Hydro-Québec. Before holding that position, she founded her own public relations firm, where she quickly acquired an enviable reputation for leadership, team spirit and intellectual rigour. She advised numerous decision makers in various areas of the public and private sectors, including culture, luxury goods and customer service, as well as several Quebec municipalities and a regional county municipality. Before starting her own business, she served as Manager, Communications and Public Affairs, at HydroOttawa and as Strategic Advisor and Corporate Spokesperson at Hydro‑Québec.
In the 2018 edition of the prestigious Mercuriades contest held by the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce, she was named an Exceptional Young Businesswoman in the large companies category, in recognition of her leadership. She sits on several boards of directors, including that of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and Montréal International.
Ms. Proulx holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in public relations from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and an Executive MBA from UQAM’s École des sciences de la gestion. She also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is an accredited sommelier for her own enjoyment.
Ezio Sicurella is responsible for the investment activities of the Office of the CIIO. In that regard, he oversees several global and special investment files and will lead the implementation of cross-functional tactical investment teams.
Since 2002, Mr. Sicurella has been investing in real estate internationally for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Between 2011 and 2019, he was responsible for strategic investments and partnerships for Ivanhoé Cambridge’s multiresidential strategy around the world.
Previously, he was Vice President, Financial Advisory Services at Deloitte & Touche and holds a Bachelor’s Degree (with great distinction) in Commerce, Finance and Accounting from McGill University. He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant.