Roland Lescure is leaving Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to work in French politics.

“On the eve of the French elections, I have decided to enter public and political life because I want to play a quite active role at a crucial time for France and for Europe,” Lescure, former CIO who had been with la Caisse since 2009, says in a statement.

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Lescure’s departure is effective April 6. La Presse reported he will be working for Emmanuel Macron, the presidential campaign rival of Marine Le Pen.

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