Executive Director, Global Chief Financial Officer
Lucas Pontillo is Executive Director, Global Chief Financial Officer. As a member of the Global Executive Management Committee, he leads Fiera Capital’s finance function and drives core initiatives to advance the firm’s strategic plan.
Before joining Fiera Capital, Lucas was Chief Operating Officer for Manulife Asset Management Canada, where he was responsible for delivering on the corporate strategy through leadership and collaboration. Most notably, while CFO of Manulife’s Global Asset Management business, with over $400 billion in AUM, he played a key role in the acquisition of Standard Life Investments Canada, and its subsequent integration, including being a member of the Manuvie Quebec Executive Leadership Team. While based in Hong Kong with Manulife, he served as CFO of the asset management business and investment division across the Asia region.
Prior to his time at Manulife, Lucas was Senior Underwriting Officer at Chubb Insurance specializing in Representations & Warranties insurance for M&A transactions, Fiduciary and Directors & Officers liability most notably for companies undergoing corporate restructurings, IPO’s and income trust conversions. Lucas began his career with KPMG and was a member of their Financial Institutions & Real Estate practice.
Lucas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) and co-chairs their Emerging Trends Committee. He is also a Board member of the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto (AST).
Lucas graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accounting and Finance. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) jointly awarded by the New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Business and Management.