By James Walker | June 2002

Jean-Claude Scraire is stepping down as head of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec after eight years as CEO of Canada’s biggest pension fund. Scraire wants to leave the caisse this year so he can work on his plans to reform the fund’s corporate governance. “The time has come for me to take up new challenges,” Scraire said in a statement. Scraire has spent 22 years with the caisse, which manages more than $140 billion in assets.