Immediate Past President
Partner, Sagard Private Equity Canada
Joseph Lo is a Partner at Sagard and leads the Sagard Private Equity Canada team in Toronto. Jo is responsible for originating, structuring, investing and portfolio management and is a member of the Sagard Private Equity Canada investment committee.
Prior to joining Sagard, Jo was a Partner in PwC’s Value Creation practice where he also served as the firm’s Deals Private Equity Leader. In this role, he worked with corporate, private equity and portfolio company clients through all stages of the deals lifecycle. Previously, Jo served as a sponsor-backed CEO in healthcare and multi-site consumer retail. Earlier, he was an executive at BCE, where he spent a decade in operating roles in the Bell Business Markets and Field Services business units. Jo began his career at Kearney where he advised clients on matters of strategy and operational effectiveness.
Active in the community, he serves on the boards of Canadian Club Toronto (Past-President), Harvard Business School Club of Toronto (Past-President), Scarborough Health Network, Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Jo holds an HBA and MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University where he graduated with distinction and is also a graduate of the GMP program at Harvard Business School.