Mr. Desmarais holds a degree in business administration from HEC Montréal (2002). He is co-founder of Fibrenoire, a telecommunication infrastructure enterprise, where he was Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2018. In January 2019, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ni2, a company that offers innovative software solutions.
In November 2021, he decided to take up new challenges at Novacap as a partner. Novacap is one of the most prominent buyout and growth equity firm in the industry.
Mr. Desmarais was elected to the Board of Director of FÉRIQUE Fund Management as a coopted member in April 2019 in addition of being a member of the Investment Monitoring and the Human Resources and Remuneration Committees.