MBA 1996, Ivey Business School, Western University

Chair of Board

Michael Bernstein is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation. He is responsible for the company’s overall portfolio management of power infrastructure and utilities businesses in Canada and internationally.


As an executive with extensive experience in the Canadian infrastructure and utilities sector, Michael was formerly the President of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Canada Ltd. and a Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Group Limited. Prior to this, Michael served as the Senior Managing Director of Infrastructure and Utilities Advisory for Macquarie Capital Markets Canada, as well as a senior executive with CIBC World Markets’ Power & Utilities investment banking group. Michael has been involved in a wide range of significant projects and transactions, such as advising on Autoroute A-25, Quebec’s first public-private partnership project, and working with the Province of Ontario on the $40 billion restructuring of Ontario Hydro.


Currently, Michael is the Chairman of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO). He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and serves as a board member of BUILD TORONTO, the real estate and development corporation created to generate value from the city's real estate assets.


Michael Bernstein holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and ICD.D designations.