The Canadian Pension Plan Board is appointing Suyi Kim as senior managing director and global head of private equity, effective September 15.

In the new role, Kim will lead the team making private equity investments around the globe, managing assets valued at $125.1 billion. She joined the CPPIB in 2007 and most recently served as its senior managing director and head of Asia Pacific. In 2008, she established the organization’s Hong Kong office and was the first managing director of its Asia-based private equity team.

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According to a press release, John Graham, president and chief executive officer at the CPPIB, said Kim’s experience leading the Asia-Pacific team and familiarity with the organization made her an ideal choice for the role. “CPP Investments is one of the top private equity investors globally and I am confident that, with her global expertise, Suyi will build on the success of a strong and experienced PE team to continue to deliver solid long-term results for CPP contributors and beneficiaries.”

Outside of her work with the CPPIB, Kim is on the products advisory committee for the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and is a board member of the Singapore-based Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. Prior to joining the CPPIB, she was a senior associate with the Carlyle Group and a business analyst with McKinsey and Co.

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