CPPIB creates new chief technology, data officer role

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has appointed Kelly Shen as senior managing director and chief technology and data officer.

“Together with her team, Kelly will further develop CPPIB’s technology and data strategy, which will help us advance operational efficiency by streamlining processes and automation,” said Mark Machin, chief executive officer of the CPPIB, in a press release. “Achieving a data-driven edge is another priority to strengthen CPPIB’s international competitiveness.

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“Kelly’s impressive experience aligns with our strategic focus on hiring and developing people with technical knowledge, business acumen and creativity.”

Prior to her new role, Shen was chief operating officer and executive managing director at S&P Global Ratings, based in New York, and chief information officer for business intelligence at GE Capital. The newly created role at the CPPIB will begin Nov. 5, 2018.