CPPIB makes several executive appointments

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has announced several senior executive appointments, all of which will be effective June 1, 2018.

Leading the credit investments team will be John Graham, appointed senior managing director. Having worked at the CPPIB in the total portfolio management and private investments groups, his responsibilities will now include leading principal credit investments, private real estate debt and the newly formed public credit group.

On the equities side, Deborah Orida is to be senior managing director and global head of active equities. In that role, Orida will oversee active fundamental equities and relationship investments, as well as thematic and sustainable investing. Orida has held several roles with the CPPIB since 2009, most recently head of private equity for Asia.

The CPPIB has also appointed Suyi Kim as a senior managing director and head of Asia-Pacific. In that role, Kim will oversee the investments for the region, which the CPPIB describes as “significant and growing.” After joining the CPPIB in 2006, Kim established its Hong Kong office and later launched its Asian private equity business.

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As well, Poul Winslow will become a senior managing director and global head of capital markets and factor investing. Winslow will lead the global capital markets, quantitative equities, external portfolio management, cash and liquidity and strategic tilting groups. Prior to his new appointment, Winslow has served as the CPPIB’s head of thematic investing and external portfolio management.

“By bolstering our senior management team with these four highly respected and talented individuals, CPPIB is further enhancing our international competitiveness, positioning the organization to support CPPIB’s long-term strategy to drive growth for the benefit of generations of Canadians,” said Mark Machin, president and chief executive officer of the CPPIB, in a press release.

“The appointment of John, Suyi, Deborah and Poul, who between them have almost 40 years of collective experience at CPPIB alone, reflects not only our deep bench strength but also how the organization is moving ahead on an exciting phase of growth.”

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In one departure, Pierre Lavallée, the CPPIB’s senior managing director and global head of investment partnerships, will be leaving as of May 2, 2018.

Also making a change is Shane Feeney, currently the CPPIB’s senior managing director and global head of private investments. He’ll become global head of private equity.

A last appointment remains pending, as the CPPIB is changing the role of chief operating officer to that of senior managing director and chief technology and data officer. The release noted an announcement on that appointment will be forthcoming at a later date.

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