The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is appointing Suyi Kim, head of Asia Pacific at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to its board of directors.

“Emerging markets are core to CPP Investments’ long-term strategy,” she said in a press release. “We have been investing in emerging markets for over a decade and currently have over 20 per cent of our total assets invested in these markets, with the majority in Asian emerging markets. I am pleased to join EMPEA’s efforts to promote transparency and sustainable investing, which are critical at a time of global market uncertainty and turbulence.”

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Kim joined the CPPIB in 2007 as managing director and head of private equity for Asia and established its Hong Kong office in 2008. Previous roles include portfolio manager in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plans’ private capital group, senior associate at the Carlyle Group and business analyst at McKinsey & Co.

“Suyi Kim brings a unique Asian sensibility to our board and a breadth of experience across all types of private investing on behalf of one of the world’s truly great institutions, CPP Investments,” said Nicolas Rohatyn, board chair at the EMPEA.

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