The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Marlene Puffer as chief investment officer, effective Jan. 30, 2023.

In the role, she’ll serve as head of both public and private investments, including responsibilities for economics and fund strategy, fixed income, infrastructure, public and private equity, private debt and loan, private mortgages and real estate.

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Puffer’s previous roles include president and chief executive officer of the investment division at the Canadian National Railway Co. She’s also the former vice-chair of the board of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and past president of Women in Capital Markets.

In other news, the HOOPP is appointing Mark Cormier as managing director, effective Jan. 4, 2023.

In the role, he’ll focus on fund investing for HOOPP Capital Partners, including responsibilities for private equity, private credit, secondaries and venture capital. Cormier will report to Lori Hall-Kimm, senior managing director and head of global private equity at the HOOPP. He previously served as director of private funds and asset management at the AIMCo.

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