The Ontario Pension Board is appointing Darwin Bozek as president and chief pension officer, effective Feb. 1, 2024.

He joins the OPB from the Alberta Pensions Services Corp., where he was president and chief executive officer. He’ll transition into the role of president and CEO under the mentorship of current CEO Mark Fuller, who’ll step down at the end of next year.

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To ensure a smooth transition, Bozek will work alongside departing chief pension officer Peter Shena, who’ll step away from his role in the spring. A search for a new chief pension officer will also begin next year, according to a press release.

“As an experienced executive leader, Darwin’s proven ability to deliver business results while supporting a positive, inclusive and values-based culture makes him the right candidate to lead OPB upon Mark Fuller’s retirement,” said Geri Markvoort, chair of the OPB’s board of directors, in an emailed statement to Benefits Canada.

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