The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Guillaume Pepy as senior advisor for Europe.

In the new role, which started July 1, he’ll engage with multiple European investment teams, providing council on the portfolio for the region.

“Guillaume’s deep expertise, understanding and network across the private and public sectors in France brings great value to our investment strategy in the region,” said Alain Carrier, senior managing director and head of international at the CPPIB, in a press release. “All of our investment teams at CPP Investments can benefit from his counsel and we are looking forward to him joining our team.”

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Most recently, Pepy was chairman and chief executive officer of France’s national railway Société nationale des chemins de fer français, where he began working in 1993 as its chief strategy and investment officer.

“Supporting CPP Investments’ long-term strategy in Europe and across the world represents an exciting opportunity for me,” he said. “I look forward to sharing my operating and strategic experience at the heart of Europe with the team at CPP Investments”

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