People Watch

 

APPOINTMENT NOTICE

Appointment notice – Mike Sandrasagra, to Vice President

Robert Sankey, CEO, and the Board of Directors of BURGUNDY ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD., announce the following appointment:

 

Mike has nearly 20 years of experience in the investment industry. Since joining Burgundy in 2017, he has been a key member of the Canadian Institutional team. Prior to joining Burgundy, he spent six years with Fidelity Investments Canada as Director of Institutional Client Management. Before this, Mike spent 10 years in institutional relations as a Senior Analyst with Mercer Investment Consulting, Investment Services Executive with Sun Life Financial, and Senior Client Executive with Russell Investments. Mike graduated from Concordia University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance).

Burgundy is an independent discretionary global investment manager for institutions and private clients. The firm’s focus is high-quality companies that are undervalued and meet strict criteria using its fundamental research process. Burgundy has been in business for more than 25 years and is proud of its investment record and long-term client retention.

Appointment notice – Paul Buligan, CFA to Vice President

Robert Sankey, CEO, and the Board of Directors of BURGUNDY ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD., announce the following appointment:

 

Paul has more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry and has been an integral member of the Canadian Institutional team. He brings a wealth of experience to the Firm, with nearly two decades of experience in institutional relations management and development with CI Asset Management, Eckler Ltd. and Invesco Canada Ltd. Paul was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2007 and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Toronto CFA Society.

Burgundy is an independent discretionary global investment manager for institutions and private clients. The firm’s focus is high-quality companies that are undervalued and meet strict criteria using its fundamental research process. Burgundy has been in business for more than 25 years and is proud of its investment record and long-term client retention.

Appointment notice – Éric Jobin, Executive Vice-President, Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions

iA Financial Group appoints a new Executive Vice-President for its group division

 

With a degree in actuarial science from Université Laval as well as FSA and FCIA designations, Éric Jobin joined iA Financial Group’s Corporate Actuarial Services in 1999. Thereafter, he held several positions where he was able to stand out and rise through the ranks, to become Vice-President, Corporate Actuarial Services in 2015 and Vice-President, Actuarial and Finance, Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions in 2017.

Éric had already been running the Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions division on an interim basis since March 2020.

About iA Financial Group
Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group is one of the largest insurance and wealth management companies in Canada, with operations in the United States. It is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.

Appointment notice – Mark Rolnick

Zahid Salman, President and CEO is pleased to announce Mark Rolnick as the new Executive Vice President, Pharmacy Innovation and Patient Experience.

 

Now more than ever, relevant and proactive pharmacy and patient care solutions are critical to protecting and promoting the health and well-being of plan members and Canadians overall. As a seasoned innovator, Mark will lead the newly combined pharmacy strategy and operations teams to identify emerging clinical and business issues to continually develop progressive pharmacy-related strategic initiatives. From ideation to administration of innovative pharmacy, formulary, and drug claims strategies, Mark’s contribution will be fundamental to strengthening long-term client satisfaction that aligns with GSC’s broader vision and strategy.

Mark’s holistic approach draws on his unique background that spans clinical services, pharmaceutical sales, and insurance roles, including most recently Vice President, Payor Partnerships and Plan Sponsor Innovation at Shoppers Drug Mart.

As a leading health and dental benefits provider and wide-reaching social enterprise, Green Shield Canada (GSC) provides customers with a compelling alternative that delivers meaningful solutions to improve health and well-being. And our people make it happen.

Proteus is promoting Teimaz Binesh, Lewis Powell and Michael Scott to senior investment consultants.

Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP is appointing Andrea Boctor as a partner in its pensions and benefits group.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer.

Aon is promoting Federico Cervantes and Erwan Pirou to global partners of the firm.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is appointing Mark Carney as vice-chair and head of environmental, social and governance and impact fund investing.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s Sponsor Corp. board is changing from a co-chair to a chair and vice-chair system.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s chief financial officer David McGraw will be retiring in the summer of 2021 after 16 years with the plan.

Manulife Financial Corp. is appointing Sarah Miller Wright as head of Canadian operations.

The Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association is forming its new 2020-22 executive committee with Belle Kaura remaining chair for a second term.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Marc-André Blanchard as executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global, effective Sept. 8, 2020.

iA Financial Group is appointing Éric Jobin as executive vice-president of group benefits and retirement solutions.

People Corporation Inc. is appointing Kim Siddall as vice-president of enterprise consulting for the West and Kevin Bell as vice-president of enterprise business development for the West.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as vice-president of pension operations.

Mercer Canada is appointing Teresa Palandra as leader of its wealth business.

The University Pension Plan’s board of trustees has named Barbara Zvan as the inaugural president and chief executive officer of the UPP.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Vincent Delisle as head of liquid markets.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is adding Boon Sim to its board of directors.

The Halifax Port ILA/HEA pension plan has appointed Blair Richards as its chief investment officer.

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

Jim Hall is stepping down as co-manager of Mawer Investment Management Ltd.’s Canadian and global equity strategies to focus his full attention on his responsibilities as chair of the firm’s board of directors.

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.

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is appointing Glen Oikawa as a client relationship partner, retirement solutions partner and Calgary office leader.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Karen Frank as senior managing director of equities.

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Mark Wiseman as a board director and the chair of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2020.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has appointed Alexandre Synnett as executive vice-president and chief technology officer.

Investor Leadership Network’s CEO council has appointed Charles Emond and Jean Raby as its new co-chairs.

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is appointing Jean-François Chalifoux, chief executive officer of SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc., as the new chair of its board of directors.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Harald Krüger as senior advisor for Europe.

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is appointing Nick Chamie as chief strategist to lead the organization’s asset allocation, currency management and fixed income strategies within the total portfolio and capital markets group.

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans has appointed Alyssa Hodder as director of education and outreach for Canada.

Blake Hutcheson has succeeded Michael Latimer as the new chief executive officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, effective June 1.

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada is nominating Malcolm Heins, Jennifer Newman and Laura Tamblyn Watts as candidates for upcoming independent director positions on its board.

Mawer Asset Management Ltd. is appointing Crista Caughlin as lead manager of Canadian bond, global bond and Canadian money market strategies.

Mercer is appointing Monika Freyman as Canadian head of responsible investment and David Fanger in the same role for the U.S.

Slate Asset Management is promoting Katie Fasken to managing director of investment relations.

People Corp. has appointed Brevan Canning as president, effective May 21.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is promoting Rob Ecclestone to head of business human resources, effective May 1.

The Nova Scotia Teachers’ Pension Plan Trustee Inc. has appointed John Rogers as its new chair, effective July 1, 2020.

Lori Landry, chief marketing officer at Sun Life Global Investments, has retired, effective April 17.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is appointing Bob Aziz as its new chief operating officer and Michael Kelly as its chief legal and corporate affairs officer.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec made several personnel changes in a bid to shore up its team to tackle economic challenges in the coming decade.

Franklin Templeton Canada is making Dean Liotta its new senior vice-president of consultant relations.

The Health Solutions team at Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. has appointed Mike Smiley as director of business development for Western Canada.

Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP has promoted Jana Steele to partner and department chair of its pension and benefits team.

Manulife Financial Corp. has appointed Paul Stephens director of group benefits for British Columbia.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Cindy Forbes to its board, effective immediately.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has appointed Michael Graham as its new global head of private equity.

The C.D. Howe Institute has appointed Bob Baldwin as chair of its pension policy council.

Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. is promoting Ryan Domsy to co-head of fixed income.

Medavie Blue Cross appointed Hélène Lavictoire as its Ontario government executive lead.

The Quebec government has selected Charles Emond to succeed Michael Sabia as head of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Sun Life Canada has appointed Cheryl Mallett as senior vice-president of client services, effective Feb. 17, 2020.

Willis Towers Watson is appointing Ofelia Isabel as its new market leader for Toronto.

Aon is appointing Brad Lorimer as executive vice-president and health leader in Canada.

SEI Investments Canada Co. is appointing Kendra Kaake as director of investment strategy for its institutional group in Canada.

Canadian-based health-care provider INLIV is appointing Lori Casselman as president and chief revenue officer of Wello, its virtual care platform and telemedicine business.

The Empire Life Insurance Co. is appointing Dara Brachman as vice-president of group distribution.

Willis Towers Watson has promoted Wendy Poirier to global well-being leader.

Proteus Performance Management has appointed Gord Lewis as president, succeeding Peter Henry who founded the company 25 years ago.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is appointing Annesley Wallace as its new chief pension officer.

Ron Mock, former president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund, has been made a senior fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute.

 


For information on posting a paid appointment notice, please contact: Alison Webb, publisher, at 416-847-8578. Send all other announcements to Jennifer Paterson, editor, Benefits Canada.