CPPIB announces senior executive appointments

John Graham, Suyi Kim, Deborah Orida and Poul Winslow appointed to senior executive positions

MARK Machin, president & CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has announced the following senior executive appointments, effective June 1, 2018:

• John Graham is appointed senior managing director and will lead the credit investments team. In this role, Graham will be responsible for leading the principal credit investments, private real estate debt and the newly created public credit functions. In his ten years at CPPIB, Graham worked in both the total portfolio management group and in private investments. Graham took on the leadership of principal credit investments in 2015 as managing director and global head of the group. prior to joining CPPIB, Graham spent nine years at Xerox Innovation Group in research and strategy roles.

• Suyi Kim is appointed senior managing director & head of Asia-Pacific. As head of Asia-Pacific, Kim is responsible for overseeing CPPIB’s significant and growing portfolio of investments in the region. Kim joined CPPIB in 2006, establishing CPPIB’s office in Hong Kong, following which she launched and led CPPIB’s private equity Asia business before taking on the role of managing director & head of Asia. Kim has over 15 years of private equity investment experience including at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and at The Carlyle Group. Kim also worked at McKinsey & Co. in various Asian countries and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

• Deborah Orida is appointed senior managing director & global head of active equities. In this role, Deborah will be responsible for leading active fundamental equities, relationship investments, thematic investing and sustainable investing. Orida joined CPPIB in 2009 in Toronto and has held senior leadership roles including managing director, head of relationship investments international, covering Europe and Asia, and was most recently managing director and head of private equity Asia. Prior to joining CPPIB, Orida spent nine years at Goldman Sachs in New York and Toronto. Previously, Orida was a securities lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Toronto.

• Poul Winslow is appointed senior managing director & global head of capital markets and factor investing, where he will be responsible for leading the global capital markets, quantitative equities, external portfolio management, cash and liquidity and strategic tilting groups. Prior to this appointment, Winslow was managing director and head of thematic investing and external portfolio management. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2009, he had several senior roles, including as chief investment officer at AP2 in Sweden. Winslow also held senior roles at Nordea Investment Management including head of tactical asset allocation, fixed income research and quantitative portfolio management.

The appointed executives will also join CPPIB’s Senior Management Team.

“By bolstering our Senior Management Team with these four highly respected and talented individuals, CPPIB is further enhancing our international competitiveness, positioning the organization to support CPPIB’s long-term strategy to drive growth for the benefit of generations of Canadians,” says Mark Machin, president & CEO, CPPIB. “The appointment of John, Suyi, Deborah and Poul, who between them have almost 40 years of collective experience at CPPIB alone, reflects not only our deep bench strength but also how the organization is moving ahead on an exciting phase of growth.”

In addition to these appointments, CPPIB is also announcing that Pierre Lavallée, senior managing director & global head of investment partnerships, will be leaving CPPIB effective May 2 2018. During his six years at CPPIB, Lavallée made significant contributions to the organization, both as head of CPPIB’s Investment Partnerships where he oversaw the significant growth of the assets managed by the group, and in helping to position CPPIB as an employer of choice during his time as chief talent officer. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him the best in his future endeavours.

In complement to these appointments, Shane Feeney, current senior managing director & global head of private investments, will become senior managing director & global head of private equity where he will be responsible for overseeing the direct private equity, funds, secondaries and co-investments, and private equity Asia groups. CPPIB is also repositioning the chief operating officer role to senior managing director & chief technology and data officer; an announcement related to this appointment will be made at a later date.