Management Changes in Asia for Canadian Pension Investor

Deborah Orida, CPPIB

Deborah Orida, CPPIB

With almost $279 billion in funds under management, Asian investment is of crucial importance to the The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board who has announced a series of new appointments. 

The Toronto headquartered firm has approximately $51.3 billion invested in the Asia Pacific region, in public and private equities, investment funds, private credits, infrastructure and real estate. The holdings are across China, Australia, Japan, Korea and India, as well as South East Asia.

Asian Moves 

Suyi Kim (pictured) has been appointed Managing Director, Head of Asia and will report to the Head of International. As Head of Asia, she will be responsible for overseeing CPPIB’s significant portfolio of Asian investments.

Suyi Kim 506

Suyi Kim joined CPPIB nine years ago, establishing CPPIB’s first international office in Hong Kong and has overseen the private equity business in Asia most recently as Head of Private Equity Asia.

Her previous experience includes Teacher’s Private Capital, the private equity group at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, The Carlyle Group, McKinsey & Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Also based in Hong Kong Deborah Orida has been appointed Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Asia and will be responsible for leading private investments in Asia with a focus on both direct private equity investments and fund commitments.

Deborah Orida was most recently Managing Director, Head of Relationship Investments International and responsible for significant minority investments in public companies in Asia and Europe. Prior to joining CPPIB she spent nine years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York and Toronto advising management teams and boards on M&A and financing transactions. 

«These appointments are an excellent reflection of both the deep bench strength and great international experience we have within CPPIB,» said Mark Machin,President & CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

These appointments were effective June 21, 2016.


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