CPPIB Names New International And Asian Investment Heads

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has appointed Alain Carrier (pictured) as senior managing director and head of international. Suyi Kim has been named managing director, head of Asia and will report to Carrier.

Carrier will be responsible for CPPIB’s international investment activities and will also continue as head of Europe. He has been with CPPIB since 2008 and ‎has more than 23 years of financial industry experience, which includes senior roles at Goldman Sachs & Co. in their investment banking division in New York and London.

As Head of Asia, Kim will be responsible for overseeing CPPIB’s significant portfolio of Asian investments. She 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.

Deborah Orida is appointed managing director, head of private equity, Asia. She will be responsible for leading private investments in Asia with a focus on both direct private equity investments and fund commitments.

She joined CPPIB in 2009 and has been located in Hong Kong since 2012. Prior to joining CPPIB, Orida 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 and CEO of CPPIB, in a statement.

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