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CPPIB announces senior executive appointments

Staff writer | Toronto, ON, Canada | January 28, 2015
CPPIBJanuary 28, 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announces the appointments of Mark Jenkins and Pierre Lavallée.
Mark Jenkins is promoted to Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Private Investments responsible for leading the direct private equity, infrastructure, principal credit investments, natural resources and portfolio value creation functions.

Mr. Jenkins, who becomes a member of CPPIB’s Senior Management Team, joined CPPIB in 2008 and most recently held the role of Managing Director, Head of Principal Investments.

Prior to joining CPPIB, he was Managing Director, Co-Head of Leveraged Finance Origination and Execution for Barclays Capital in New York. Prior to that, he spent over 11 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in senior positions within Fixed Income and Financing Groups in New York. He also held senior finance roles at Laidlaw Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.

Pierre Lavallée is appointed to the new role of Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Investment Partnerships.

Mr. Lavallée, who joined CPPIB in 2012, will continue in his current role as Senior Managing Director & Chief Talent Officer until a successor is appointed. Prior to joining CPPIB, Mr. Lavallée was the Executive Vice President, Reitmans (Canada) Limited, based in Montreal.

Before joining Reitmans, he spent over 18 years with Bain & Company in Toronto where he led Bain’s Canadian practice in retail, telecom and private equity. He also served as Managing Partner for Bain & Co. Canada and served on the firm’s Operating Committee for several years.

Before Bain, Mr. Lavallée spent 5 years with the Government of Canada as a Trade Commissioner in the Department of External Affairs and International Trade, serving in Ottawa and Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hon. Economics; summa cum laude; Gold Medal) and an M.A. (Economics) from the University of Ottawa.

André Bourbonnais will be leaving CPPIB to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board in Montreal, effective March 30, 2015. Mr. Bourbonnais joined CPPIB in 2006 and was most recently Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Private Investments.