Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan announces promotion

Regional managing director to be moved up into new role

Bjarne Graven Larsen from the chief investment office of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, has announced the promotion of Jo Taylor into the new role of senior managing director, international, starting Jan. 1.

Taylor joined the OTPP in 2012 and currently serves as the regional managing director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He continues to head the London office, where he is located. Taylor is involved in governing a number of the OTPP’s portfolio companies, currently acting as chair of Camelot and a non-executive director of SGN, Helly Hansen and Burton's Biscuits.

"Jo is uniquely qualified for this role," said Larsen. "He has an innate understanding of relationship-building and the global nature of today's investment environment. He has earned the respect of our partners around the world by delivering value, and is committed to building our global strategy and presence."

In the new year, the current regional managing director for the Asia-Pacific region, Nicole Mussico, will return to Toronto from Hong Kong to head the public equities division. Taylor will be stepping in as interim head of the Asia Pacific region, and will lead the ongoing search for the new regional managing director for Hong Kong, who will report to him. Until the position is filled, he will split his time between overseeing the London and Hong Kong offices.

Taylor will work actively within the respective asset class underwriting committees for investments being considered in all regions. He will continue to report to Larsen.

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