CPP Investments names global head of Private Equity

New appointee, set to start in mid-September, brings international experience and deep knowledge of organization to role

CPP Investments names global head of Private Equity

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has appointed Suyi Kim as senior managing director & global head of Private Equity.

“Suyi's background in private equity, extensive experience leading our Asia Pacific business and deep knowledge of the organization makes her ideally suited for this role, and demonstrates the depth of our leadership team,” said John Graham, president and CEO of CPP Investments.

In her new role, which she will start on September 15, Kim will lead the organization’s PE unit, which invests in both direct and joint PE opportunities around the world. The unit maintains relationships with 160 PE fund managers and other specialized partners, and manages $125.1 billion in assets as of March 31, 2021.

Focused on aligning the interests of shareholders and management, the PE team aims to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns over extended time horizons.

Prior to her latest appointment, Kim was senior managing director and head of Asia Pacific, where she took responsibility for CPP Investments’ activities in Asia Pacific and oversaw its portfolio of Asia Pacific Investments. Before that, Kim opened the CPP Investments Hong Kong office in 2008, and proceeded to launch and lead the organization’s Asian PE business.

Before starting her career with CPP Investments in 2007, Kim amassed substantial experience in global PE at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and The Carlyle Group. She also worked at McKinsey & Co. in several Asian countries, and also spent some time working at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“CPP Investments is one of the top private equity investors globally and I am confident that, with her global expertise, Suyi will build on the success of a strong and experienced PE team to continue to deliver solid long-term results for CPP contributors and beneficiaries,” Graham said.

Aside from being a certified public accountant, Kim holds a BA in International Economics from Seoul National University and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Kim is a member of the Products Advisory Committee of the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong. She is also currently on the board of directors of Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), an internet, communication, and telecommunication company listed in Hong Kong, as well as the board of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and Junior Achievement in Korea.


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