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Dean Connor will become the next chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board later this month.

Connor to Become Next CPPIB Chairperson

Dean Connor will become the next chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board later this month.

CPPIB is one of Canada’s largest commercial real estate institutional investors.

Connor’s promotion will take effect October 27, CPPIB announced in a news release. He will succeed Heather Munroe-Blum, who has chaired CPPIB since 2014 after joining it in 2010. Her term is set to expire this month.

Connor was appointed to the board in 2021 and has about 40 years of global experience in financial services and executive consulting. He formerly served as president and CEO of Sun Life.

Munroe-Blum said Connor’s commitment to strong corporate governance and extensive global experience will help him lead the board in an exemplary fashion as the Canada Pension Plan becomes a $1-trillion fund. CPPIB praised Blum for overseeing significant growth and development of the fund as it grew to $575 billion and remained resilient through global disruptions, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

CPPIB has also appointed telecommunications and finance industry veteran Nadir Mohamed as a director.


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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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