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OTPP Revamps Executive Team

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board has revamped its executive team by promoting three investment leaders to newly created roles.

The moves come after long-time chief investment officer Ziad Hindo left his position in September. OTPP invests globally and has $249.8 billion in net assets.

“These appointments confirm the benefits of our focus in developing team members and shaping strong leaders from within the plan,” said Jo Taylor, OTPP’s president and CEO, in a news release. 

Stephen McLennan, who joined OTPP in 2003, has been appointed chief investment officer for asset management. He had been serving as acting CIO since Hindo’s departure and previously led the total fund management department.

Gillian Brown, who joined OTPP in 1995, has been named CIO for public and private investments. Brown will continue to lead the capital markets department, which she has headed since 2018, and now be accountable for executing and managing investments across public and private markets.

Jonathan Hausman has been appointed chief strategy officer. He will oversee OTPP’s sustainable investing activities and continue to lead its global investment strategy department. Hausman joined OTPP in 2004 and has led the strategy department since 2017.

Meanwhile, Nick Jansa, the plan’s executive managing director, has also been appointed to the executive team. Based in London, Jansa leads OTPP’s investment and portfolio management activities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He joined OTPP in 2020 after spending about 25 years at Deutsche Bank.


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