Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s Asia Pacific head Suyi Kim has been appointed as global head of private equity.
“Suyi’s background in private equity, extensive experience leading our Asia Pacific business and deep knowledge of the organisation makes her ideally suited for this role, and demonstrates the depth of our leadership team,” said John Graham, CPPIB president and chief executive officer,.
As part of the new role, Kim will lead the private equity department, which makes private equity investments globally, both directly and with general partners.
As the head of Asia Pacific, Kim was responsible for leading activities in Asia Pacific and overseeing the portfolio of Asia Pacific investments.
“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 contributors and beneficiaries,” Graham added.
Kim joined CPPIB in 2007 after gaining global private equity experience at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and The Carlyle Group. She also worked at McKinsey & Co. in various Asian countries and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She opened the Hong Kong office in 2008 and launched and led CPPIB’s private equity business in Asia before taking on her current role. Kim is also a senior managing director at CPPIB.