Global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) has hired Ryan Selwood, former head of direct private equity at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to the firm as managing director and chief development officer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan to the team in this important new role, which underscores our commitment to thinking bigger, moving faster and performing better as we pursue new ways of growing the firm and continuing to invest wisely at global scale,” said Kewsong Lee. “Ryan brings an impressive track record of accelerating business growth and I am confident he will play an important part in helping us deliver on our short- and long-term strategic and financial goals, and enhance all aspects of delivering for our Limited Partners and Shareholders.”

“It is exciting to begin the next chapter of my career as a member of the Carlyle team. The opportunity to learn and contribute to the continued momentum of this iconic global investment firm is compelling,” said Selwood. “I am grateful to have been part of the significant growth of CPP Investments’ enduring portfolio and organization since 2006 in service of its more than 20 million contributors and beneficiaries.”