Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, a global investor with net assets of $242.5 billion, has appointed Romeo Leemrijse as executive managing director, equities.

Based in the Toronto office, Leemrijse will lead the equities department, which delivers growth through private and public equities. He brings over 25 years of private equity and investment banking experience to his new role. He first joined Ontario Teachers’ private capital team in 2006 and has worked on several transactions and portfolio companies including GFL and Dematic. In his role as senior managing director and global group sector head, private capital, he oversees direct investing in North America.

“Under his trusted leadership, Equities will play an important role deploying capital and continue to contribute significantly to our ability to create value for our members,” states Ziad Hindo, chief investment officer at Ontario Teachers’.