CPPIB appoints Suyi Kim as global head of private equity

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John Graham, president & chief executive officer of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), on Thursday announced the appointment of Suyi Kim as senior managing director & global head of private equity effective 15 September. Kim will continue to be a member of the senior management team of the pension fund.

Kim will lead the private equity department, which makes investments globally, both directly and with partners. The PE team focuses on close alignment of interests between shareholders and management, delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns over extended time horizons. PE maintains relationships with 160 private equity fund managers and other specialized partners. As of March 31, 2021, PE managed C$125.1 billion in assets.

Most recently, Kim served as senior managing director and head of Asia Pacific, responsible for leading CPP Investments’ activities in Asia Pacific and overseeing its portfolio of Asia Pacific investments.

“Suyi’s background in private equity, extensive experience leading our Asia Pacific business and deep knowledge of the organization makes her ideally suited for this role, and demonstrates the depth of our leadership team,” Graham said. “CPP Investments is one of the top private equity investors globally, and 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 CPP contributors and beneficiaries.”

Kim joined CPP Investments 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.

Kim opened the Hong Kong office in 2008 and launched and led CPP Investments’ PE business in Asia before taking on her current role.

This article was first published on livemint.com.

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Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.