PSP Hires New CEO, #1 Ranked Public Investor 100 2014

André Bourbonnais

André Bourbonnais

After an extensive half year executive search, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has found a replacement for Gordon J. Fyfe who left for bcIMC in June 2014. PSP Investments has selected André Bourbonnais to be CEO effective March 30. André Bourbonnais is senior managing director and global head of private investments at CPPIB. Bourbonnais has been at the helm for CPPIB’s overseas push into private markets.

André Bourbonnais was ranked #1 for the Public Investor 100 – 2014, an annual ranking of significant and impactful public investor executives.

The CPPIB announced Mark Jenkins will take on the position being vacated by Bourbonnais. Mark Jenkins, a former Goldman Sachs banker, oversees CPPIB’s natural resources investment program and direct private equity investments. PSP Investments COO and CFO John Valentini had taken the role of interim CEO after Fyfe’s departure.

Excerpt from Public Investor 100
Analytically-driven, André Bourbonnais is the global head of private investments at the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a powerful job and fraught with many responsibilities. If his team gets it wrong, it could negatively affect Canada’s well-being. Bourbonnais oversees private equity, private debt and infrastructure, having to outperform comparable passive public alternatives. As of March 31, 2014, CPPIB’s private investments stand at US$ 60.3 billion, larger than many pensions and sovereign wealth funds.

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