CPPIB Wiseman Goes to BlackRock, Machin Becomes CEO of CPPIB

Mark Wiseman

Mark Wiseman

Mark Wiseman, the current President & Chief Executive Officer of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has accepted a job at BlackRock to become incoming senior managing director and a member of the Global Executive Committee (GEC). Wiseman will become Head of BlackRock’s Global Active Equity business and will become Chairman of the BlackRock Global Investment Committee, the investment sub-committee of the GEC. Wiseman will also assist BlackRock Alternative Investors. He will report to Robert S. Kapito, President of BlackRock, and will join the listed company in early September 2016. Wiseman assumed the role of President & CEO of CPPIB in 2012.

Mark Wiseman was named #2 in SWFI’s inaugural Public Investor 100, held in 2013.

“Leaving CPPIB was an extremely difficult decision and one that I deliberated over very carefully,” said Wiseman in a CPPIB press release. “CPPIB is an exceptional institution on a long, strong path forward. I have every confidence in the senior management team and will watch with pride the successful delivery of CPPIB’s long-term global strategy. The opportunity to serve CPPIB for over a decade has been a great privilege. It will remain one of the greatest highlights of my career.”

Machin to Head CPPIB

In response, CPPIB named Mark Machin as its president and CEO, effective June 13, 2016. Machin is currently CPPIB’s senior managing director & Head of International. Machin joined CPPIB in March 2012. He had a 20-year career at Goldman Sachs where he was most recently Vice Chairman of Asia ex-Japan.

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