Senior Management

Senior Management

The men and women driving our success and growth

Wisdom, vision & values at the helm

Our leadership team is comprised of

world-class experts in each of their respective fields. Together, they work to propel PSP forward on its strategic plan.

“I’m honoured and excited to serve as PSP’s President & CEO. It is a tremendous privilege to be given the opportunity to lead one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing pension investment managers.”

Deborah K. Orida President and Chief Executive Officer

Meet our Executive team

Deborah K. Orida
President and Chief Executive Officer

Joined PSP in September 2022

 

Professional experience 

  • Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Real Assets & Chief Sustainability Officer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments)  

  • Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Active Equities, CPP Investments 

  • Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Asia, CPP Investments 

  • Vice President, Goldman Sachs 

 

 Professional memberships 

  • Alpine Canada Alpin Board of Directors 

  • Branksome Hall Board of Directors

Mélanie Bernier
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and People Officer

Joined in 2008

 

Professional experience

  • Vice president and Divisional General Counsel, PSP Investments
  • Senior Legal counsel, National Bank of Canada
  • Senior Associate, McCarthy Tetrault LLP 

 

Professional memberships

  • Blue Metropolis Foundation Board of Directors
  • Québec Bar Member
J-F. Bureau
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial and Risk Officer

Joined in 2010

 

Professional experience

  • Senior Vice President and CFO, DiagnoCure Inc.

  • Vice President, Credit Specialized Products, National Bank of Canada

  • Senior Vice President and CFO (Financial Restructuring), Cable Satisfaction International

  • Vice President, Private Equity Investment and Mezzanine Lending, EdgeStone Capital Partners

 

Professional memberships

  • Chair, Standards of Practice Council, CFA Institute

PATRICK CHARBONNEAU
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Growth Fund Investment Management

Joined PSP in May 2006

 

Professional experience

  • Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Infrastructure, PSP Investments
  • Managing Director, Infrastructure, PSP Investments
  • Infrastructure Advisor, PwC

 

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
Oliver Duff
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Credit Investments

Joined in 2016

  • Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Credit Investments, PSP Investments
  • Managing Director, Private Debt, PSP Investments
  • Global Head of Leveraged Finance and European Head of Capital Financing, HSBC Bank PLC
  • Head of European Loan syndicate, Morgan Stanley
  • Head of European Loan syndicate, Goldman Sachs
Simon Marc
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Private Equity and Strategic Partnerships

Joined in 2015 

  • Senior Vice President, Global Head of Private Equity and Strategic Partnerships, PSP Investments
  • Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity, PSP Investments
  • Managing Director, Private Equity (Europe), PSP Investments
  • Principal, Permira
  • Director, Apax Partners
DAVID OUELLET
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology, Data and Operations Officer

Joined in 2012

 

Professional experience

  • Vice President and Head of Technology and Digital Strategy, PSP Investments
  • Vice President and Head of Strategy and Business Planning, PSP Investments
  • Senior Director, Business Information Security and Business Planning, PSP Investments
  • Senior Manager, Technology and Risk Consulting, KPMG Canada
  • Senior Manager, Management and Technology Consulting, KPMG China
  • Manager, IT Advisory Systems, KPMG Canada
PATRICK SAMSON
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Real Assets Investments (Real Estate, Natural Resources and Infrastructure)

Joined in September 2006

 

Professional experience

  • Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Infrastructure Investments, Investissements PSP
  • Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Infrastructure Investments, Investissements PSP
  • Infrastructure Advisor, PwC

 

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Business Valuator (CBV)
EDUARD VAN GELDEREN
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

FRM, CFA

 

Joined in 2018

 

Professional experience

  • Senior Managing Director, Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California

  • Chief Executive Officer, APG Asset Management

  • Deputy CIO, ING Investment Management


At PSP, we work as one to pursue opportunities for growth.                                                  Read our story.

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Active Equities and Alpha Alternatives

 Justin Nightingale

 

Managing Director and Head of Active Equities and Alpha Alternatives

 

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Real Estate

Louis G. Véronneau

 

Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Investments

 

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Private Equity

Simon Marc

 

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Private Equity and Strategic Partnerships

 

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Infrastructure

Sandiren Curthan

 

Managing Director and Global Head of Infrastructure Investments

 

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Credit Investments

Oliver Duff

 

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Credit Investments

 

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Natural Resources

Marc Drouin

 

Senior Managing Director, Real Assets and Global Head of Natural Resources Investments

 

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Legal Affairs

Mélanie Bernier

 

Senior Vice President
Chief Legal and People Officer

 

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Strategic Communications and Global Government Affairs

Yolande James

 

Managing Director and Head of Strategic Communications and Global Government Affairs

 

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Committed to our people

We are committed to cultivating a diverse workforce, and prioritize the development
of our employees. We are always looking for
problem-solvers with an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative approach, who can spot the edge. We foster a work environment where employees can cultivate meaningful relationships, learn, ideate, innovate, pursue excellence and be open-minded, listen and speak up.

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