TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mark Machin, President & CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), today announced the appointment of Kelly Shen as Senior Managing Director & Chief Technology and Data Officer (CTDO), a newly created role on the senior leadership team.

Kelly will join the organization effective November 5, 2018, and will be responsible for accelerating CPPIB’s focus on technology and data infrastructure.

“Together with her team, Kelly will further develop CPPIB’s Technology and Data strategy, which will help us advance operational efficiency by streamlining processes and automation. Achieving a data-driven edge is another priority to strengthen CPPIB’s international competitiveness,” said Mr. Machin. “Kelly’s impressive experience aligns with our strategic focus on hiring and developing people with technical knowledge, business acumen and creativity.”

Reporting into Kelly will be Basant Nanda, Managing Director & Head of Information Technology, and Sandip Sahota, Managing Director & Head of Enterprise Data Services.

Kelly brings over 20 years of experience in optimizing the use of data, analytics and technology. Previously, Kelly served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Managing Director for S&P Global Ratings based in New York. While there, she helped to simplify and standardize its credit rating processes, and modernize its technology and data ecosystems to fully digitize its intellectual property, drive productivity and innovation, and de-risk the franchise. Prior to that, Kelly served as Chief Information Officer, Business Intelligence for GE Capital.  

Kelly holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia. 

About CPPIB

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 20 million contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, São Paulo and Sydney, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm's length from governments. At June 30, 2018, the CPP Fund totalled C$366.6 billion. For more information about CPPIB, please visit www.cppib.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

For more information, contact:

CPPIB
Darryl Konynenbelt
Director, Global Media Relations
T: +1 416 972 8389
dkonynenbelt@cppib.com