Global Head of Active Equities & Chairman of Alternatives
Prior to BlackRock, Mark was President & CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Mark joined CPPIB in 2005 as the organization’s Senior Vice-President, Private Investments, and later named Executive Vice-President, Investments, responsible for managing all of the investment activities of CPPIB. He was named President & CEO in 2012.
Prior to CPPIB, Mark was responsible for the private equity fund and co-investment program at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Previously, Mark was an officer with Harrowston Inc., a publicly traded Canadian merchant bank and a lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell. He also served as a law clerk to Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and a law degree and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University, where he obtained a Master of Laws. Mark is a regular lecturer at the Harvard Business School and an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University.
Mark is a member of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, is Chairman of the Focusing Capital on the Long Term initiative, which he co-founded, and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.