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Energy and Resources

The Energy and Resources team invests directly in companies, strategic partnerships and direct-asset interests with an investment size of at least $500 million. Areas of investment include the oil and gas, energy midstream, merchant power and LNG, refining and petrochemicals, mining and services, technology and innovation industries.

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The Energy and Resources team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto, New York, London and San Francisco. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The Energy and Resources team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto, and New York. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The Energy and Resources team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto, and New York. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

Dave Chambers

Senior Principal, Energy and Resources

Dave is responsible for overseeing many of the upstream investments in the Energy and Resources portfolio.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2010, Dave was at Houlihan Lokey in the Financial Restructuring Group.

He holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Dave is on the boards of Crestone Peak Resources, Encino Acquisition Partners, Nephin Energy and Teine Energy.

Robert Mellema

Senior Principal, Energy and Resources

Robert leads the midstream energy infrastructure vertical within Energy and Resources. Previously, Robert worked in the Direct Private Equity group where he was involved in direct investments across a range of sectors, including our investments in Seven Generations Energy, Teine Energy, and Livingston International.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2008, Robert worked at UBS on the Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions team in Toronto and the Leisure sector team in London, as well as at the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto.

Robert holds a BComm from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert is on the boards of Wolf Midstream and Black Swan Energy, and is a CPP Investments Member Representative for Ohio Valley Midstream.

Etienne Middleton

Senior Principal, Energy and Resources

Etienne focuses on direct private investments in Innovation, Technology and Services tied to Energy and Resources. Prior to joining the Energy and Resources group, he worked globally on transactions and portfolio management within the Infrastructure group – with a focus on the Americas.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2009, he spent 10 years in various roles with Toronto-based independent power producer Eastern Power Limited, including engineering, finance and development.

Etienne has a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from INSEAD (Paris and Singapore). He is a licenced Professional Engineer in Ontario.

He has served on the boards of Puget Energy, Transelec and toll-road operator Grupo Costanera.

Avik Dey

Managing Director, Head of Energy and Resources

Avik heads our Energy & Resources Group and also serves as a member of the Real Assets and Real Estate Investment Committees.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2014, Avik was President & CEO of Remvest Energy Partners in Houston, TX. Before that, he was a Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Remora Energy, a private equity-backed energy company, and has worked with a number of organizations, including First Reserve, Deutsche Bank and EnCana Corporation. Avik was also a co-founder of Coyotes Management LLC, the General Partner for the Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club between 2013 and 2017. In 2017, Avik was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40.

He holds a BComm in Finance from the University of Calgary.

Avik is on the boards of Seven Generations Energy and Enactus Canada.

Michael Hill

Managing Director, Energy and Resources & Head of New York Office

Michael focuses on direct private equity investment opportunities in the Energy and Resources area.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2016, he was most recently Head of M&A and Corporate Finance for Nomura Securities, where he was a member of the Global Investment Banking Executive Committee and the America’s Operating and Capital Commitments Committees. Before that, Michael was Global Co-Head of Natural Resources at Deutsche Bank and held various positions at Morgan Stanley.

He holds an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Michael is on the boards of Wolf Midstream, Nephin Energy, Encino Energy and the Advisory Board of the Ivey Business School.

Waleed Elgohary

Senior Principal, Energy and Resources

Waleed leads the Merchant Power and LNG vertical within Energy and Resources.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2016, Waleed was Senior Vice President, Asset Management at Capstone Infrastructure Corporation in Toronto. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Operations and Corporate Secretary at Enwave Energy Corporation in Toronto and an energy associate at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto.

Waleed holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and BS (Hons) in Science from McMaster University, and a JD from Western Law and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

He is on the boards of Calpine Corporation and Quantum Utility Generation.

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