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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.

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Avik Dey

Managing Director, Head of Energy and Resources

Avik heads up our natural resources group.

Prior to joining CPP Investments, Avik was President & CEO of Remvest Energy Partners in Houston, USA. Previously, he was a Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Remora Energy, a Private Equity backed energy company. He has been active in the global energy sector since 1999 with roles across industry, private equity and investment banking. He has previously worked with a number of organizations including First Reserve, Deutsche Bank and EnCana Corporation.

Avik currently serves on the board of Teine Energy. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Enactus Canada and the Young Professionals in Energy organization. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary.

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Robert Mellema

Senior Principal, Energy and Resources

Prior to joining CPP Investment Board in 2008, Robert worked at UBS on the Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions team in Toronto and the Leisure sector team in London.  He also previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto.

Robert holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Palmer Scholar and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.

Etienne Middleton

Senior Principal, Energy and Resources

Since joining CPP Investments in 2009, Etienne has worked globally on transactions and portfolio management of Infrastructure’s investments with a focus in the Americas.

Prior to CPP Investments, for over ten years, Etienne held a number of roles with Toronto based, independent power producer, Eastern Power Limited, including engineering, finance and development.

He has served on the boards of Puget Energy (Washington state’s largest integrated energy utility), Transelec (Chile’s main electricity transmission company) and Grupo Costanera (operator of major toll roads in and around Santiago, Chile). Etienne has an MBA from INSEAD, BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a licenced professional engineer.

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Michael Hill

Managing Director, Energy and Resources

Michael Hill is a Managing Director in the Real Assets division at CPP Investments focusing on direct private equity investment opportunities in the Energy and Resources area.

Prior to joining the CPP Investments in 2016, Michael spent 25 years in Investment Banking, including, most recently, as Head of M&A and Corporate Finance for Nomura Securities.

While at Nomura, Michael was a member of the Global Investment Banking Executive Committee and the America’s Operating and Capital Commitments Committees. Previously, Michael was Global Co-Head of Natural Resources at Deutsche Bank and held various positions at Morgan Stanley where he started his career in 1989. He has worked in New York, London, and Toronto.

Michael sits on the Boards of Wolf Midstream, Nephin Energy, and Encino Energy. He holds an HBA from Ivey Business School, where he is also a Board member, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Our Real Assets Holdings

We are invested globally across commercial real estate, energy and resources, and infrastructure.

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