London, U.K. (July 09, 2020) – Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) appoints Guillaume Pepy as Senior Advisor, Europe, to support CPP Investments’ current investment portfolio and deal origination efforts across Europe. Mr. Pepy was most recently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the French national railway company SNCF.
Mr. Pepy will be engaged with multiple investment teams in Europe, supporting the identification and delivery of opportunities that support CPP Investments’ long-term growth strategy in Europe, with a particular focus on France. He will also provide counsel on the investment portfolio in the region, which amounts to C$63.4 billion or 15.5% of our total investments.
Mr. Pepy began his new role on July 1st.
“Guillaume’s deep expertise, understanding and network across the private and public sectors in France brings great value to our investment strategy in the region,” said Alain Carrier, Senior Managing Director & Head of International, CPP Investments. “All of our investment teams at CPP Investments can benefit from his counsel and we are looking forward to him joining our team.”
Mr. Pepy joined SNCF in 1993 as Chief Strategy and Investment Officer, followed by various senior roles including Group Chief Operating Officer in 2003. He served as Chairman and CEO from 2008 to 2019, transforming SNCF from a national railway operator to a global leader in mobility and logistics services. He started his career as a high-ranking civil servant to the French Government, with roles as Deputy General Secretary of the Conseil D’Etat, France’s highest administrative jurisdiction, and as Chief of Staff to the Ministers of Civil Service and Labour. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Suez Group, Nuovo Transporto Viaggiatori, Deutsche Bahn, Keolis and Wanadoo, and Non-Executive Chairman of Eurostar and Systra. He currently serves on the boards of Lagardère and BlaBlaCar, and on the Advisory board of Salesforce.com.
He was recently appointed as President of France Initiative, the largest network of financing and mentoring of business founders in France.
“Supporting CPP Investments’ long-term strategy in Europe and across the world represents an exciting opportunity for me,” said Mr. Pepy. “I look forward to sharing my operating and strategic experience at the heart of Europe with the team at CPP Investments”
Mr. Pepy studied at Sciences Po and at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
About CPP Investments
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments™) is a professional investment management organization that invests around the world in the best interests of the more than 20 million contributors and beneficiaries of the Canada Pension Plan. In order to build diversified portfolios of assets, investments in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments are made by CPP Investments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney, CPP Investments is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. As of March 31, 2020, the Fund totalled C$409.6 billion. For more information about CPP Investments, please visit www.cppinvestments.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.
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