Investing for Canadians: Meet the CEO steering the billion dollar growth strategy that is funding the retirement of 20 million Canadians. Mark Machin, of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board speaks about the $366B fund and how the organization engages in capital markets, including plans to navigate disruptive technologies, changing demographics, rise of emerging markets and ESG concerns that are driving shifts in the world economy.
Mark was appointed President & CEO in June 2016, where he is responsible for leading CPP Investment Board and its investment activities.
Mark joined CPPIB in 2012 as CPPIB’s first President for Asia. In November 2013, he became Head of International where he was responsible for the organization’s international investment activities, managing global advisory relationships and leading the organization internationally.
Prior to joining CPPIB, Mark had a 20 year career at Goldman Sachs, where he was most recently Vice Chairman of Asia ex-Japan. Mark has been based in Asia for more than 20 years where, among other roles, he ran the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Asia ex-Japan for six years. Mark was a member of Goldman Sachs’ Asia Management Committee and the Firmwide Capital Committee.
Mark studied undergraduate and graduate medicine and holds a BA in Physiological Sciences from Oriel College, Oxford University and BM BChir from Downing College, Cambridge University. He qualified as medical doctor in 1990. After practicing medicine in the UK, in 1991 he joined Goldman Sachs in London in European Corporate Finance.
Mark is married with two children. He was named one of Canada’s Top 10 CEOs in 2018 by Glassdoor in its Employee Choice Awards.