OTPP hires senior CIC exec

The Canadian pension fund continues to build up its Hong Kong office, adding Olivia Ouyang as director

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has hired Olivia Ouyang in Hong Kong as a director in its Teachers’ Private Capital team, according to a statement.

In her new role, Ouyang will focus on relationships with general partners in Asia, as well as making fund and co-investments into private equity opportunities across Asia Pacific.

Most recently, she was a managing director at Chinese sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation, overseeing a $25 billion portfolio of private equity, credit and real estate investments.

At CIC, Ouyang also held positions including head of global emerging markets and head of Europe. Previously, she has worked in the US, Europe and Asia at the International Finance Corporation and Jupiter Partners.

Based in OTPP’s Hong Kong office, Ouyang will report to Nicole Musicco, vice-president for Teachers’ Private Capital in Toronto, and will work alongside Raju Ruparelia, senior principal, Christian Dunn, principal and Yuxiang Zhou, investment associate.

OTPP has been building up its presence in the region, opening its Hong Kong office in September 2013. The firm is highly active in fund investing, as well as direct and co-investments, counting among its Asia deals Kyobo Life Insurance in Korea and DTZ in Australia.