OTPP’s Barbara Zvan promoted to senior VP, strategy and risk

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has appointed Barbara Zvan to senior vice president, strategy and risk and chief investment risk officer. In her new role, Zvan will lead Ontario Teachers’ strategy and risk team in plan design decision-making and in determining benchmarks and risk appetite. She will also drive responsible investing and climate change risk management. Zvan joined Toronto-based Ontario Teachers, a $154.5 billion pension plan, in 1995.


Appointment notice: Barbara Zvan

January 26, 2016

Ron Mock, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Zvan to Senior Vice-President, Strategy & Risk and Chief Investment Risk Officer. Ms. Zvan reports to the CEO and leads the Strategy & Risk team in supporting the Plan Sponsors in plan design decisions and the Board in determining appropriate benchmarks and risk appetite. In addition, Ms. Zvan drives the responsible investing and climate change risk management and strategy for the Plan.

Ms. Zvan joined Ontario Teachers’ in 1995 as an assistant portfolio manager and has risen to positions of increasing authority. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and holds an M.Math from the University of Waterloo. In 2008 she was honoured as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

With $154.5 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2014, Ontario Teachers’ is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. An independent organization, it invests the pension fund’s assets and administers the pensions of 311,000 active and retired Ontario teachers.

Photo of Barbara Zvan courtesy of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan