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Barbara Zvan, President and Chief Executive Officer, University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP)


The University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Zvan as its inaugural President and Chief Executive Officer.

Uniquely qualified, Ms. Zvan brings over 25 years of experience in pension administration and member services, plan design, investment strategies and risk management. She was most recently the Chief Risk and Strategy Officer for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Ms. Zvan is recognized as a world leader in responsible and sustainable investment.

She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and serves on the board of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services and the Responsible Investment Association.

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With global experience and a pioneering vision, Ms. Zvan will oversee the launch and growth of this new jointly sponsored pension plan for Ontario’s university sector. Conditional on regulatory approvals, the UPP will become operational on July 1, 2021, serving pension plan members and retirees at the founding institutions – Queen’s University, University of Guelph and University of Toronto. It will over time serve other Ontario universities who wish to join, with the support of their pension plan members.

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