| | APRIL 20238IN FOCUSAshish Goyal has been appointed executive vice president and regional director for Asia-Pacific by Canadian pension fund OMERS.According to a statement from the business, Goyal's mandate is to oversee OMERS' regional strategic growth objectives across all of its asset classes, including the development of new connections and collaborations. Ralph Berg, the incoming chief investment officer, will get his report. On April 1st, Goyal and Berg would both start in their new positions.Goyal joins OMERS in 2019 to oversee the capital markets division for the Asia-Pacific region. He has worked with top international asset managers out of offices in Singapore, Mumbai, and Hong Kong for more than three decades. Commenting on the appointment, Berg said, "Ashish has a wealth of investment, leadership and operational experience that will be invaluable to accelerating OMERS' ambitious growth plans in the Asia-Pacific region"."It is a privilege to work every day on behalf of the more than 550,000 members of the OMERS pension plan. OMERS places great importance on partnerships and collaborating with others to mutual benefit, and I look forward to further advancing our global relationships", Goyal said. Goyal created, supervised, and oversaw investment teams at renowned international asset managers with operations in Mumbai, Singapore, and Hong Kong prior to joining OMERS. He has been an investor for more than three decades, both in public and private markets.He earned an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering in Pune. He is a certified financial analyst as well. He also works with the Financial Women's Association of Singapore as a mentor and `Male Champion'. OMERS built an office in Sydney, Australia, in 2014, and one in Singapore in early 2018. 11 percent of OMERS' diversified, premium portfolio was put into the region as of December 31st, 2022. In addition to lending to borrowers in the top quartile and collaborating with like-minded co-investors to support the Asia growth story, OMERS intends to participate in the equity of best-in-class businesses. OMERS NAMES ASHISH GOYAL AS THE HEAD OF APAC OPERATIONS
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