Mark D. Wiseman

Mark D. Wiseman

Mark D. Wiseman
Global Head of Active Equities and Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Mark Wiseman: Senior Managing Director at BlackRock, Global Head of Active Equities, Chairman of its Alternatives business, Chairman of BlackRock’s Global Investment Committee, and serves on BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee.

Prior to BlackRock, Mark was President & CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Mark joined CPPIB in 2005 as the organization’s Senior Vice-President, Private Investments, and later named Executive Vice-President, Investments, responsible for managing all of the investment activities of CPPIB. He was named President & CEO in 2012.

Prior to CPPIB, Mark was responsible for the private equity fund and co-investment program at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Previously, Mark was an officer with Harrowston Inc., a publicly traded Canadian merchant bank and a lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell. He also served as a law clerk to Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Born in Ontario, Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and a law degree and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University, where he obtained a Master of Laws. Mark is a regular lecturer at the Harvard Business School and an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University.

Mark is a member of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, is Chairman of the Focusing Capital on the Long Term initiative, which he co-founded, and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including Sinai Health Services, the Capital Markets Institute and the University of Toronto’s Dean’s Advisory Board.


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