Barbara Zvan is the Chief Risk & Strategy Officer at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Ms. Zvan joined Ontario Teachers' in 1995 as an assistant portfolio manager and has risen to positions of increasing authority in risk and investments during her more than two decades at the pension plan.
In her current role, Ms. Zvan leads the Strategy & Risk team in supporting the Plan Sponsors in plan design decisions and the Board in determining the appropriate benchmarks, risk appetite and directs the Enterprise and Operational Risk Management approach for the organization. She and her team provide input and risk insights to the Investing teams and create an effective risk management framework to underpin it. In addition, Ms. Zvan drives the responsible investing and climate change risk management and strategy for the Fund.
Ms. Zvan serves as the Chair of the International Centre of Pension Management and serves on the boards of Global Risk Institute and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and serves as chair of Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Investor Advisory Group representing over $30T USD. Ms. Zvan was a member of the board of Cadillac Fairview, Ontario Teachers’ wholly owned real estate subsidiary and now serves as a board member of Esval (Essbio) S.A., focused on water production, distribution and treatment in Chile. Ms. Zvan also served as one of four members of the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance that delivered its final recommendations in June 2019.
Ms. Zvan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D), and has a Master of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.