Private Capital - Sustainability and Energy Transition

Romeo Leemrijse

  • Managing Director and Global Group Sector Head

Romeo Leemrijse leads Ontario Teachers' investing activities in the diversified industrial and business services, consumer and retail as well as the energy sectors. He joined Private Capital in 2006 and has more than 25 years of private equity and investment banking experience.

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Since joining the organization, he has been involved in a number of significant transactions including PODS, GFL, Aethon Energy, CSC, Shearers, Hawkwood Energy, Dematic, Insight Pharmaceuticals, GNC and Serta Simmons Bedding. He currently sits on the boards of PODS, CSC, Serta Simmons Bedding and Aethon Energy.

Romeo was previously a principal at EdgeStone Capital Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing investments, as well as monitoring and providing strategic guidance to portfolio companies. Earlier in his career he worked as an investment banker at CIBC.

Romeo is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Additionally, he holds the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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Zvi Orvitz

  • Director, Energy

Zvi Orvitz joined Ontario Teachers' in 2008 and is responsible for leading our energy sector investment activities in Private Capital, including transaction sourcing and execution, as well as the ongoing management of the firm's direct private equity investments. Zvi's skillset is focused on private investments and M&A, capital markets, due diligence, business development, strategy and portfolio management, with deep energy sector expertise. He currently serves on the boards of Aethon United, Chisolm Energy, Canbriam Energy, Edgemarc Energy, Aspenleaf Energy and Impark.

Previously, Zvi worked in investment banking at Citigroup in New York and Toronto supporting capital markets, M&A and corporate strategic initiatives.

Zvi earned an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and is a CFA charterholder.

Aaron Manz

  • Senior Principal

Aaron Manz joined Ontario Teachers' in 2012. He has previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto as well as at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Calgary.

Aaron is a CFA charterholder and earned a Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Mustafa Beg-Mohamed

  • Principal

Mustafa Beg-Mohamed joined Private Capital in 2015. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Mustafa worked in investment banking at TD Securities and in the assurance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

A Chartered Accountant, Mustafa holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.