Tanya Carmichael

Tanya Carmichael

  • Managing Director, Global Funds

Tanya Carmichael is based in Toronto and leads the Global Funds Team for Ontario Teachers'. She has extensive experience in private equity fund investing and represents Ontario Teachers' on numerous limited partner advisory committees. Tanya is Chair of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) board of directors. She has also served on the Private Equity Steering Committee of the Principles of Responsible Investment.

Before joining Ontario Teachers' in 2006, she was an executive director in CIBC World Markets' private equity funds group and also worked in the legal and compliance group at CIBC. Tanya articled at Stikeman Elliott in Toronto.

Tanya received a BA (Honours) from Queen's University and an LLB from Western University. She holds the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Olivia Ouyang

Olivia Ouyang

  • Director, Funds (Hong Kong)

Olivia Ouyang joined Ontario Teachers' Hong Kong office in 2014 as Director, Funds.

Olivia started her career with McKinsey & Company China and Morgan Stanley Asia, and has over 13 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Olivia was a Managing Director with China Investment Corporation (CIC), where she was responsible for private equity fund investment, co-investment and direct investment, in Europe and in Global Emerging Markets respectively. Before CIC, Olivia was a Senior Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC)'s Private Equity and Investment Funds Group, and covered Greater China, Southeast Asia and India consecutively.  

Olivia holds a BA with Honors in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Joe Topley

Joe Topley

  • Director (London)

Joe Topley joined the London office in 2016 and is responsible for private equity funds in the EMEA region.

Joe previously worked at StepStone, a global private markets advisory firm where he was responsible for business development, investment research and client management across Europe.  He started his career as a management consultant and worked in private equity and investment banking prior to joining StepStone.

Joe holds a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology from Imperial College, London; a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from University College, London; and an MBA from INSEAD. 

Jesús Argüelles

Jesús Argüelles

  • Senior Principal

Jesús Argüelles joined Ontario Teachers' in 2013 and is part of the senior team responsible for fund investing and portfolio management, focusing on the Americas. Prior to Ontario Teachers', Jesús was a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equity (PE) Program of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). During his 10 years at CalPERS, he was responsible for sourcing, investing and managing private equity investments globally, with an emphasis on emerging markets.  In addition, Jesús was member of the senior leadership that managed the PE Program's team and organizational development.

Jesús served on the Institutional Limited Partners Association's (ILPA) Board of Directors between 2010 and 2013 as Treasurer and Executive Committee Member.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.

Christian Dunn

Christian Dunn

  • Senior Principal (Hong Kong)

Christian Dunn joined Private Capital in 2006 and moved to the Hong Kong office in 2013. He has been involved in the origination, evaluation, execution, and post-investment monitoring and management of numerous fund investments, most recently with a focus on Asia and the emerging markets. He has also been involved in select direct and venture capital investments.  As part of the Asia team, Christian is focused on fund and direct private equity investments in the region.

Christian is a CFA charterholder and graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Amit Sobti

Amit Sobti

  • Senior Principal (Hong Kong)

Amit Sobti joined the Private Capital division of Ontario Teachers' in 2016 and is part of the senior team responsible for direct and co-investing activities across the Asia-Pacific region. He has more than 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. 

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Amit was a Principal at Unitas Capital and in the healthcare group at Warburg Pincus.  He previously worked at Rhone Capital and in the M&A group at Merrill Lynch. 

Amit holds a dual A.B. (magna cum laude) in Business Economics and Computer Science from Brown University. 

Richard Lam

Richard Lam

  • Senior Principal

Richard Lam joined Ontario Teachers' in 2012 and is part of the senior team responsible for fund investing and portfolio management, focusing on Venture Capital and Growth Equity.

Richard started his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. in investment banking. He subsequently joined TorQuest Partners as an investment professional, and also recently worked at the Boston Consulting Group as a management consultant.

Richard holds an HBA and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Adrian Cheung

Adrian Cheung

  • Senior Principal

Adrian Cheung is currently a member of the Private Capital Funds group. He has been involved in a number of transactions, including Private Capital's investment in Insight Pharmaceuticals, Intelsat, TDC, and fund investments including the formation of Fountainvest Partners and commitments to Silver Lake and Catterton Partners. Previously, he worked in investment banking at UBS.

Adrian earned a B. Comm (Honours) from Queen's University.

Paul Lee

Paul Lee

  • Principal (Hong Kong)

Paul Lee joined the Ontario Teachers' Hong Kong office in 2015 and is focused on direct investment opportunities across Asia.

Before joining Ontario Teachers', Paul was an investment professional with FFL, a San Francisco-based mid-market private equity fund, where he worked on originating and executing deals across North America.  Prior to FFL, Paul was an investment banker in the New York and Hong Kong offices of Merrill Lynch.

Paul holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Michelle Lung

Michelle Lung

  • Principal

Michelle joined Private Capital in 2014 and is part of the team responsible for private equity fund investing and portfolio management. She previously worked in the valuations group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Michelle is a Chartered Accountant (2012 CICA Honour Roll) and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (with High Distinction) from the University of Toronto.

Ronnie Tang

Ronnie Tang

  • Principal (Hong Kong)

Ronnie Tang joined Ontario Teachers' Hong Kong office in 2015 and is focused on direct and co-investment opportunities across Asia.

Before joining Ontario Teachers', Ronnie was an investment professional with Unitas Capital, an Asia-focused private equity fund. Prior to that, Ronnie worked at McKinsey & Company as a business analyst based in Shanghai. 

Ronnie holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and completed an exchange program at Peking University.

Swee Hong Yap

Swee Hong Yap

  • Principal (London)

Swee Hong joined Private Capital in 2014. He previously worked in the private equity funds and co-investments team at Allstate Investments. Prior to that, Swee Hong worked at Credit Suisse and Dresdner Kleinwort.

Swee Hong holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Peixi Gu

Peixi Gu

  • Investment Associate (Hong Kong)

Peixi joined Ontario Teachers' Hong Kong office in 2015 and is focused on fund as well as direct investment opportunities across Asia.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Peixi was an investment professional with Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area, where she focused on private equity investments across Asia. Before that, Peixi worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong.

Peixi holds dual BS degrees in Economics and Biological Sciences, as well as a Master of Law degree from Peking University.

Kyna Liu

Kyna Liu

  • Investment Associate

Kyna Liu joined Private Capital in 2016 and is currently part of the team responsible for private equity fund investing and portfolio management.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Kyna worked in the product and investment management group at Sun Life Global Investments.

Kyna received an Honours Business Administration degree from Ivey Business School at Western University. 

Michael Powers

Michael Powers

  • Investment Associate

Michael Powers joined Private Capital in 2013 and is currently part of the team responsible for private equity fund investing, focusing on Venture Capital and Growth Equity.

Michael has worked at Ontario Teachers' since 2008.  Previously, he was part of the Portfolio Management Team where he was responsible for portfolio analytics and helping to oversee the operational aspects of the department.  Prior to this he conducted operational due diligence on the Plan's hedge fund portfolio and worked in derivatives trade support.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree, with a specialization in finance, from Western University.  He is also a CFA charterholder.