Infrastructure - Asia-Pacific

Bruce Crane

  • Managing Director, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Asia Pacific

Bruce Crane leads Ontario Teachers’ infrastructure investing activities across Asia-Pacific and currently serves on the boards of Sydney Desalination Plant and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund.  Bruce joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2020 as one of the initial members of its new Singapore office, its 2nd in Asia after the Hong Kong office.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’, Bruce spent nearly 10 years at OMERS Infrastructure where he most recently led their investing efforts in Asia.  Previously, he was based in New York where he focused on North & South America transport and energy related investments.  While at OMERS, he served on Boards at Midland Cogeneration Ventures, Chicago Skyway, GNLQ Regas (Chile) and IndInfravit Tollroads (India). Prior to that, Bruce worked in Investment Banking at UBS (NYC) and Morgan Stanley (Houston) and earlier as a Field Engineer for Foster Wheeler (global).

Bruce holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Jan Brand

  • Senior Principal

Jan Brand joined Ontario Teachers' in 2015. He helps manage Ontario Teachers' investments across the Asia-Pacific region, including the Sydney Desalination Plant in Australia and OTPP’s commitment to the National Investment & Infrastructure Trust in India. He also worked on the group’s acquisitions of Enwave in 2021 and Atlantic Aqua Farms in 2017. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Jan worked in investment banking with BMO Capital Markets in Montreal, Quebec.

Jan holds a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management as well as a joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from McGill University.

Deb Hajara

  • Senior Principal

Deb Hajara joined the Asia Pacific Infrastructure and Natural Resources team of Ontario Teachers' in 2021. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’ Deb had 12 years of experience in infrastructure investing in India. Most recently he spent 5 years with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in Mumbai, where he was responsible for both acquisitions and asset management with a focus on the transport sector.

Deb holds a MBA in Finance from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and a Masters in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. 

Stefano Ghezzi

  • Principal

Stefano Ghezzi joined Ontario Teachers' in 2017 and he is a member of the Asia Pacific Infrastructure and Natural Resources team. Since joining OTPP, he has been involved in a number of transactions including the acquisitions of Caruna, IDEAL (a Mexican infrastructure platform) and Odfjell Terminal Rotterdam.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Stefano worked in the infrastructure and energy group at Citigroup and in derivatives trading at Commerzbank in London.

Stefano holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Warwick Business School and a B.Sc. in Economics from Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Rachel Tan

  • Associate

Rachel Tan joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2021 and is a member of the Asia Pacific Infrastructure and Natural Resources team. Prior to joining the organisation, Rachel worked in investment banking at Rothschild & Co in Singapore.

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from National University of Singapore. 

Shameera Angullia

  • Analyst

Shameera Angullia joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2021, and is a member of the Asia Pacific Infrastructure and Natural Resources team. Prior to joining the organisation, Shameera worked in investment banking at Macquarie Capital in New York City focusing on infrastructure and energy transactions in North America.

Shameera holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from the National University of Singapore. 

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