Charles Thomazi

Charles Thomazi

  • Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) (London)

Charles Thomazi leads Ontario Teachers' Europe, Middle East and Africa Infrastructure team, with responsibility for identifying, executing and managing infrastructure assets. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector and has been actively involved in infrastructure since 2001. Charles has worked across many sectors, including leading the acquisition of Ontario Teachers' airport assets, High Speed 1 and Koole Terminals and Westerleigh.

Charles currently serves on the boards of Brussels Airport, Copenhagen Airports and MapleCo. He joined Ontario Teachers' Finance Group in 1995, then moved to the Research and Economics Group before becoming a founding member of Ontario Teachers' Infrastructure Group in 2001. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Charles worked as an Actuarial Specialist at Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson).

Charles holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Actuarial Science from Western University. He is a CFA charterholder and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Jamie Adam

Jamie Adam

  • Senior Principal (London)

Jamie Adam joined Ontario Teachers' in 2006 and is a member of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Infrastructure team. He has been involved in numerous transactions including the acquisitions of Essbio, Brussels Airport, Copenhagen Airports, Sydney Desalination Plant, London City Airport and Westerleigh Group. Jamie currently sits on the boards of Bristol Airport, London City Airport and Westerleigh Group.

Before joining Ontario Teachers' he worked in private equity in Toronto.

Jamie earned a BA (Honours) in Political Science from Western University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. He is a CFA charterholder and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Charlotte Brunning

Charlotte Brunning

  • Senior Principal (London)

Charlotte Brunning is a member of the EMEA Infrastructure and Natural Resources team and has been with Ontario Teachers' since 2015. She has been involved in a number of direct investments, including London City Airport and MapleCo, a U.K. smart metering platform. Charlotte currently sits on the board of Scotia Gas Networks and MapleCo and previously sat on the board of Brussels Airport.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Charlotte worked at 3i, Barclays Infrastructure Funds and Macquarie.

Charlotte holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the London Business School.

Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva

  • Senior Principal (London)

Thiago Silva is a member of the European Infrastructure team. He joined Ontario Teachers' in 2008 and has been sourcing, reviewing and negotiating investment opportunities in infrastructure and timberland on a global basis. Thiago has worked on the acquisition of Cubico Sustainable Investments, Weyburn Oil field and on the divestment of our timberland investment in Brazil. He currently sits on the board of Birmingham Airport.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Thiago worked in the private equity group at Brookfield Asset Management in Toronto which focused on real estate, infrastructure and timberland investments. Before that, he worked for nine years in asset management at Braskem in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Thiago holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the School of Industrial Engineering in Sao Paulo, Brazil and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He has completed the OTPP Private Investments Board of Directors Program at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

Jacob Nowack

Jacob Nowack

  • Principal (London)

Jacob Nowack joined Ontario Teachers' in 2013 and has been working in the London office since 2014 supporting the organization's Europe, Middle East and Africa Infrastructure Group. Since moving to London, he has been involved in a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Odfjell Terminals Europe, Westerleigh Group (crematoriums), Koole Terminals and Bristol Airport, along with the establishment of Runner Royalties LP. Jacob has also been involved in a number of major financing projects including the refinancing of Bristol Airport, Copenhagen Airports holding companies and Koole Terminals. Jacob currently represents Ontario Teachers' on the boards of Koole Terminals and Westerleigh Group.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Jacob worked in the Energy Investment Banking groups of Citigroup and TD Securities.

He holds an Honours in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Alexandra Ruecker

Alexandra Ruecker

  • Principal (London)

Alexandra joined Ontario Teachers' in 2016 and is a member of the London based EMEA Infrastructure team. She has been involved in a number of transactions, including the sale of High Speed 1 and the sale of minority interests in Ontario Teachers' stakes in Bristol and Birmingham Airport. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Alexandra was an Associate in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure Investment Banking team of UBS.

Alexandra holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration/General Management from the European Business School (Germany) and a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Stefano Ghezzi

Stefano Ghezzi

  • Investment Associate (London)

Stefano Ghezzi joined Ontario Teachers' in 2017, focusing on direct investments and management of infrastructure assets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Stefano worked in the infrastructure and energy group of Citigroup, in London.

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

David Demes

David Demes

  • Investment Analyst (London)

David Demes joined Ontario Teachers' in 2018 and is a member of the London based Europe, Middle East and Africa Infrastructure team. Prior to joining the organization, David worked in infrastructure private equity at PGGM and investment banking at Deutsche Bank.

David holds a Master's degree in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Charles University in Prague.

Nicusor Popescu

Nicusor Popescu

  • Investment Analyst (London)

Nicusor Popescu joined Ontario Teachers' Europe, Middle East and Africa Infrastructure team in 2018. Prior to joining the organization, he worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse, as a CFD engineer at McLaren Racing and as a PhD Researcher at Imperial College London.

Nicusor holds an MEng, Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London.