Infrastructure - Europe, Middle East & Africa

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

  • Director (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

  • 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, Westerleigh 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 London Business School.

Kerron Lezama

  • Senior Principal

Kerron joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2021 and is a member of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Infrastructure team. Previously he spent over 14 years as an M&A and Corporate Finance adviser including 11 years in the Utilities & Infrastructure team at Evercore in London.

Kerron has a broad range of transaction experience including energy and transportation infrastructure, power generation and regulated utilities. Key infrastructure transactions include the sale of Energia Group (previously Viridian), sale of a minority stake in Thames Water, acquisition of Moto Hospitality and the sale of Solveig Gas Norway. Additionally, Kerron’s power sector experience includes the project financing of the Attarat Power Plant and the sale of Lynemouth Power.

Kerron holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from City University London.

Scott Kamins

  • Principal (London)

Scott Kamins joined Ontario Teachers' in 2014 and has been involved in a number of investments and initiatives in both infrastructure and natural resources. He previously worked in investment banking at Macquarie Capital where he was involved in M&A advisory and principal investing across the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Scott holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

David Demes

  • Investment Associate (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

  • Investment Associate (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.

Amanjol Zhangeldin

  • Associate

Amanjol Zhangeldin joined Ontario Teachers' in 2018 and is a member of the London based Europe, Middle East and Africa Infrastructure team. Prior to joining, Amanjol worked in investment banking at Scotia Capital and in equity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Amanjol holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.

 

Christophe Robach

  • Investment Analyst (London)

Christophe joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2019 and is a member of the EMEA Infrastructure team. Prior to Ontario Teachers’, he worked in investment banking at RBC.

Christophe holds a Master in Management from HEC Paris.

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