Ontario Teachers’ Singapore office opened in 2020, expanding our capabilities across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Total investments in APAC were approximately $16 billion at the end of 2020.
The Singapore office currently includes teams from Equities – primarily focusing on investments across India, Australia-New Zealand (ANZ), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – and Infrastructure and Natural Resources, which covers all of the APAC region. The office works in collaboration with colleagues in Toronto and Hong Kong, as well as local partners, to identify opportunities, build strategic relationships, and deliver on a wide range of investment deals and transactions.
Wherever we operate, Ontario Teachers' is built to move quickly and decisively on investment and partnership opportunities. Our global offices are able to combine exceptional local insight and relationships with the full range of Ontario Teachers’ expertise and resources.
- Senior Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Ben leads investment activities in the Asia-Pacific region for Ontario Teachers'. He has almost three decades of international experience in public and private equities, investment banking and accounting.
Ben joins Ontario Teachers' from Khazanah Nasional Berhad where he spent 12 years in progressively senior roles. He was most recently Co-Head of Investments and led investment activities in China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Ben's investment experience covers a broad range of industries and sectors that have been representative of the growth trajectory of the relevant markets.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Chartered Accountant. Ben has also completed the Global Leadership Development Program at the International Centre For Leadership In Finance.
- 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.