July 31, 2014
TORONTO – Jeff Davis has been appointed General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'), effective immediately.
Mr. Davis joined Teachers' in 2004 and was promoted to Vice-President and Associate General Counsel in 2010. He has been acting in the role of General Counsel since June.
In his new role, Mr. Davis is responsible for the Legal team, as well as Compliance, Corporate Communications, Government and Public Affairs, and Plan Policy.
"Jeff is highly regarded for his skills and knowledge, and especially for his natural sense of partnership", said Ron Mock, Teachers' President and CEO.
"He has worked closely with regulatory authorities in Canada, the U.S. and internationally and has led the legal team in countless transactions globally. Jeff was instrumental in establishing our Hong Kong office last year, having obtained our securities licenses and registrations in China and Hong Kong. His securities knowledge is second to none."
Mr. Davis said, "The pension industry is at a true nexus. We really are the new fifth pillar in the financial services industry. Given the massive change the industry is undergoing, the global nature of transactions, increased regulatory measures and, of course, the demographic reality, I cannot imagine a more exciting time to be assuming this role."
Mr. Davis has more than 17 years of legal experience, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Before joining Teachers', he was Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, at InsLogic Corp., and a Corporate Associate at Torys LLP. In 2009, Mr. Davis was named one of Lexpert's Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40, and a finalist in the Dealmaking category of the Canadian General Counsel Awards.
Mr. Davis earned an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School and a BA from the University of Western Ontario.
With $140.8 billion of assets as of December 31, 2013, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. It is an independent organization responsible for investing the fund and administering the pensions of Ontario's 307,000 active and retired teachers. For more information, visit www.otpp.com. Follow us on Twitter @OtppInfo.