Barb Zvan

Barb Zvan

Chief Risk and Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Ms. Zvan joined Ontario Teachers’ in 1995 as an assistant portfolio manager and has risen to positions of increasing authority. As Chief Risk & Strategy Officer, she leads the Strategy & Risk team in supporting the Plan Sponsors in plan design decisions and the Board in determining the appropriate benchmarks and risk appetite.  Ms. Zvan and her team provide input and risk insights to the Investing teams and create an effective risk management framework to underpin it.  In addition, Ms. Zvan drives the responsible investing and climate change risk management and strategy for the Fund and directs the Enterprise and Operational Risk Management approach for the organization.

Ms. Zvan is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and holds an M.Math from the University of Waterloo. She is the Chair of the International Centre of Pension Management (ICPM) and serves on the boards of Cadillac Fairview, Global Risk Institute and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.

She was honoured as one of Canada’s 2008 Top 40 Under 40.



Sessions with this Speaker

Why Sustainable Finance is Canada’s Biggest Opportunity

  • Mobilizing Capital
GLOBE 2020 is rich in discussions around emerging innovations, technologies and practices that will help shift Canada, and the world, to a low-carbon future. Yet unresolved questions surround the financing of this meaningful transition. A push is forthcoming to close the S90 trillion global infrastructure gap and position Canada to unlock funds. This engaging discussion […]

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Bruce Lourie President, Ivey Foundation
Guy Cormier President and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group
Barb Zvan Chief Risk and Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan