Mark Machin

Mark Machin is an English-Canadian businessman and financial executive. He was the President and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), one of the largest pension funds in the world. He is also known for his involvement in various organizations and his contributions to the financial industry.

Early life

Mark Machin was born on January 1, 1966, in London, England. Born in England, he has spent a lot of his life and career outside of the country. He has spent over 22 years in Asia and lived in different cities, including Beijing and Hong Kong before moving to Canada.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University, as well as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Cambridge University in 1990.

From there, he went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. After graduation, he worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs in London, England. Machin was transferred to the Goldman-Sachs’ new Hong Kong office where he worked for 20 years focusing on Investment Banking in Asian markets. In 2012, Machin left Goldman-Sachs to become Senior Managing Director and President of CPP Investment Board Asia Inc.

In June 2016, he was appointed CEO of the CPP Investment Board. He is also a board director of FCLTGlobal, a think tank established by CPPIB in 2016. Through his leadership, CPP Investment Board has grown its net assets to north of $400 billion CAD.

Married to his wife, Melissa Mowbray-d’Arbela since 1999, he also shares two children with her. Melissa is Australian and fills in as an overseeing head to a huge private value firm, making her wealthy and successful in her own right.
The family moved from Hong Kong to Toronto as part of his position as president and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

He once owned the Integral House, which was built by the late mathematician James Stewart.


Machin began his career in the financial industry in 1986, working as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. He held various senior positions at Goldman Sachs over the years, including Head of Asia Ex-Japan Equities and Head of Asia for the Investment Banking Division. He later joined Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm, as a Managing Director and Partner.

After making his mark in the financial world, Machin began to indulge his passion for international markets and seized an opportunity to move abroad. In 1991, he accepted a prestigious analyst position with Goldman-Sachs’ London office before jetting off all the way eastwards to Hong Kong, where he would work for two decades focusing on Capital Markets and Investment Banking in Asia – becoming even more impressive as their Head of Investment Banking across six years.

However, in 2012, Machin was appointed as the President and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), one of the largest pension funds in the world. Under his leadership, the CPPIB has grown to become a major player in the global investment industry, with a diversified portfolio and a focus on long-term investments.
In addition to his work at CPPIB, Mark is also a member of the International Advisory Council for Mubadala Investment Company in Abu Dhab,i and serves as a Trustee for The Royal Ontario Museum Foundation.

Mark is highly respected within the financial community for his business acumen and strategic vision. He has won numerous awards throughout his career including being named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year by Canadian Business Magazine three times (2017-2019) and receiving an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University in 2019.
He left his position with the CPPIB in 2021, after only five years.

Currently, he’s a non-executive director for Serendipity Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital group. He also sits on the Board of the Atlantic Council and is a member of the 30% Club of Canada, with a mission to achieve at least 30% representation of women on all boards and C-suites globally.

He is a committed advocate for inclusion and diversity in business and society. He is committed to advancing the benefits of gender equality through a public, measured commitment to change. One way he has done this was through a 50/50 ratio of women to men in the hiring process. He also focused on the development, training, retention, and promotion of women in the organization. In addition, he worked to hold leadership teams accountable for gender parity, diversity and inclusion.

Net Worth

Estimated around $20 million USD. Due to potential stocks and investments, his exact net worth may not be fully known.


In addition to being a well-educated man, Mark also has received many achievements for his work. Here are some notable ones:

  • Mark Machin is the President and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), one of the largest pension funds in the world.
  • He has significant experience in the financial industry and has held various senior positions in investment banking and private equity.
  • He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Pension Management, the Asia Business Council and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
  • He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Social Profile

Mark Machin is especially active on Twitter where he shares about his life experiences, as well as business ventures and other interests. He also has a LinkedIn professional profile but does not seem to have a public profile on Facebook or Instagram.

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  • Twitter: @markmachincppib
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