Our Leadership Team
AIMCo offers a uniquely rewarding work environment and an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference to Albertans. We have attracted top professionals with global experience in investments, operations and risk management.
Chief Executive Officer
Evan Siddall joined AIMCo as Chief Executive Officer in July, 2021. Previously, Evan served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Under his leadership, CMHC transformed itself into a client-centered, innovative, impactful organization. Evan’s three decade career in finance also includes stints with leading investment banking firms in Toronto and New York and two years as a senior executive with Irving Oil Limited.
Evan has a B.A. in Management Economics from the University of Guelph, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and has completed Harvard Business School’s Presidents Program in Leadership.
He co-founded Growling Beaver Brevet, the largest single day fundraiser for Parkinson’s in Canada, which has raised nearly $2 million in five years. Evan is a dedicated cyclist, skier and a voracious reader. He has two adult children.
Chief Risk Officer
Suzanne Akers most recently served as Co-Head of Franklin Templeton's Investment Risk Management Group, responsible for FT Equity, Balanced, and Fixed Income strategies globally.
Since joining Franklin Templeton in 2002, Suzanne has held leadership positions in the separately managed accounts division, institutional sales and alternative strategies. Previously, she worked at Morgan Stanley, where she held risk, operations and technology roles in New York and London.
Ms. Akers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and an MBA from Stanford University where she was an Arjay Miller scholar. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and currently serves as Vice President for the Buy Side Risk Managers Forum of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of Private Investments
James Barber was appointed co-CIO, Head of Private Investments in 2022. He is responsible for AIMCo clients' real estate, infrastructure, private equity and private debt and loan investments.
Prior to this promotion, James served as Executive Vice President, Public Equities at AIMCo, responsible for internal and external management, research and trading for clients' global equities investments. James is a global investor with a strong client focus and experience. His previous roles include co-Founder and Managing Partner of AMP Investment Partners and Chief Investment Officer – Equities at Russell Investments.
He holds a Bachelor of Science, Statistics and Economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Master’s in Business Administration from University of Witwatersrand and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Chief Corporate Officer
Angela Fong has been with AIMCo since 2011. As Chief Corporate Officer, she leads a number of functions such as Human Resources, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Business Technology, Internal Communications and Procurement and Vendor Management.
Angela has more than 20 years of executive level experience within a variety of industries. She deeply enjoys being a part of “the build” within an organization, and has extensive experience working with business in developing the sustainable corporate infrastructure and programs necessary for long-term success.
Angela is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation and serves on the boards of Covenant Health as well as two other privately held Edmonton based organizations. She is also a volunteer with the University of Alberta Venture Mentoring Service, a program that cultivates strong and capable entrepreneurs through coaching and mentoring.
Chief Legal Officer
Rod Girard joined AIMCo in 2011 and leads both the Legal Services and Compliance groups. Rod holds a BA (1992) from the University of Alberta, an MA (1994) from McMaster University, an LL.B (1997) from the University of Toronto, an LL.M (2007) from York University, and an MBA (2011) from Queen’s University/Cornell University.
He is a CPA-CMA and also holds the IC.D designation. Rod was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1999 and Alberta in 2001.
Head, Infrastructure, Renewables & Sustainable Investing
Ben Hawkins leads the team of investment professionals responsible for a global portfolio of Infrastructure and Renewable Resources investments. Ben also currently serves on the board of directors for AES Clean Energy, having previously served on the boards of London City Airport, Puget Sound Energy, Grupo SAESA, Mosaic Forest Corp and Autopista Central. Ben joined AIMCo in 2007 as a Portfolio Manager with a focus on strengthening the direct investment capabilities for the asset class. Since becoming part of the infrastructure team, Ben has held progressively more senior positions resulting in him becoming head of the group in 2014. Ben’s previous experience includes the utility sector where he worked in several commercial roles developing and acquiring infrastructure assets across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that, Ben worked for an advisory firm providing private capital solutions as well as developing and refining business strategy. Ben holds both an MBA and Undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta and is a CFA Charterholder.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Langill is AIMCo’s Chief Financial Officer. Paul joined AIMCo in 2020 from TD Bank Financial Group in Toronto where he was the Special Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TD Securities. Previously, Paul was the Executive Vice President of TD Bank Group, Chief Operating Officer of TD Securities, Senior Vice President, Trading Risk, Risk Management, CFO of TD Securities, and held senior positions within TD’s Treasury & Balance Sheet Management group.
Prior to his career with TD Bank Group, Paul was a partner in Ernst & Young’s Capital Markets Practice.
Paul holds a master of accounting and a bachelor of arts from the University of Waterloo and is a CPA, CA.
co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of Public Investments
Sandra Lau was named co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of Public Investments in 2022. She is charged with overseeing fixed income, mortgages and public equities investments on behalf of AIMCo clients.
Prior to this role, Sandra was Executive Vice President, Fixed Income, leading a team of investment professionals responsible for managing fixed income, private placement, private mortgages and private debt and loan assets.
Since joining AIMCo in 1999, she has held progressively more senior positions.
Sandra holds a B.Comm and an MA in Economics and Finance from the University of Alberta, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She is the Co-Founder of Edmonton Women in Finance, and a member of Bank of Canada Canadian Fixed Income Forum. Sandra sits on the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate
Paul Mouchakkaa most recently served as Managing Partner, Head of Canada with BentallGreenOak, a position he held since June 2020. With BentallGreenOak, Paul led the Canadian Investment Management team which is responsible for a $25 billion diversified real estate portfolio made on behalf of 140 Canadian and global investors.
Previously, Paul served as Managing Investment Director and Head of Real Assets for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), a role he held since 2015. At CalPERS, he had responsibility and authority for CalPERS’ $62 billion real asset portfolio; which includes nearly $53 billion in top tier commercial real estate assets and $8 billion in infrastructure assets located across the U.S., as well as in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Prior to his role at CalPERS, Paul was Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Research and Strategy for Morgan Stanley from 2011-2015.
Paul is a Canadian citizen, born in Ottawa and has worked in Toronto, Old Greenwich, Connecticut, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. He is an Honours Economics graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa and holds an MBA majoring in Finance from the University of Oregon.
Chief Fiduciary Management Officer
Amit Prakash joined AIMCo in 2020 as its first Chief Investment Strategy Officer with a subsequent title change to Chief Fiduciary Management Officer, reflecting an expanded role in serving the needs of clients. Amit was formerly Managing Director, Multi Asset Solutions, Canada at BMO Global Asset Management in Toronto. Prior to this role, Amit was Managing Director, Global Exchange Traded Funds and Alternative Investments and was also responsible for establishing and leading BMO Global Asset Management’s Asia business based out of Hong Kong. His career spans portfolio management, investment and product strategy and trading roles with top global investment management firms such as BlackRock in Singapore and London, Barclays Global Investors in Toronto and Wells Fargo Nikko Advisors in San Francisco. Amit holds an MBA from Tulane University, a master of economics and bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Delhi and is a CFA charterholder. He is on the board of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG).
Head, Private Equity and International
Peter Teti leads a team of experienced professionals responsible for Private Equity andRelationship Investments. Peter joined AIMCo in 2012.
Peter has 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Peter has led the Private Equity group since he joined and is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to AIMCo, Peter was a Managing Director of Rothschild Canada advising organizations on mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and restructurings. Prior to Rothschild, Peter spent eight years in London in the investment banking industry advising companies on cross-border M&A.
Peter holds a BCom (Honours) from Queen’s University, CPA, CA and ICD.D designations.
Delivering for our Clients
We will gain and maintain our clients' trust by fostering a high-performing, client-first culture, offering great service and generating superior, risk-adjusted net returns.