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 joined AIMCo in April 2022 and oversees the Investment Risk and Enterprise Risk functions. She also serves as Chief Compliance Officer.
Prior to joining AIMCo, Ms. 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.
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 and is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Chief Corporate Officer
Angela Fong, ICD.D, has been with AIMCo since 2011. As Chief Corporate Officer, her executive oversight includes Corporate Strategy & Planning, Corporate Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Government Relations, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Program Delivery and Business Services.Prior to joining AIMCo, Angela held executive level positions within a variety of industries including engineering and geomatics, insurance adjusting and airport management. Angela also has extensive experience in human resources, strategic planning, corporate governance and executive leadership transitions. Angela is an active board member, currently on the boards of Covenant Health (Governance Chair) as well as three other privately held organizations.
Angela is a business mentor for the University of Alberta Mentoring Services, supporting new business entrepreneurs though their growth journey and to help navigate challenges. Angela is an active business mentor to a number of individuals within the business community.
Chief Legal Officer
Rod Girard joined AIMCo in 2011 and leads the Legal Services group. 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.
Executive Managing Director, Head of 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.
Advisor to the Chief Investment Officer
Sandra Lau joined AIMCo in 1999 and has served clients in a number of roles including co-Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President, Fixed Income.
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.
Chief Technology Officer
Denise leads AIMCo’s Business Technology (BT) team to leverage the technology infrastructure of the organization to invest on behalf of our clients more efficiently. She most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at ATB Financial where she was responsible for leading the Technology, Innovation and Engineering team that was accountable for the digitization and modernization of ATB’s core technologies, along with innovation under ATB Ventures. Ms. Man believes in investing in people and is focused on client centricity, engineering excellence and building trusted interactions that unleash limitless possibilities for Albertans.
With an enthusiasm for technology and innovation, Ms. Man has worked on artificial intelligence research, the development of the 64-bit Itanium microprocessor, intellectual property licensing, and transformations in delivery and operational capacities. Denise is the proud owner of seven patents and several publications with the US Patent Office. She is a member of the Mount Royal University Board of Governors and the Board of Directors for the National Music Centre. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Tua Financial Technologies. She serves as a coach and mentor to others interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) and is committed to people, inclusion, and a safe and healthy workplace.
Executive 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 Human Resources Officer
Krista leads AIMCo’s Human Resources team, responsible for guiding all aspects of the organization’s People and Talent strategy, in addition to overseeing its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy.
Krista has over 20 years of human resources experience across multiple industries including finance, energy and client services. Prior to joining AIMCo, she held the role of Vice-President of Human Resources at Cenovus Energy, responsible for the team that delivered the Cenovus Human Resources strategy, including the people and culture integration of Cenovus and Husky Energy following the two firms’ merger in 2021.
Krista is passionate about developing talent organizations that are focused on client service, represent a diverse approach to innovation and excellence and have a strong culture of inclusion and trust. She has led global Human Resources teams in multiple companies with headquarters in Canada, the Cayman Islands and Australia.
Deeply committed to investing in people, Krista is a member of the Board of Directors for Hospice Calgary and serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a coach and mentor for young professionals in the Human Resources practice.
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).
Dr. Marlene Puffer
Chief Investment Officer
Dr. Marlene Puffer is AIMCo’s Chief Investment Officer. She joined AIMCo in 2023, and is responsible for Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Equity and Private Debt and Loan, Fixed Income, Private Mortgages, Economics and Fund Strategy and Public Equities — addressing clients' needs for both liquid and illiquid investments.
Marlene has an excellent investment track record and a wealth of experience in traditional and alternative investments, capital markets, and pension governance. She has held CEO, senior roles and board positions at major Canadian pension funds and investment dealers. Most recently, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer at CN Investment Division, accountable for all aspects of the investment management and organizational oversight of the CN Pension Trust Funds.
She is the former vice-chair of the Board of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and past president of Women in Capital Markets. Marlene is a CFA charterholder and received her Ph.D. in Finance and Statistics from the Simon Business School, University of Rochester.
Senior Executive Managing Director, Head of International Investment
David Scudellari joined AIMCo in 2023 as Senior Executive Managing Director, Head of International Investment, reporting to the CEO.
David has more than 30 years of leveraged finance and capital markets experience across North America. Most recently, at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), he was Global Head of Credit Investments and Private Equity. Prior to joining PSP Investments, he held leadership roles at Barclays and Goldman, Sachs & Co., including as Global Head of Finance and Risk – Canada for Barclays in New York. He also spent two years in Calgary, where he served both as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for North West Upgrading Inc., and as a Board member at Teine Energy.
David holds a Master of Business Administration from Pace University – Lubin School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Executive Managing Director, Head of 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.