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
Kevin Uebelein joined AIMCo as Chief Executive Officer in January 2015. Prior to this, Kevin was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pyramis Global Advisors, the institutionally-focused asset management unit of Fidelity Investments, holding assets in excess of USD 200 billion. He was also the Global Head of Investment Solutions at Fidelity Investments and held a variety of positions with Prudential Financial Inc., including Head of Alternative Investments, and culminating as Chief Investment Officer for International operations.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Harding University, and an MBA from Rice University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds the ICD Director designation. Kevin is on the board of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) and is the Chairman of The AIMCo Foundation, which supports financial education.
Micheal Dal Bello
Senior Vice President, Real Estate
Micheal leads the team of investment professionals responsible for managing direct and indirect real estate investments with a global mandate. Micheal holds an MA and HBA (Urban Geography) from the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA Charterholder.
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, Procurement and Vendor Management, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Internal Communications and Business Technology.
Angela has more than 15 years of executive-level experience within a variety of industries. She enjoys being a part of “the build” within an organization and has extensive experience working with businesses in developing the sustainable corporate infrastructure and programs necessary for long-term success.
Angela serves on the Board of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (past chair), Covenant Foundation Board, ONEC Group and is an advising board member for Allwest Furnishings. She is also a volunteer with the University of Alberta Venture Mentoring Service, a program that cultivates strong and capable entrepreneurs through coaching.
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.
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure & Renewable Resources
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 Grupo SAESA, having previously served on the boards of London City Airport, Puget Sound Energy, 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 US 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.
Executive Vice President, Fixed Income
Sandra Lau leads a team of investment professionals responsible for managing fixed income, private placement, private mortgages and private debt and loan assets on behalf of AIMCo clients.
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.
Chief Investment Officer
As Chief Investment Officer, Dale is responsible for ensuring the assets under management entrusted to AIMCo by its clients are invested strategically and align with their respective investment policies to produce sustainable, long-term investment performance. He is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Management Investment Committee and the Tactical Asset Allocation Committee.
Dale holds a B.Comm from Concordia University (1980), an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and is a CFA Charterholder.
A career highlight has been assisting in the transition and growth of AIMCo from a department of the Alberta Government into a world-class asset manager that Albertans can be proud of.
Chief Client and Stakeholder Relations Officer
Mark Prefontaine joined AIMCo in 2016 after working for the government of Alberta as a Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and as Assistant Deputy Minister (including the roles of Superintendent of Pensions, Superintendent of Insurance and Superintendent of Financial Institutions).
Mark has worked in finance for more than 20 years, in both the public and private sectors. Prior to that, he was an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Mark has an undergraduate degree in Honours Economics and Commerce from the Royal Military College of Canada and his MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Royal Roads University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an ICD.D.
Executive Vice President, Public Equities
Peter Pontikes leads a team of investment professionals responsible for the internal and external management, research and trading of global equity and hedge fund investments.
Peter has more than 30 years of investment management experience. Prior to joining AIMCo in 2005, he was Vice President at Structured Capital Inc. of Toronto, where he was responsible for research and management of quantitative Canadian equity and global long/short strategies. From 1994 to 2001 Peter was a Principal with Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco and Toronto, serving as the portfolio manager for a range of Canadian, U.S. and international index and quantitative active strategies. Peter began his career as a Portfolio Analyst in the Investment Management Division of Alberta Treasury where he was responsible for asset allocation, performance measurement and a range of special projects of a quantitative nature.
Peter is a member of the Investment Committees of the Edmonton Community Foundation and the University of Alberta.
Peter earned a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta and is a CFA Charterholder.
Senior Vice President, Private Equity and Relationship Investing
Peter leads the team of investment professionals responsible for Private Equity and Relationship Investments. Peter holds a B.Comm (Honours) from Queen’s University, the CA, CPA designation as well as ICD.D.
Remco van Eeuwijk
Chief Risk Officer
Remco Van Eeuwijk joined AIMCo in 2016 following his time as a Managing Director at MN, the Dutch fiduciary manager responsible for managing assets for Dutch and British pension funds.
During his 20-year career in investment and risk management, Remco has held various roles, including Global Head of Risk & Performance at ABN Amro Asset Management in London, Managing Director EMEA for the Analytics division of Wilshire Associates in London and European Head of Risk & Performance at ING Investment Management in The Hague.
Remco is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Ph.D. Candidacy and MA in Economics from the University of Michigan and a BA (Honours) in Economics from the University of Alberta.
Chief Compliance Officer
Colleen leads the Compliance team. She joined AIMCo in 2016 and holds a B. Comm. (1991) and an LL. B. (1994) from the University of Alberta and an LL. M. (2003) in securities law from York University. Colleen is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.