Director, Greater China Public Affairs

CPP Investment Board (Hong Kong, Hong Kong) 7 days ago

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

The Director, Greater China Public Affairs is responsible for continuously updating and executing a comprehensive public affairs relationship management program focused on the central government in Mainland China. The role reports directly into the Managing Director, Head of Global Public Affairs based in Toronto, with a dotted line to the Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific. The successful candidate will oversee a team of three individuals – a manager, an analyst, and an administrative assistant who functions as a shared resource.

The Director will provide expert advice and counsel on policy analysis and public positioning in support of the Public Affairs & Communications (PAC) department’s objectives, including continuing to build awareness and understanding of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in order to facilitate investment objectives.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with a broad understanding of public policy and governmental affairs, combined with deep knowledge of the financial industry.

This position will be based in Beijing over the long term, while it will be helpful for the individual to spend significant time in our Hong Kong office at the outset.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining a comprehensive relationship management program focused on the central Chinese government in Beijing; setting engagement priorities
  • Ensuring a local market risk monitoring program – geo-political, legislative, regulatory pipeline – related to policies with the potential to impact CPP Investments’ investment objectives
  • Managing all elements related to local market advocacy initiatives, including proactive education, transaction-specific approvals, and specific advocacy initiatives linked to opportunities and impediments to the business
  • Partnering with CPP Investments’ technical experts (Tax, Legal, Investment Departments) as appropriate
  • Developing briefing materials for relevant meetings attended by the organization’s senior leaders


  • 7- 10+ years experience in a related senior role within public/private sector organizations with meaningful experience living and working in Beijing and navigating central Chinese government
  • Reads, writes and speaks fluent Mandarin as well as English
  • Strong grasp of the financial sector
  • Possesses a track record of providing leadership in tackling government relations, legal, public and regulatory public affairs issues to achieve business objectives, with proven experience working in Asia, and specifically in Mainland China
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand the issues facing the organization and the industry in which it operates and be an effective problem solving partner with investment/functional heads and senior executives
  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, flexible, adaptable and able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Possesses excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • A track record of successful outcomes, which demonstrates tenacity, creativity and discipline
  • Strong relationship-building and influencing skills
  • Openness to travel
  • Exemplifies our Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

Director, Greater China Public Affairs

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