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Breakfast with Satish Rai of OMERS

Thursday, August 2nd 2018
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Toronto, ON

Breakfast with Satish Rai

Join WCM for breakfast on Thursday August 2nd at 7:30am, featuring Satish Rai, Global Chief Investment Officer, OMERS. 

Over three years (2015 to 2018), Satish increased the percentage of women on his leadership team from 0% to 33%, and increased the total representation of women in capital markets at OMERS from 13% to 29%

Over breakfast and with just 20 WCM members in the room, Satish will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion to him, how he achieved his successes of diversity at OMERS, and share some advice for mid-level women in their careers today.

Satish Rai

Global Chief Investment Officer, OMERS

Satish Rai is OMERS Chief Investment Officer. His mandate includes the overall global investment strategy, portfolio construction activities, and P&L accountability across all asset classes and geographies where OMERS invests.

A 30-year veteran of the investment sector, Satish joined OMERS in January 2015, and immediately focused on delivering a strengthened approach to capital markets investing, with the ultimate goal of bolstering long-term value for members.

Satish previously served as Chief Investment Officer at TD Asset Management (TDAM), overseeing $250 billion in assets; he was also Chair of the Committee of the Advancement of Visible Minorities in Leadership Roles, and a Diversity Leadership Council member. Believing strongly that distinct perspectives strengthen a workplace, Satish actively delivers on his commitment to diversity at OMERS through a differentiated approach to hiring, mentorship and investing.

Satish holds both a Bachelor of Mathematics (University of Waterloo) and a CFA. In 2002, he was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Industry Leaders Under 40, and in 2006 he received the Alumni Achievement Medal from Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics.

Satish serves on the Toronto Global and Capitalize for Kids Boards and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization/World Presidents’ Organization. He is a past member of the respective Boards of the University of Waterloo, Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and Women in Capital Markets.

What is your reaction to the fact that the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be chaired by a man?