Jacques Demers was appointed to the Board of Governors on September 1, 2015. He serves as Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. He is also Chair of the Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
Mr. Demers is Managing Partner of AGAWA Partners Inc. and its asset management subsidiary, AGAWA Fund Management Inc. Prior to co-founding AGAWA, Jacques was President and CEO of OMERS Strategic Investments. He has more than 38 years of experience in the fields of investment, law and pensions, both domestically and internationally. He presently serves as a member of the Japan-Canada Chambers Council and several other corporate and advisory boards, including the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. He is a recognized and frequent speaker, and advisor, on institutional investment matters globally.
Following studies in economics, history and philosophy (McGill University), Jacques studied law at Université Laval. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec, The Law Society of Upper Canada and The Canadian Bar Association.