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University Pension Plan Names President and CEO

The Board of Trustees of the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Barbara Zvan as the inaugural President and CEO of the UPP.

Barbara is uniquely qualified for this role, bringing 25 years of experience in pension administration and member services, plan design, investment strategies, and risk management. She is recognized as a world leader in responsible and sustainable investment. Most recently, Barbara was the Chief Risk and Strategy Officer for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

The Board of Trustees is looking forward to working with Barbara as our inaugural President and CEO, as we prepare for July 1, 2021 when, conditional on regulatory approvals, the UPP will be fully operational.

You can read the news release and more about Barbara on the UPP website.

The UPP is the jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) designed to enhance the long-term sustainability of your pension. It will over time serve other Ontario universities who wish to join, with the support of their pension plan members. Conditional on regulatory approvals, on July 1, 2021, your pension plan will transition to the UPP and will no longer be solely sponsored by your employer; it will be jointly sponsored by the unions and faculty associations representing plan members and by the three founding universities. I would also invite you to visit the UPP website for more information about the UPP and register to keep up to date.



Gale Rubenstein
Chair, University Pension Plan Board of Trustees