Dr. Marlene K. Puffer is a President & Chief Executive Officer at CN Investment Division.
Dr. Puffer was a Partner for the past four years at Toronto-based Alignvest, which runs private equity funds and hedge funds. Prior to that, her résumé includes stints as the Chief Investment Officer at the $3-billion Nav Canada pension plan.
She held executive roles at Pimco Canada Corp. and Legg Mason Investor Services LLC, and the investment banking arms of Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal.
She is also a Trustee at the $70-billion Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, better known as HOOPP.
She started her career as a Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Toronto.
She also holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Rochester.