Fengate Real Asset Investments (Fengate) has announced that Michael Boychuk has been appointed chair of Fengate’s advisory board, replacing David McFadden who is stepping down as chair after serving twelve years. Mr. Boychuk has been an advisory board member since 2014, closely supporting Fengate’s international growth and strategic initiatives, and the firm’s investment objectives.
“We are honoured Michael is stepping into this important role with Fengate’s continued global expansion as a leading real asset manager,” said Lou Serafini Jr., Fengate’s president and chief executive officer. “With his extensive experience in private sector pension plans and capital markets, as well as strategic relationships across key industries, Michael provides invaluable insights and guidance for our infrastructure team and for our firm.”
Mr. Boychuk was president of Bimcor Inc., one of Canada’s largest private sector pension plan managers, until 2015. He serves as a director of a number of public and private companies. He is a governor of McGill University, chair of the University’s audit committee, chair of the University’s pension investment committee, as well as a member of the international advisory board of the Faculty of Management of McGill University. Mr. Boychuk is a previous recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for outstanding public and community service.
Mr. Boychuk is replacing previous chair David McFadden. Mr. McFadden was appointed chair of Fengate’s infrastructure advisory board in April 2005.
“David’s loyalty to investors, from strong rates of return to high standards with governance and reporting, has enabled Fengate to achieve long-lasting relationships with its stakeholders,” said Serafini. “It is with deep gratitude that we wish him all the best as he takes on new responsibilities.”