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Paul Schneider

Paul Schneider

Job title
Director, Total Fund Management & Head of Corporate Governance
Current employer
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Paul started his corporate governance career in 2003 when he joined the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) as their first full-time employee and Director of Research. He helped launch CCGG and establish the organization as the leading and influential voice in Canadian corporate governance.
In 2010 he joined Ontario Teachers’ (Teachers’) to head their global governance initiatives across public equity assets. In his role, Paul leads Teachers’ global corporate governance initiatives, including advancing leading corporate governance policies and practices, developing and implementing Teachers’ proxy voting activities, and executing the Fund’s public company governance engagement program. He frequently interacts with regulatory bodies across markets to promote regulation that considers the interests of shareholders. Paul has also undertaken governance research, authoring thought pieces including a study on the use of discretionary compensation in executive pay.

With over twenty years’ experience in Corporate Governance, Paul’s is a leading voice in corporate governance globally. His expertise and insights are sought out as he is a frequent speaker on corporate governance issues at conferences, symposiums, and roundtables around the globe.

Paul represents Teachers’ interests across of number of global organizations, including the Investor Group of the 30% Club Canada, the Harvard Institutional Investor Forum Advisory Board, the Asian Corporate Governance Association Investor Advisory Group, the High Meadows Institute Leaders Forum and the CCGG Public Policy Committee. He has been a judge for the Governance Professionals of Canada Excellence in Governance Awards since its inauguration in 2013. He recently completed his term as a board member of the International Corporate Governance Network, serving as the Board’s Vice Chair and the Chair of the Accounting and Audit Committee. Paul also chaired the ICGN Toronto 2023 Conference Planning Committee.

Paul received his MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (with distinction) and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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