Paul Schneider

Country
Canada
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Job Title:
Head of Corporate Governance

Paul Schneider is the Head of Corporate Governance, Public Equities, Paul leads Ontario Teachers’ global corporate governance initiative, responsible for the development and application of the Fund’s proxy voting approach, the execution of the corporate engagement program and the interaction with regulatory bodies across markets to promote regulation that considers the interests of shareholders. Paul has worked with peers on a number of projects including improvements to the proxy voting system in Canada and creating thought leadership with respect to the use of discretionary compensation at Canadian and US public companies.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’ in 2010, Paul was Director of Research at the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, joining the organization in 2003 as its first full-time employee. Paul helped establish CCGG as an important and influential voice in Canadian corporate governance. Paul helped develop CCGG’s policies and guidelines on a wide range of governance-related issues including corporate governance practices, executive compensation and disclosure. He researched and published “Best Practices” documents which highlighted excellence in corporate governance and executive compensation disclosure practices among Canadian issuers. These publications elevated the quality of disclosure of Canadian issuers and led to the creation of CCGG’s Governance Gavel awards which continues to annually recognize excellence in disclosure practices of Canadian issuers.

Paul is a member of the Investor Group of the 30% Club, the Harvard Institutional Investor Forum Advisory Board, the CCGG Public Policy Committee, the Asian Corporate Governance Association Investor Advisory Group and Korean Working Group and the Toronto Stock Exchange Listing Advisory Committee. He has been a judge for the Governance Professionals of Canada Excellence in Governance Awards since 2013. He is a frequent speaker on corporate governance issues at events around the globe.

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.