Andrew Edgell was named senior managing director and global head of credit investments at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, said spokesman Steve McCool.
Mr. Edgell replaces John Graham, who was named CEO of the C$475.7 billion ($386.9 billion) pension fund's board in February following the resignation of Mark Machin.
Mr. Machin resigned following his decision to be vaccinated against COVID-19 while on a personal trip to the United Arab Emirates.
Mr. Edgell, who joins CPPIB's senior management team and reports to Mr. Graham, was previously managing director, head of Americas structured credit and financials. Mr. McCool said the board is working to fill that position and will expect an appointment shortly.