Full Name
Dawn Jia
Job Title
President & Chief Executive Officer
UBC Investment Management
Speaker Bio
As President and CEO of UBC Investment Management, Dawn is responsible for the overall investment activities and monitoring of the funds we manage. She also oversees UBC Investment Management operations and provides strategic and operating objectives to the organization. Prior to joining UBC Investment Management, Dawn was a Senior Portfolio Manager at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). At CPPIB, Dawn and her team were responsible for ensuring that the total portfolio delivered on its overall mandate, by rebalancing it to the desired systematic exposures.

Before Dawn joined CPPIB in 2013, she was Vice President and Head of Active Equity for North America at State Street Global Advisors. Previously, she was an equity portfolio manager at Barclays Global Investors and a quantitative strategist at CIBC World Markets.

Dawn is a Board member of Vancouver Foundation and chairs the Investment Committee. She also serves on the Board of Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG). Dawn is a founding member of the Advisory Board of Western University’s Master of Financial Economics program and served on the Investment Committee of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). Dawn received her MBA from the Ivey Business School and an MS in Engineering from Tianjin University in China. She is also a CFA charterholder.
Dawn Jia