The Public Employees Pension Board (PEPB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Martel as Chair of the PEPB as of May 1, 2020. Louis is originally from Quebec where he completed a Bachelor of Science from Laval University. He has over 25 years of experience in the pension industry as both a consultant and actuary, the majority of which was acquired in Saskatchewan.
Louis is the former Managing Director and Chief Client Strategist for TD Greystone Managed Investments Inc., and sat on the Board for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. He has enjoyed a successful career in Saskatchewan since arriving in the 1980’s as an actuary, at a time when the pension industry was just beginning to develop. Louis attributes his success to the opportunities he has had in his career and asserts that “success is not just building financial security or having enough savings for retirement; it is also about the people you meet and the businesses relationships and friendships you develop throughout your career”.
Chairing the PEPB is something Louis is excited about as it allows him to continue his passion for helping people gain retirement and financial literacy. He looks forward to applying the knowledge he has gleaned in his 25 years in the pension industry, as well as learning about the Public Employees Pension Plan (PEPP) and what makes it such a successful plan. His focus as Chair is to work with the Board members as they share the responsibility of ensuring the long-term viability of PEPP.
Louis believes the most important thing for a pension plan is to meet the needs of its members, in the most efficient way possible, to assist them in one of their biggest financial decisions – retirement. Louis is eager to be a part of leading PEPP through some exciting new initiatives in 2020, such as the introduction of PLANet, PEPP's online pension administration system for members and employers – and the development of PEPP's private markets program.
The Board sincerely welcomes Louis and is honoured to have his strong and committed leadership guide them in the coming years.