Committed to building global strategy and presenceTORONTO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Bjarne Graven Larsen, Chief Investment Office, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, today announced that Jo Taylor has been promoted into the new role of Senior Managing Director, International, effective January 1, 2017. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444574) Mr. Taylor, who joined Ontario Teachers' in 2012, is currently Regional Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa and is located in the London office, which he continues to head. In his new role he will have oversight responsibility for Ontario Teachers' international operations presence in London and Hong Kong. He will continue to report to Mr. Graven Larsen. Mr. Taylor will be an active member of the respective asset class underwriting committees for investments being considered in all regions. With the return from Hong Kong to Toronto in the New Year of current Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Nicole Musicco, who will head Public Equities, Mr. Taylor will be interim head of the Asia Pacific Region. He will lead the search now underway for the new Regional Managing Director, Hong Kong, who will report to him. Until that position is filled, Mr. Taylor will split his time between the London and Hong Kong offices. "Jo is uniquely qualified for this role," said Mr. Graven Larsen. "He has an innate understanding of relationship building and the global nature of today's investment environment. He has earned the respect of our partners around the world by delivering value, and is committed to building our global strategy and presence."