Investment Management Corp. of Ontario (IMCO) announced Wednesday that it has appointed a new senior managing director, public equities and credit.

Christian Hensley, a former executive with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), will assume the role effective April 9.

Most recently, Hensley was managing director and head of relationship investments at CPPIB. Previously, he worked in the private equity and growth capital industry at Charterhouse Group and Planier Capital, both based in New York. Hensley holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Christian brings deep experience across the investing spectrum, including oversight for active mandates and nurturing shareholder value through relationship investing,” Jean Michel, IMCO’s chief investment officer, said in a statement. “His focus on enabling essential partnerships, creating long-term value in our public equity portfolios, building the credit portfolio and sourcing new opportunities will help to meet our clients’ investing goals.”

Hensley will report to Michel and be based in IMCO’s Toronto office.