(5 September 2022, London) – OMERS Infrastructure today announced that it has appointed Irini Kalamakis to the role of Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships. Irini will join OMERS Infrastructure’s global Management Committee and report directly to Annesley Wallace, Global Head of Infrastructure. Irini will be based in London and grow her team globally.
OMERS Infrastructure’s third-party capital program – known as the Strategic Partnership Program (“SPP”) – offers like-minded, long-term institutional investors access to OMERS Infrastructure's investment platform and global team. SPP currently has 15 partners in the program, with approximately C$8 billion of capital invested in 10 (out of 32) OMERS Infrastructure assets around the world.
Annesley Wallace, Executive Vice President and Global Head of OMERS Infrastructure, said: “We are thrilled Irini has joined the team. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will allow us to further grow the third-party capital program. The Strategic Partnership Program is an important part of our global strategy and will significantly contribute to our ambitions to double our AUM in 5 years and increase OMERS allocation to infrastructure to 25% in that same timeframe.”
Irini Kalamakis, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, OMERS Infrastructure, said: “I am delighted to join OMERS Infrastructure today. The team has an excellent reputation for combining a long-term perspective with a relentless focus on value creation – qualities that our strategic partners value. I look forward to working with the team to further expand our platform to include additional more like-minded, forward-thinking partners around the world.”
Irini joins OMERS Infrastructure from IFM Investors in London, where she was Head of EMEA for the Global Relationship Group and Global Head of Investor Relations. Prior to IFM, she held senior roles at Hastings Funds Management, and was a Corporate Attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in London and New York.
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About OMERS Infrastructure
OMERS Infrastructure manages investments globally in infrastructure on behalf of OMERS, a defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in the Province of Ontario, Canada, and third-party investors through its Strategic Partnership Program. OMERS Infrastructure currently has approximately C$32 billion in assets under management and over 30 investments, principally in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and across sectors including energy, digital services, transportation and government-regulated services. OMERS Infrastructure has employees in Toronto, New York, the U.K., Continental Europe (including Amsterdam, NL), Asia and Australia. More information: www.omersinfrastructure.com.
Irini Kalamakis biography
Irini is Senior Managing Director for OMERS Infrastructure’s global third-party capital program, SPP. She joined OMERS Infrastructure in September 2022 and is based in London.
Most recently, Irini was with IFM Investors as the Head of EMEA for the Global Relationship Group, where she drove the Investor Relations and Business Development outcomes for the UK, Europe and the Middle East. She also served as the Global Head of Investor Relations. She was a member of the Global Management Team and the inaugural Chair and member of the European Executive Committee.
Irini joined IFM from Hastings Funds Management, where she initially led the development and execution of the global debt capital raising strategy. She was later appointed to the newly created role of Head of Product Development across all asset classes.
Prior to Hastings, Irini was a senior Corporate Associate in the New York and London offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she advised global PE clients on private and public M&A transactions.
Irini holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University (magna cum laude), Master of Studies from the University of Oxford (distinction) and Juris Doctor from George Washington University (cum laude).