Marlene Puffer

President and CEO, CN Investment Division at CN

Marlene Puffer was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the CN Investment Division, which manages one of the largest corporate pension funds in Canada, in March 2018. She has over 25 years of experience in investments, pensions and capital markets. She was previously the Chief Strategist at BCA Research, a global leader in independent macro investment strategy, the President and Founder of Twist Financial, an independent consulting firm, and the Chief Investment Officer at NAV CANADA Pension Plan. Marlene is former vice-chair of the Board of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. She earned a Ph.D. in Finance and Applied Statistics and a M.Sc. in Business Administration from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Economics from the University of Toronto. Marlene holds a CFA charter and the ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.


  • President and CEO, CN Investment Division

    Current role

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