Irini Kalamakis, an executive director and head of EMEA global relationship at IFM Investors, has joined OMERS Infrastructure to help drive expand the firm’s global third-party capital programme.

OMERS Infrastructure said Kalamakis has been appointed senior managing director and global head of the strategic partnerships programme.

Based in London, Kalamakis will join OMERS Infrastructure’s global management committee and report to Annesley Wallace, the global head of infrastructure.

Kalamakis 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 joining IFM Investors in late 2017, she held senior roles at Hastings Funds Management, and was a corporate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in London and New York.

Wallace 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 programme.”

Wallace said the strategic partnership programme is an important part of the firm’s global strategy and will significantly contribute to its ambitions to double its assets under management in 5 years and “increase OMERS allocation to infrastructure to 25% in that same timeframe”.

Kalamakis 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.”

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