Rosenzweig & Company Inc. is fortunate to benefit from the insight
and wisdom of an expert Advisory Board comprised of highly respected members
of virtually all sectors of the business and impact community.
Jacques Demers, Chairman & Managing Partner, AGAWA Partners Inc. and its asset management subsidiary, AGAWA Fund Management Inc. brings to AGAWA almost forty years of experience in investment, law and pensions, both in Canada and globally.
Lawyer, since 1977, he co-founded and led one of Canada’s most respected business law firms (now integrated within Norton Rose Fulbright) and pioneered a number of “first of-a-kind” corporate and project financings and infrastructure-related investments (eg. first airport, courthouse, hospital and toll highway PPPs; Canada’s diamond projects and environmental agreements with developers, First Nations and governments; infrastructure related privatizations and PPPs in developing markets).
Private investor, since 1987, (initial investor in Cashway, Porter Airlines, and others), he served, between 2008-2015, as a member of OMERS Senior Executive Leadership and President & CEO of the OMERS fund’s strategic investment division, OMERS Strategic Investments, where he managed $3B of investments for OMERS and $500M for its investment partners (including infrastructure assets and related operating businesses) and led a number of innovative, strategic investment initiatives for the OMERS fund, including the $12.6B Global Strategic Investment Alliance infrastructure fund (with long-term institutional investors from Japan and USA), OMERS Ventures program and Airports Worldwide.
He serves as a member of York University Board of Governors, a Trustee of York University Pension Fund, a member of Japan-Canada Chamber Council, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Advisory Board and World Ocean Council, Special Advisor to the IIR and FIRCAP (respectively the Institutional Investor Roundtable and Fiduciary Investor Roundtable for Collaboration and Partnerships), and continues to advise and work with pension funds, sovereign funds and other institutional investors as well as governments and public policy makers, experts and regulators around the world.
After studies in economics, history and philosophy (McGill University ’73), Jacques read law at Université Laval (LL.B.’76).