Emechete Onuoha

Ottawa · ON

Last updated: October 13, 2022

Eme Onuoha serves on the CPP Investments Global Leadership team as Managing Director, Global Public Affairs.  He oversees CPP Investments’ transnational public affairs strategy covering global jurisdictions including the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.  

Eme’s private and public sector experience spans more than 25 years. Prior to joining CPP Investments, Eme led the Global Government Affairs practice at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), where he played a lead role in geopolitical affairs, government relations and public policy. He also held executive roles with a US-based, Fortune 500 technology firm, including Vice President, Global Government Affairs (Canada), and Chief Innovation Officer in the global industrial, retail and hospitality services division.   

Prior to his work in the technology industry, Eme held several senior positions within the Government of Canada including Director of Operations at the Privy Council Office, Vice President of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, Chief of Staff to the Minister of National Defence and Policy Adviser to the Minister of International Trade.   

He is an Honorary Governor at McMaster University, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Climate Institute.  

Eme earned an Honours BA in international relations from McMaster University, an MBA from Queen’s University and a Postgraduate Diploma in strategy and innovation from the University of Oxford.   


Eme lives in Ottawa. He joined the NAC Foundation Board of Directors in 2020.