Chief Investment Officer
John Casola leads the Investments team and is responsible for implementing the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s investment and advisory strategies, including transaction advice to public sponsors, transaction structuring, capital deployment and asset management. John and his team members actively work with public sponsors across Canada at all levels of government to develop project priorities and build opportunities for partnerships with private and institutional investors.
John is a recognized leader in the Canadian infrastructure sector and has more than 20 years of experience in lending to, and structuring and advising on project finance and public private partnership transactions across a variety of infrastructure asset classes. He has extensive experience advising both public and private sector organizations active in the infrastructure sector and was instrumental in advising on many “first of kind” PPP projects in Canada. John started his career practicing law at a major Canadian law firm (Torys LLP), and his previous experience includes being Managing Partner of PwC’s Infrastructure and Government Services team in Canada and founding and managing Investec Bank’s Project and Infrastructure Finance presence in North America.
John holds a BA in Political Science from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor. He has also completed Executive Development programs at Harvard University and at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.