Northleaf Capital hires James Fung as chief technology officer

Canadian private-markets investor Northleaf Capital Partners has hired James Fung as chief technology officer. Working from the firm’s Toronto headquarters, Fung will lead its business technology strategy. Prior to joining Northleaf this year, he was an executive at Accenture Strategy. Northleaf, which has an 85-person team, manages more than US$9 billion in private equity, infrastructure and private credit commitments.


James Fung joins Northleaf Capital Partners as Chief Technology Officer

Northleaf Capital Partners is pleased to announce that James Fung has joined our firm as Chief Technology Officer, based in our Toronto office. In this role, James will lead Northleaf’s business technology strategy, focused on developing the short and long-term IT strategy for the firm, identifying and assessing business needs, and leading the recommendation and implementation of technology solutions to support Northleaf’s global private markets investment strategy and better serve our investors.

Prior to joining Northleaf in 2017, James was an executive at Accenture Strategy, where he provided management consulting for strategy formulation and operational improvement with emphasis in the area of digital transformation, operating model and data governance. Previously, James was an Associate Partner and Executive Consultant at IBM. He brings more than 20 years of senior experience in strategy and IT-related solutions. James received an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

About Northleaf Capital Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners is an independent global private markets fund manager with more than US$9 billion in private equity, infrastructure and private credit commitments under management on behalf of public, corporate and multi-employer pension plans, university endowments, financial institutions and family offices.

Northleaf’s 85-person team, located in Toronto, London, Chicago, and Menlo Park, is focused exclusively on sourcing, evaluating and managing private markets investments globally. Northleaf currently manages six global private equity funds, a specialist global private equity secondary fund, two direct OECD-focused infrastructure funds, a global private credit fund and a series of customized investment mandates tailored to meet the specific needs of institutional investors and family offices. For more information on Northleaf, please visit

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