Nick Ping, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Timberland


Nick is responsible for the development of new investment strategies and growth initiatives, client investment governance and identifying and mitigating risk exposures related to Manulife Investment Management’s timberland investment process, products and client investments. Nick is a member of the Manulife Investment Management Timberland and Agriculture Investment Committee. In addition, Nick is directly involved with business development activities, structuring investment management agreements, and designing timberland investment goals and constraints. Nick has previously served in the capacities of Managing Director Institutional Business Asia Pacific, Timberland and Agriculture and Vice President Business Development and Resource Planning Australasia. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Nick coordinated the resource planning functions for Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Limited, before joining Pöyry Management Consulting, where he consulted on a variety of projects throughout Asia Pacific, including forest appraisals, due diligence and strategic planning. Nick is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and full member of the Institute of Foresters of Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry. 

Education: B.S., Forest Science, Ph.D., Forest Science, University of Melbourne; M.B.A., Finance, Deakin University

Joined the company: 2008

Began career: 2001




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