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Cambridge Associates Expands Executive Leadership Team by Welcoming Harinder Soin and Adam Lester

Cambridge Associates

BOSTON, February 27, 2023 – Global investment firm Cambridge Associates has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointments of Harinder Soin as Chief Data Officer and Adam Lester as Head of Corporate Strategy. Both are the first to hold these positions. Soin reports to Jason Roberts, Chief Technology Officer and Lester reports to the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, David Druley.

As the Chief Data Officer, Soin is focused on implementing and overseeing the firm’s data strategy, governance, and execution. He joined Cambridge Associates in 2016, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in leading enterprise data architecture and designing IT applications and client reporting solutions in the investment management industry. He became the firm’s first Chief Data Officer in 2019, a position that has now been elevated to the executive leadership team. Based in Boston, Soin is also an active member of the firm’s global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

“Data allows us to make strong investment decisions for our clients. With Hari joining the leadership team, we have a unique opportunity to keep data front of mind in our strategic decision making, as there is an important data component in nearly all we do at Cambridge Associates,” said Druley. “Having Hari’s voice and collaborative DNA at the table will be extremely valuable.”

Lester is the Global Head of Corporate Strategy, working out of the firm’s New York office. He will partner closely with the CEO and leadership team to define Cambridge Associates’ strategic direction and execute against major strategic initiatives. This includes driving growth in the firm’s core, adjacent, and new markets, identifying new opportunities for increased efficiencies, prioritizing organic and inorganic strategic opportunities, evaluating external partnerships and supporting key firmwide priorities.

 “Adam has extensive experience in identifying and enabling long-term growth strategies in partnership with business leaders,” said Druley. “We’re very excited to have him here as our first Head of Corporate Strategy. We are committed to realizing our long-range plans for the company and Adam will play an important role in Cambridge Associates’ bright future.”

Lester joined Cambridge Associates in November 2022. He brings with him more than a decade of strategic and business development experience across financial services.

About Cambridge Associates

Cambridge Associates is a global investment firm. The firm aims to help pension plans, endowments & foundations, healthcare systems, and private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios to generate outperformance so they can maximize their impact on the world. With 50 years of institutional investing experience, the firm has helped to shape and implement investment best practices and built strong global investment networks with the purpose of driving outperformance for clients. Cambridge Associates delivers a range of services, including outsourced CIO, non-discretionary portfolio management, staff extension and alternative asset class mandates.

Cambridge Associates currently maintains offices in Boston; Arlington, VA; Beijing; Dallas; Hong Kong; London; Munich, Menlo Park, CA; New York; San Francisco; Singapore; and Sydney. Cambridge Associates consists of six global investment affiliates that are all under common ownership and control. For more information, please visit


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