Bernard Armstrong
Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Pacific Investment Management

B.Arch, Syracuse University, 1985

Bernard Armstrong is the Chief Executive Officer for Cedar Pacific Investment Management, a student accommodation provider founded by Pamoja Capital and headquartered in Australia. He is dedicated to leading Cedar Pacific, as it becomes the most sought-after fund manager in Australia and New Zealand, and is passionate about creating positive investment opportunities whilst ensuring that social and environmental factors are considered.

Prior to joining Pamoja Capital, Armstrong was a managing director with Credit Suisse where he headed the family office business in Europe and the Middle East. He has built investment advisory and trading businesses in Europe for Chase Manhattan Bank and HSBC and has also worked at Goldman Sachs. Before embarking on a career in finance, Armstrong worked as an architect for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York. Projects where he took a management role include the headquarters for Merrill Lynch at the World Financial Center, the headquarters for Salomon Brothers at the WTC and a series of housing-for-the-homeless projects for New York City.

Armstrong holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Syracuse University and an MBA in finance and marketing from Northwestern University and sits on the European Council of Syracuse University.