(MONTREAL) - May 24, 2018
FinDev Canada builds its team of international development and development finance expert by adding Suzanne Gaboury to their ranks as their new Chief Investment Officer.
Ms. Gaboury joined FMO, the Dutch development finance institution, in October 2015 as the global Director of Agribusiness, Food and Water. There, she was responsible for the direction and focus of FMO’s private sector investments in more than 85 developing and emerging markets.
"We are building a team of highly talented Canadians who can lead the way towards our goal of becoming the DFI of the future," said Paul Lamontagne, Managing Director of FinDev Canada. "Suzanne Gaboury's expertise in developing countries and agribusiness, one of our main focus areas, will help us identify key opportunities to achieve long-term, sustainable impact, in particular in gender equality and women empowerment, through our transactions."
Prior to joining FMO, Ms. Gaboury was a Managing Director of Cordiant Capital, a private emerging market fund manager in Montreal. She was responsible for a portfolio of more than US$ 525 million in debt and quasi-equity investments, as well as oversight of the US$ 211 million Canada Investment Fund for Africa, a private equity fund, on behalf of investors and the Canadian government.
While with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for 14 years in London as Senior Banker, Ms. Gaboury pioneered new private sector investment programmes to capitalize on emerging business opportunities in the former Soviet Union and CIS. She drove US$ 1.5 billion in debt and equity investments, directed business origination, and credit and quality control to attract inward investments for private sector projects.
Ms. Gaboury holds a BA (Economics) from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland.
About FinDev Canada
FinDev Canada's mandate is to combat poverty through economic growth, by offering financial services to the private sector in developing countries. Financing will focus on three main areas: market development, women’s economic empowerment, and climate mitigation and adaptation.
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