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Yolanda Banks

Yolanda Banks

Director, Corporate Affairs & Operations
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Yolanda Banks is Director (Corporate Affairs & Operations) at FinDev Canada, Canada’s development finance institution (DFI), where she is responsible for liaison with the Board of Directors Secretariat, and the general operations of FinDev Canada, including oversight of policy development.   

Previously, Ms. Banks was with Export Development Canada (EDC), the parent company of FinDev Canada, in roles related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  Ms. Banks worked for several years with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada with foreign postings in London (UK), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), with cross-accreditations to Burma (Myanmar) and Sudan.   

Ms. Banks is a member of the Board of Directors of the Trade Facilitation Office Canada, the primary Canadian provider of information, advice and contact for exporters in developing and emerging economies. She is also a member of the Selection Committee of the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund. 

Ms. Banks holds a Master of Arts (International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University), and a Master of Business Administration (University of British Columbia).