Suzanne Gaboury

Chief Investment Officer, FinDev Canada

Seasoned and talented senior international investment professional with some 25 years’ experience and proven success in identifying, developing, and optimizing returns on unique investment opportunities. Expertise developed by working in more than 38 emerging market economies with total project investment value of more than US$ 15B spanning agribusiness, industrial, natural resource, manufacturing, and infrastructure sectors. Ms. Gaboury joined FinDev Canada in May 2018 and she is responsible for managing investment and setting strategic directions. Prior to joining FinDev Canada, Ms. Gaboury worked for the FMO, the Dutch development bank as the global Director of Agribusiness and became its Global Director for Agribusiness, Food & Water. As a strategic sector for FMO, she was responsible for the direction and focus of FMO’s private sector investments in more than 85 developing and emerging markets and a team of 50 professionals. Ms. Gaboury was also a Managing Director of Cordiant Capital, a private emerging market fund manager for 9 years 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.