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Leah Nguyen (she/her)

Chief Investment Officer, InBC Investment Corp.

Leah is the inaugural Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at InBC, a strategic investment fund with $500 million to invest in companies and funds to generate financial returns and achieve social, economic and environmental impact for British Columbia. As CIO, Leah leads the development of and execution of the investment strategy to deliver on InBC’s triple bottom line approach of investing for people, planet and profit.

Prior to InBC, Leah was an Investment Director for the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, one of the world’s largest corporate impact funds, where she led sourcing, evaluating and executing investment opportunities aligned with the fund’s impact investing mandate. Leah was previously a management consultant with Accenture and a project manager at Lululemon Athletica.

Leah has experience building high-performing, mission-driven teams that leverage technology and innovation to drive sustainable, inclusive solutions and deliver remarkable human outcomes. She is active in the start-up and investor ecosystem, dedicates time to mentoring entrepreneurs and aspiring VCs, and is passionate about supporting individuals of diverse backgrounds while giving back to her local communities.

Leah has a business degree from Simon Fraser University and has participated on numerous private sector and community boards.


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