Suzanne Gaboury

Director at FMO - Dutch Development Bank


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Suzanne Gaboury

Director at FMO - Dutch Development Bank

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Ms. Gaboury joined FMO, the Dutch development bank, in October 2016 as the global Director of Agribusiness. As a strategic sector for FMO, in her role she is responsible for the direction and focus of FMO’s private sector investments in more than 85 developing and emerging markets. With a global population increasing to over 9 billion, and fewer available resources, Agribusiness a priority for FMO to help meet these challenges by focussing investments across the value chain: (I) enhancing food security, (II) supporting sustainability and (III) promoting inclusive development in an environmentally viable and socially inclusive manner. Prior to joining FMO, Ms. Gaboury was 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.