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InBC appoints Leah Nguyen as new Chief Investment Officer

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Nguyen joins InBC from her current position as Investment Director for the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good.

VANCOUVER — Leah Nguyen has been appointed as Chief Investment Officer of InBC Investment Corp. (InBC), a newly created Crown corporation responsible for a $500-million strategic investment fund that will try and help B.C.-based businesses grow and diversify the economy.

“Developing InBC is a key pillar of our StrongerBC Economic Plan to build an economy that works for everyone while tackling long-standing challenges – like inequality and climate change,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. “Leah’s prolific investment experience will help grow and scale-up high-potential businesses that will deliver economic, social and environmental returns to the people of British Columbia.”

Nguyen joins InBC from her current position as Investment Director for the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good. Nguyen will assume her new role with InBC effective April 4, 2022.

“I am incredibly honoured to join Jill Earthy, CEO, and the Board of Directors in this new role and look forward to helping realize the vision of InBC to help the province’s companies grow and prosper,” said Nguyen. “I feel passionately that by supporting entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, industries, and regions of the province to pursue their business goals and ambitions, we are creating a better economic future for British Columbians.”


Nguyen is an investor and technology executive with experience across various industries, including telecommunications, retail, utilities and natural resources. Nguyen is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and is proud to have developed her career in British Columbia. She is an active community member serving on several private sector and community boards.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome Leah to the InBC team. She brings a passion for building inclusive financial solutions which will lead to more participation from diverse populations in shaping our future economic growth,” said Christine Bergeron, Board Chair, InBC. “Leah will be a tremendous asset in achieving our mandate to position British Columbia as a front-runner in the innovation economy.”

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Nguyen’s mandate is to set the vision for and execute InBC’s investment strategy, delivering on InBC’s triple bottom line mandate, which includes:

  • Financial Return – InBC’s investments will seek to provide financial returns.
  • Environmental Impact – InBC will contribute to a better future by investing in the low-carbon economy to create new clean-energy jobs and opportunities.
  • Economic & Social Impact – InBC’s investments will contribute to positive economic and social outcomes for people throughout British Columbia; this includes jobs creation, advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and promoting diversity and inclusion.


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