Jacqueline Ovens

Jacqueline is a Manager in Export Development Canada’s Investments group. In her current role she is responsible for the Women in Trade Investments Program (“WITIP”), a $100 million program which provides equity growth capital to women-founded or women-led companies that are scaling up, and to women-led venture capital funds demonstrating a commitment to promoting gender equity on both sides of the investment table.  In addition to running WITIP, she oversees the portfolio management and operations of the group’s $2.3bn of committed capital in direct and fund equity investments.

Prior to EDC, Jacqueline worked in M&A advisory roles with investment banks in London, Montreal and Toronto.   She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained her MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

  • Company:Women in Trade Investments Program Lead, Export Development Canada
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