FinDev Canada’s new CEO to start in June

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FinDev Canada has a new Chief Executive who is set to take up the leadership reins at the development finance institution in June. Last week the organization’s Board of Directors announced that it had tapped Lori Kerr for the permanent role which became vacant late last year following the departure of Paul Lamontagne, FinDev’s first CEO, who stepped down last year after three years heading up the Canadian DFI.

“She has an impressive track record as a specialist and senior manager in many areas of international development finance,” said Mairead Lavery, Chair of FinDev’s Board in the statement announcing Kerr’s appointment. “She has worked extensively with private sector developers, international financiers, governments, and development finance institutions to bring about innovative, inclusive, and impactful investments that have made real differences in the lives of poor and marginalized people.”

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