Episode 45: Unmistakably Brave: Saloua Benkhouya, VP- private equity and impact investing – Fonds de Solidarité FTQ

On this episode, I have the honor of speaking with Saloua Benkhouya, Vice President, Impact Investing and Private Equity, at Fonds de Solidarité FTQ.

Saloua is a proud mother of 3 and has accumulated 20 years of international experience as an executive in financial services. Saloua had the privilege of living and working in several countries which shaped her global perspective and awareness. She’s a long-term investor and is passionate about backing female and underrepresented founders.

She holds an MBA and a B.Sc in Mathematics from McGill University.  She is secretary of Women in Finance Association in Quebec (AFFQ) and board member of Robotique First Quebec and was recently named to the board of Montrusco Bolton Investments, a Canadian boutique investment firm. Saloua is an active mentor with Max Mentors and Max Aspire. She co-founded a podcast, Femmes et Innovation.  Saloua enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, reading and traveling.

Saloua’s Word: Brave

04:00 – Saloua shares her childhood experience and how she learned to adapt through the many different family moves

08:38 – Her beginnings in entrepreneurship to fund the school cultural show

12:12 – The early career pivot from sciences to business, that allowed her to explore new opportunities

15:00 – The move to Dubai that accelerated her career, and how she adapted to different circumstances

24:55 – Saloua shares her moments of failure, lessons learnt, and how it’s all about people in the end

35:45 – Her key takeaways: stay true to yourself, and your beliefs; be brave, be resilient

You can find Saloua on LinkedIn

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