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VICE PRESIDENT, FUND INVESTMENTS AND GLOBAL SCALING, BDC
Alison Nankivell is Vice President, Fund Investments and Global Scaling. Based in Toronto, she leads BDC Capital’s team of indirect investments – Canada’s largest venture fund investor, with investments in more than 90 funds and over $2 billion in assets under management.
Bringing over 20 years of experience in the finance industry in Canada and Asia, Alison is also responsible for BDC Capital’s cross-border venture strategy, helping connect large corporates and investors in Asia with high potential Canadian companies and vice-versa.
Prior to her current position, Alison was Vice President, Global Scaling in Hong Kong, from where she was supporting BDC Capital’s highest potential investee companies to grow their business and investment partners in the Asia region.
Previously, she has served as Vice President, Funds and Co-Investments and also as Vice President, Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP), role in which she led BDC Capital`s efforts to establish a $1.3 billion national venture program as the key execution agent for the Government of Canada.
Before joining BDC, she was Director, Funds Asia with Teachers’ Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Prior to this, she was Head of Funds at Export Development