MFRE Speaker Series: Women in Leadership Roles in the Food Ag & Tech Venture Capital, Kookai Chaimahawong


Women In Leadership Roles In The Food & Ag Tech Venture Capital

Date: Friday, March 24th ,2023

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Location: MCML 160

Kookai is an ESG Partner at UpperStage.Capital is an impact-focused private equity fund investing in Canadian SMEs driving sustainability impact in climate resilience and community. Prior to joining UpperStage, Kookai’s career spanned from launching an award-winning technology start-up, forming SDG partnerships at the United Nations, and integrating an impact lens to invest in breakthrough technologies at a hard-tech Venture Capital fund. When not investing, Kookai is active in community building and mentorship. She’s an advocate for the democratization of finance and for change makers who have been underserved or underestimated. She currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF), an advisory committee member for the Canadian Women in VC, and a Faculty Advisory Board for the UBC Sauder School of Business.

For information about the upcoming MFRE Speakers, Please visit here




Olivier Ntwali, BSc Ag. Econ, MFRE

Academic Program Manager | Master of Food and Resource Economics| Land and Food Systems| The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | 348A-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada | Cell 604-771-8961 | |

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