CapU 2024 Honorary Degree recipient Debra Doucette.

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

President & CEO, Odlum Brown Limited

Debra Doucette, OBC, is president and CEO of Odlum Brown, an independent, full-service investment firm that has been helping clients achieve their financial goals for over 100 years.

With an accomplished career in the investment industry spanning over 35 years, Debra leads with objective and strategic insight. She joined Odlum Brown in 1991. Prior to becoming president and CEO in 2007, she was the chief operating officer for seven years.

Debra is lauded for her vision, passion and dedication as a leader in the business community. Currently, she is a board member of alumni UBC (past chair), Providence Health Care, Drug Free Kids Canada and the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO). Debra also served as the industry director and chair of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

Debra has received many accolades for her business and community leadership over the years. As a strong supporter of Odlum Brown’s sponsorship and charitable giving programs, she was honoured with the Order of British Columbia in 2021 and given the Joseph and Rosalie Segal United Way Community Vision Award in 2016 for her work in the community.

In 2016, Debra received the BC CEO Award from Business in Vancouver and Canada’s Most Admired CEOTM in 2017. After being recognized in the top 100 for three consecutive years, Debra was also inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network.