Paulo Araujo

President, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial

As president of Valley First and Enderby & District Financial, Paulo is responsible for leading and growing First West’s retail, business and commercial banking teams as well as wealth management services in British Columbia’s southwest Interior.

During the last 20 years, Paulo has worked in various roles within Valley First, including Vice President of Retail and Business Banking, Director of Retail Banking, Regional Manager South Okanagan Region, Senior Manager of Retail Credit and Branch Manager. In addition to his current role as president, Paulo also runs his family’s orchard in the South Okanagan. He is Lean Green Belt Certified and has taken leadership courses through The Banff Centre.

Dedicated to community leadership, Paulo is active in Valley First’s signature cause, Feed the Valley, is a director on the board of the Okanagan College Foundation, and is an avid supporter of the South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association, where he is both a coach, in which he has led three different teams to a gold medal in the provincial championships, and chief cheerleader to his three sons.

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October 13, 2015

Following a recently conducted process to downsize from 15 to 12 directors, First West Credit Union director Michael Brydon has chosen to leave the board effective October 7, 2015 and directors Terry Enns and Stewart Ladyman will complete their service to the board at the conclusion of the credit union’s 2016 annual general meeting.

The board grew to 15 directors on January 1, 2015 when three former Island Savings Credit Union directors were appointed to the First West board as...

 
Model
October 13, 2015

Following a recently conducted process to downsize from 15 to 12 directors, First West Credit Union director Michael Brydon has chosen to leave the board effective October 7, 2015 and directors Terry Enns and Stewart Ladyman will complete their service to the board at the conclusion of the credit union’s 2016 annual general meeting.

The board grew to 15 directors on January 1, 2015 when three former Island Savings Credit Union directors were appointed to the First West board as...

 
Model
October 13, 2015

Following a recently conducted process to downsize from 15 to 12 directors, First West Credit Union director Michael Brydon has chosen to leave the board effective October 7, 2015 and directors Terry Enns and Stewart Ladyman will complete their service to the board at the conclusion of the credit union’s 2016 annual general meeting.

The board grew to 15 directors on January 1, 2015 when three former Island Savings Credit Union directors were appointed to the First West board as...