Suzanne Fleur de Lys – Aujla, Partner is the Chief Operating Officer and Leadership Coach at Valko Financial. Her collaborative approach and passion for people have resulted in consistent, excellent outcomes for many, earning Suzanne an exceptional reputation in her field and has been at the forefront of many fundamental changes in its landscape.
In 2014, together with two other women, she co-founded Women in the Mortgage Industry/Femme dans l’Industrie hypothecaire (WIMI). WIMI has amassed over 4000+ members across Canada, and focuses on education, mentorship and collaboration, to support the mortgage industry. WIMI received the Canada Mortgage Awards 2017 Best Industry Service Provider, and the 2016 Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA) Innovation Award.
Her dedication to the mortgage industry is apparent in her deep involvement in the space, such as her roles as co-founder and vice president of the BC Lenders Association. She has also served on the board and executive team of the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association – British Columbia (CMBA-BC). Suzanne has extensive experience with Mortgage Professionals Canada, having served for many years on the National Conference Committee, Education Committee, Mortgage Excellence Award Committee and on the BC Chapter committee.
Suzanne is an Accredited Mortgage Professional and a multi-time award winner in many areas, the most prestigious of which was the 2018 Michael Ellenzweig Outstanding Service Award, as given by Mortgage Professionals Canada. This award is considered one of the “Oscars” in the realm of mortgage professionals.
Away from the office, Suzanne is passionately involved in her local community (as she has been for over 12 years), and advocates for numerous charities. Suzanne is a wife to Gurjit, mother to Sanjay and Raman, and, an avid lover of self-improvement through education, meditation and has a passion for swimming.