Investment Counsellor

Pooja Gurrala - Investment Counsellor - Private Client Services

Investment Counsellor

+1 778 945 2146
Pooja Gurrala

I was born in Dubai but moved to Kenya with my family when I was 10, living there for four years before immigrating to Canada. Having attended a very proper British school to that point, I experienced culture shock after arriving to BC, when the first day in my new class was “pyjama day”. Naturally, I had a feeling I was going to like my new home.

Though spending my childhood across three continents presented challenges, it also gave me a fairly rare perspective on different cultures and ways of life. My experiences taught me how to quickly adapt to new situations, how to appreciate contrasting perspectives, and especially to recognize and appreciate the unique beauty of different parts of the world. In my adult life, I like building on this background through travel, regularly visiting a new country each year.

As the daughter of an accountant, I was always drawn to numbers and, at a young age, I set my mind on following in my dad’s footsteps. While attending BCIT, however, I soon realized that I really liked the forward-looking nature of finance and so decided to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst designation after completing my Business Administration degree.

Today, I’m a Portfolio Manager at Dixon Mitchell, looking after individual clients and families as I help them identify, assess, and fulfill their investment objectives. When I’m not working or walking my dog Franchesco, I spend my time reading, going to the gym, and exploring the world.