Guillaume Lavoie (2007 - 2008)
Guillaume is from the Saguenay Region in Quebec, Canada. His expertise lies in government relations and public policy analysis, notably in federal regimes. Having lived and work on four continents and visited over 30 countries, he has consulted for the public, private and NGO sector, in Canada and abroad.
Also actively involved in the field of democratic governance, Guillaume has participated in over 15 exploratory or electoral observation missions on behalf of governments, INGOs and International Organizations.
Resolved that his experience and international network should further the success of young Québec leaders and their organizations beyond the borders of Québec, he founded and directs “Mission Leadership Québec". This initiative encourages young Quebec leaders to develop new networks and opportunities in countries and regions of strategic interest to Quebec and Canada by emphasizing the identification and networking of future decision makers who in the next decade will assume leadership roles in government, business and large organizations.
Guillaume holds a Masters degree in International Public Administration from the National School of Public Administration in Montréal, as well as a B.A. in Industrial Relations and Certificates in Law and Business Administration from Laval University, in Québec City. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Vice President, Federal and International Affairs of the Quebec Federation of University Students (FEUQ) – the largest youth group in Quebec.
The first French Canadian to become a Sauvé Scholar (2007), Guillaume is also a Fellow of the public policy leadership program, Action Canada (2005) and of the international leadership program of the Forum of Federations (2002).
Guillaume is fluent in French, English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Catalan. For the past five years, he has been a frequent radio and television commentator on international affairs and the U.S. presidential elections.
- Mission Leadership Québec
- Guillaume Lavoie's daily commentary on Radio Canada on events leading up to the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States
- In december 2011, Guillaume was recognized as a 'Young First' by the magazine "Premières en affaires". In an interview, he speaks of his journey, his vision, and his mission.
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