Guillaume Lavoie, a Canadian national, is the Executive Director of “The Mission Leadership Group,” a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to helping young Canadian leaders develop new networks and opportunities around the world by way of exploratory missions and meetings with other promising young leaders. A specialist in government relations and in public policy, most notably in federal regimes, Mr. Lavoie has consulted for the public, private, and NGO sector, in Canada and abroad. Also actively involved in democratic governance, he has served on over 15 fact-finding and/or election observation missions on behalf of governments, NGOs, and international organizations. Over the years, Mr. Lavoie has lived and worked on four continents and visited over 30 countries. Guillaume Lavoie holds a master’s degree in International Public Administration from the National School of Public Administration, Canada, where he is now a Lecturer, as well as a B.A. in Industrial Relations and Certificates in Law and Business Administration from Laval University, Canada. A Scholar of the Sauvé Foundation (2007), he is a Fellow of the public policy program Action Canada (2005) and of the Forum of Federations’ Leadership Program (2002). Mr. Lavoie is fluent in French, English, and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Catalan. Since 2003, he has been a frequent contributor for Canadian radio and television networks on international affairs and U.S. politics.
City Councilor for the City of Montreal
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Politics, Diplomacy and Global Economy
Areas of Expertise: Politics and Diplomacy
Country of Origin: Canada
City of Residency: Montreal, Canada