The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew
Chair, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
The Hon. Pierre Pettigrew has many years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors. Executive advisor International at Deloitte up to 2023, he also sat on the boards of a number of public companies. Currently, Mr. Pettigrew is Chair of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Previously, he was the Government of Canada's special envoy for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Mr. Pettigrew’s public sector accomplishments have been substantial at the federal and provincial levels, where he was a strong advocate for international trade and multilateralism. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in March 1996 and held many ministerial portfolios during the following ten years, including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for International Trade and Minister for International Cooperation. Additionally, Mr. Pettigrew is the author of The New Politics of Confidence, a book on globalization and the art of governing.