Mr. Sébastien Beaulieu

Mr. Sébastien Beaulieu
Position
Adjunct Professor

Credentials

Executive Director, Middle East Relations, Global Affairs Canada

Contact

Expertise

  • International Relations
  • Diplomacy

Sébastien Beaulieu is an experienced diplomat and executive at Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. He is appreciated as an ‘entrepreneurial’ manager within the Government of Canada.

As Ambassador of Canada to Tunisia and former Chief of Staff to the Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, he has been exposed to the highest levels of foreign policy formulation, governance and decision-making on key issues related to Canada's diplomacy. He has been recognized by his staff, peers and managers for his strong management, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

Sébastien makes good use of his network and 17 years of international experience which includes assignments in the Global Issues Branch (energy, climate change); the Int'l Security Branch (crime and terrorism), the Trade Policy Bureau (trade negotiations and investment protection), and the Legal Bureau (trade litigation). He has had postings in Geneva (WTO/UN from 2000-2003), in Paris (OECD from 2006-2009), and in Tunisia as Canada's Ambassador since 2012.

As an entrepreneurial manager, Sébastien continuously finds ways around the traditional challenge of "more with less" by delivering "more relevant, differently." Innovation in management and promotion of Canada's foreign policy are top of mind for Sébastien who is making a key contribution to Canada's digital diplomacy.

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Sébastien BEAULIEU est Directeur exécutif pour les Relations avec le Moyen-Orient à Affaires mondiales Canada depuis 2015. Il a été nommé, en 2015, Professeur associé au Gustavson School of Business de l'Université de Victoria.

Sébastien s'est joint à Affaires mondiales en 1998 et à servi à l'étranger à la Mission du Canada auprès de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) à Genève de 2000-2003, à la Mission du Canada auprès de l'Organisation de Cooperation et de Développement économiques (OCDE) à Paris de 2006-2009, et plus récemment comme Ambassadeur du Canada en Tunisie de 2012-2015.

Au Canada, il a travaillé au Bureau juridique (Litiges commerciaux internationaux), au Secteur des Politiques commerciales (Protection des investissements), au Secteur de la Sécurité (Crime international et terrorisme), et aux Enjeux mondiaux (Changements climatiques et Énergie). De 2010 à 2012, il était Directeur du Cabinet du Sous-ministre associé des Affaires étrangères à Ottawa.