Pierre Pettigrew

The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew

Chair of the Board, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Pierre Pettigrew has many years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Pettigrew was an executive advisor, International, at Deloitte Canada. Until recently, he was the Government of Canada's special envoy for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and regularly arbitrates international trade disputes between countries at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

His public sector accomplishments have been substantial at both 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 10 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.