A Montreal native, Catherine Loubier has spent half her career in the private sector and the other half in Canadian politics. Today, she is a sought-after senior advisor to the corporate world on issues ranging from public policy and governance, energy and infrastructure and Canada-United States relations. She is currently based in the U.S.
Catherine began her career in 1996, holding key positions in the private sector advising business leaders in various industry. Starting in 2006, Catherine spent a decade serving in Ottawa at the highest levels of Canadian politics. Most notably, she was Senior Advisor to Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister, guiding his government on Quebec affairs and policy. She handled communications for the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Canada and was key in organizing and attending official visits around the world, including in the United States, the European Union, Irak, Afghanistan, India, Russia, the Canadian Arctic and many more. Following her roles in Canadian politics, Catherine joined the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in Paris to serve its Global CEO as General Manager of his office, and as Alliance Communication Global Director. In that role, she was a key part of the corporate strategy to positioning the Alliance as leader on electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles. The Alliance then employed nearly 475,000 people in 200 countries.
After directing the 2018 transition for Quebec’s Premier’s new government and filling the role of Deputy Chief of Staff, in 2019 Catherine was appointed Québec’s most senior representative in the U.S., as Delegate General of Québec in New York. In this crucial political and trade role, she led the work to finalize of the largest ever renewable hydropower contract and transmission cross-border project, including a historic State regulatory change in favor of Quebec’s clean energy. The contract between Hydro-Quebec and the State of New York is estimated at $20B U.S.
Her work to support several companies from Quebec in the U.S., active in the green economy and seeking access to capital and buyers on the U.S. side, has been praised on both sides of the border. He leadership to counter the U.S. imposition of tariffs on Canadian aluminium was also saluted. Catherine is a relentless supporter of cross-border trade and wholeheartedly defends Canada-U.S. relationships. She has co-founded the North American Rebound initiative.
She holds a Finance certificate from the Harvard Business School, and a BA and Master’s in Political Science from Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a member of the Women’s Forum New York and Chief.