While I begin this fall my 4th year as Quebec Delegate General in Tokyo, it is with enthusiasm and determination that I seek to serve the Board of Governors of the CCCJ. Since my arrival in Japan I had the chance to appreciate the richness of the relationship between Canada and Japan in various fields such as economics, culture, academics and science. I believe in team work. I think we are stronger together and I wish now to contribute concretely within the CCCJ to increase the strength of our influence in Japan.
Holding a Degree in Communications and also in Business as an Accredited Chartered Director, I have over 25 years of experience in the field of government communications and public administration particularly in the field of strategic advice. As an Assistant Deputy Minister for the Quebec government, I led the development of public policies in diversity management. I coordinated the development activities and the land-use planning of the Montreal metropolitan region. I also led the modernization of the immigration services in Quebec and abroad in the increased competitive context of international mobility.
Working with the team of the Quebec General Delegation in Tokyo over the past three years our office managed to significantly increase its network of higher-level contacts in Japan. We also developed new relationships in regions out of Tokyo, particularly in the Kansai. This shows the effectiveness of teamwork and I wish to continue these efforts within the CCCJ. Especially, I would encourage more active engagement in the Chamber by proactively promoting membership to companies from Quebec. Another issue I would like to pursue is to foster greater diversity with the contribution of women, young people and new economy businesses.