The Victoria Forum 2024
The Victoria Forum 2024 - Building Trust for a Shared Future

Sébastien Beaulieu is a senior executive at Global Affairs Canada, and a career diplomat since 1998. He is currently Director General, Security & Emergency Management, and Chief Security Officer.


He has been Chief of Staff to the Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-12), Ambassador of Canada to Tunisia (2012-15), Middle East Relations Executive Director (2015-17) and Syria

Envoy (2017-19), as well as Ambassador of Canada to Senegal (2019-21).


He has also worked on Canada-U.S. relations, climate change, international security, trade policy and international trade litigation, in addition to assignments in Geneva & Paris. In support of Canada’s public diplomacy, he is engaged with the University of Victoria as Adjunct Professor with the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, and co-founder of the Victoria Forum.


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