With more than 30 years of experience in communications and journalism, Luci Tremblay assumed her duties as Delegate General of the Québec Government Office in Tokyo on September 18, 2017. As a communicator, she has mainly focused in recent years on deploying, positioning and promoting the organizations for which she worked on the national and international stage.
She was, from 2009 to 2017, Director of Communications for 3 E évènement-expérience-émotion and the Festival d’été de Québec, now recognized as the largest outdoor musical event in Canada and one of the largest festivals in the world. Prior to that, as Director of Communications for the Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec in 2008, she contributed to the phenomenal success of Québec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations, which raised the city’s profile worldwide.
Director of Public Affairs at Pôle Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches (now Québec International) from 2005 to 2007, she developed the economic development agency’s brand image and communications strategy before doing the same in 2007 for the Palais Montcalm, where she participated in the reopening and relaunch of the concert hall. Ms. Tremblay worked for five years, from 2000 to 2005, for the Mayor of Québec City, Jean-Paul L’Allier, first as Deputy Chief of Staff and Press Attachée and then as International Relations Commissioner.
Luci Tremblay holds degrees in translation, communications and journalism, and was a Radio-Canada television journalist for 15 years in Montréal, Toronto and Québec City.
Marie-Ève Jean is the Montreal Regional Director at the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) and has accumulated over 17 years of experience at the MESI and the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie. She also served as Director – Asia-Pacific and Oceania Markets – Export Québec at the MESI from 2011 to 2017. From 2007 to 2011, she acted as Director of Economic Services at the Québec Government Office in Munich, where she met a number of dignitaries in the German, Austrian and Swiss territory and developed a large network of relations. She began her career in 2001 at the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation, where she held the position of International Affairs Advisor and Head of the Germany, Switzerland and Austria Desk until 2007.
Ms. Jean has earned bachelor's degrees in business administration, international management, and operations and production management from HEC Montreal. She has also studied administration at the Université de Saint-Gall in Switzerland.
John A. Coleman has been Québec’s Agent General in London since October 17, 2017. He received his B.A. from McGill University and attended the University of Oxford (Rhodes Scholarship, Québec and St. John’s 1975), graduating with a degree in English law. He went on to complete the National Law Programme at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.
Mr. Coleman spent most of his legal career at the law firm of Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright), practising employment and labour law. During his six-year tenure as National Managing Partner, he led the firm’s historic transition in 2011 into the Norton Rose Group, one of the top ten global law firms, and its merger in 2012 with the Calgary-based firm of MacLeod Dixon. From 2010 to 2014, he also served as a member of the global firm’s Executive Committee and actively participated in the negotiations that led to the merger with the leading U.S. firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in 2013. In 2011, he was named one of the top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine.