Catherine Loubier was appointed Delegate General of Québec in New York on February 6, 2019. In this role, Ms. Loubier represents Québec in the Mid Atlantic region.
Previously, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier of Québec, leading the transition team for Premier François Legault, elected in October 2018.
From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Loubier was based in Paris, France with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, first as General Manager in the Office of the President, then as Alliance Communication Global Director. The alliance is a strategic partnership between major automobile manufacturers and employs nearly 475,000 people in 200 countries.
From 2013 to 2015, she was Senior Advisor to Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. Her mandate was to advise the Prime Minister of Canada on federal-provincial relations with Québec. This included negotiations with its provincial and municipal governments, associations, and the private sector, notably during negotiations surrounding the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Between 2006 and 2011, Ms. Loubier served as Director of Communications, then Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and the Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. As part of her duties, she managed government funding for major projects in Québec, as well as dossiers related to the economy, the private sector, transportation, infrastructure and the maritime industry.
Ms. Loubier worked as Director of Communications in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa from 2008 to 2010. She also supported official visits for the Prime Minister of Canada in 2006, notably for the APEC Summit (Vietnam), the G8 Summit (Russia) and the Francophonie Summit (Romania), as well as for bilateral meetings, including with the President of the United States.
Between 1996 and 2006, Ms. Loubier held positions in the private sector, advising business leaders in the financial, energy, charitable, infrastructure and entertainment sectors. Some of the organizations and companies she worked for include: Superior Propane (Calgary); Hill+Knowlton Canada; Cavalia; One Drop; the International Financial Centre Montréal; and Groupe Vaugeois, which helped to attract Ubisoft to Montréal and create Cité du Multimédia.
Catherine Loubier holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Université du Québec à Montréal.