Senior Vice President
“For over 30 years, I’ve been working to ensure that governments make the best decisions for the economic development of our clients.”
With over 30 years of experience in public affairs, communications, and management under his belt, Alain isn’t just an expert—he’s a pillar of the communications and public relations industry in Quebec. He maintains close relationships with his clients as a Quebec government relations specialist, earning recognition and appreciation for his work as a consultant. Alain has an excellent grasp of the national and provincial political issues influencing such sectors as health, natural resources, the environment, finance, and the pharmaceutical industry. Over the years, Alain has acquired highly specialized market access expertise in the life science and health technology sector.
Before joining Citoyen, Alain was vice president, government affairs at McKesson Canada. This acknowledged bio-pharmaceutical industry expert began his expertise at Smithkline Beecham Pharma as director of health policy and strategic relations, at Solvay Pharma as government relations manager, and finally at AstraZeneca Canada as regional manager of government relations. He also operated as a professional in this sector as a strategic consultant for many years.
As a public relations professional, Alain began his fructuous career at his own company before moving to a firm as a senior consultant, then as a vice president.
Alain also had the pleasure of working with the Quebec Brewers Association, serving as president for almost three years, allowing him to gain significant insight in interprovincial, environmental and industrial trading.
He currently sits on the boards of Société des communicateurs du Québec (SOCOM) and the Gastrointestinal Society. In addition, he is a member of the health and public finance committees of Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ).
Alain has been a member of the Quebec bar since 1991, after graduating in law from Université Laval. He completed additional training in perception management at Burson-Marsteller University and holds a special certificate from Université Laval’s Collège des administrateurs des sociétés. He also completed a program in pharmaceutical management at Ryerson University in Toronto.