The Honourable Christian Paradis was Member of the Parliament of Canada for Megantic-L’Erable from 2006 to 2015 and federal Cabinet Minister between 2008 and 2015. He managed the ministries of Public Works and Government Services, Natural Resources, Industry, as well as International Development and La Francophonie.

During his years in office, he led very important files in Canada. On the global stage, he played a leadership role in the elaboration and the advancement of blended finance for international development.

Prior to his years in government, he practiced law and was Partner at a law firm.

He graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in civil law and holds a graduate degree in corporate law from Laval University. He has been member of the Quebec Bar since 1997.

The Honourable Christian Paradis did not seek a fourth electoral term at the end of 2015 and he joined GardaWorld in January 2016, as Senior Vice President – Strategic Development, until March 2020.

Recognized as results-driven, he is now Senior Advisor to clients in Canada and globally.

He is also a member of numerous influential boards.


Simon Lafrance
CEO and Senior Partner

Philippe Brisson
COO / Data Intelligence Director / Partner

Hon. Christian Paradis
Senior Advisor - Canada and International

Me Claude Provencher
Senior Advisor - Governance and Executive Coaching

Martin Enault
Senior Advisor – Global Health and Operations

Michael Drapeau
Principal Advisor - Image and Web

David-Alexandre Paquette, PMP, P2, ICF-ACC
Principal Advisor - Project Management and Professional Coaching

Annie Mutamba
Principal Advisor - Brussels / Public Relations

Julie Bouchard
Principal Advisor - London / Management

Harry Glodjinon
Principal Advisor - Paris and Western Africa / Investment

Lori Nelson
Principal Advisor - Boston

Evariste Nsavyimana
Principal Advisor - Eastern Africa

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Brazil | Lisbon | London | Paris
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