Simon Lafrance has been advising, for more than 10 years, all types of clients, particularly in Canada, the United States and Africa. His analysis, planning, coordination, development and issue management experience in various sectors of activity have made him a seasoned operative, trusted by leaders. His expertise facing the most complex situations brought him to work with several private companies, associations, public organizations and governments, of all sizes, in various countries, as well as in a Quebec National Assembly Office. A frequent guest speaker on strategy, influence, governance, crisis mangement and data intelligence, he is also a regular media contributor.
Simon Lafrance has a Master’s Degree in E-Learning from the Quebec Tele-University (TELUQ). He had previously completed a Bachelor’s Degree with Major in Political Science and Minor in Labor Relations from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQAC), where he now teaches American History and Politics. Since then he was also part of the first Executive Education cohort to complete the program on artifical intelligence strategy at HEC Montreal.
In 2011, Simon Lafrance was received as a Visiting Scholar at University Omar Bongo of Gabon, and is a Fellow of the Washington D.C. Global Leadership Program. In addition to now being an investor as well as a corporate administrator, and to contributing to multiple causes, he is an ambassador of La Ruche and the New World Institute (INM), an Academos mentor and a member of the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM), the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Quebec Environmental Technology Business Council (CETEQ) and the Canada-U.S. Business Council Chicago. After having been Director of Juripop and Chairman of the Quebec-Americas Agency for Youth for many years, today he sits on the boards of the International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC), the Canadian Council on Africa, Relief and UQAC (he is also Director of this university’s Foundation and Chairman of its Alumni Association).