André Couillard, President of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Saint-Jacques as a member of the Board of Directors.
Previously, Mr. Saint-Jacques worked for Global Affairs Canada for nearly forty years, serving in Kinshasa, Hong Kong, Beijing, Washington, DC and London. Mr. Saint-Jacques speaks Mandarin fluently. He has served as Deputy High Commissioner in London and as Deputy Head of Mission in Washington; he has also worked in the Consular Affairs, Francophone Africa, and Science and Technology Divisions, and in the Associate Deputy Minister’s Office. He has been Deputy Director of the Energy and Environment Division, Director of Assignments and Director General of Personnel Management. In addition, Mr. Saint-Jacques was the Government of Canada’s Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada in the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Saint-Jacques speaks Mandarin fluently. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the IRCM since April 2018.
Mr. Couillard and Tarik Möröy, President and Scientific Director of the IRCM, expressed their delight “to rely on the extensive experience of Mr. Saint-Jacques as a senior official, as well as on his exceptional knowledge of the Chinese community. His expertise will greatly contribute to the advancement of many of the Foundation's projects.”