High Commissioner Benoît-Pierre Laramée
Benoît-Pierre Laramée (BSc [Geological Engineering], Polytechnique Montréal, 1979; DESS [Energy Sector Management], HEC Montréal, 1988; MSc [Project Management], University of Quebec at Montréal, 1990) joined the City of Montréal after nearly 10 years working as a geophysicist in Canada and Senegal.
In 1996, at the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation, he was appointed regional director for Guinea and two years later was assigned to Bamako, where he served as regional director for West Africa until 2000. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Laramée worked with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he held two director positions. In 2004, he returned to Ottawa to become manager of CIDA’s Results-Based Management Unit, a position he held until 2007, at which time he was appointed senior departmental assistant to the minister. From 2008 to 2011, he was director of CIDA’s Inter-American Regional Program. Most recently, he was high commissioner in Cameroon, with concurrent accreditation to the Central African Republic and Gabon. He and his spouse, Christiane Giroux, have two sons, Christophe and Pierre-Guillaume.
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