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Ambassador Pierre Alarie

Pierre Alarie
Pierre Alarie  











Pierre Alarie is Canada’s Ambassador to the United Mexican States. He arrived in Mexico on April 7th, 2015 and presented his letter of Credence on June 19th, 2015.

The Ambassador joined the Department of External Affairs in 1982. While in Ottawa, Mr. Alarie served as a trade desk officer with the European bureau. He served abroad as second secretary in Lagos and as first secretary in Santiago.

After his assignment in Chile, Mr. Alarie joined the private sector. Between 1991 and 1993, Mr. Alarie was vice-president, business development of Bombardier’s transportation group, and in 1994 he became vice-president, business development, for SNC-Lavalin International in Mexico City. Subsequently, Mr. Alarie was the managing director, Latin America, for the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec. In 1998, he joined the Bank of Nova Scotia as country representative in Mexico City, a position he held until 2004. In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Alarie was director, mergers and acquisitions, with Hydro-Québec International. Between 2006 and 2009 he acted as adviser for several Canadian companies.

In 2009, Mr. Alarie became vice president, business development and sales, of the Canadian Commercial Corporation in Ottawa.

Mr. Alarie obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the College of Europe, Bruges, 1982, and is a certified corporate director and a certified administrator.

He is accompanied by his spouse, Catherine Genois. Mr. Alarie has three children, Philippe, Jack Santiago and Eloïse.


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