Nov. 9, 2015, Victoria, BC – Adding to its existing knowledge about doing business in the Middle East and North Africa, the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has appointed Sébastien Beaulieu as Adjunct Professor. Beaulieu is currently executive director, Middle East Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development for the Government of Canada.
Beaulieu has over 17 years of international experience, which includes assignments in the Global Issues Branch (energy, climate change); the International Security Branch (crime and terrorism), the Trade Policy Bureau (trade negotiations and investment protection), and the Legal Bureau (trade litigation). He has had postings in Geneva (WTO/UN from 2000-2003), Paris (OECD from 2006-2009), and Tunisia as Canada’s Ambassador from 2012 to 2015. As the past Ambassador of Canada to Tunisia and former Chief of Staff to the Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Beaulieu has been exposed to the highest levels of foreign policy formulation, governance and decision-making on key issues related to Canada’s diplomacy. He has been recognized by his staff, peers and managers for his strong management, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
Beaulieu will fill the role of Adjunct Professor through to Sept. 30, 2018. He will help to strengthen the quantity and quality of the Gustavson School of Business partnerships with industry and broader communities globally. The Gustavson School has a strong international orientation and is already supporting a number of entrepreneurial programs abroad.
As Adjunct Professor, Beaulieu will serve as a guest lecturer in classes and at select Gustavson events; provide career advice to students; be a resource for faculty members for research, teaching and curriculum development; ensure curriculum development is synchronous with real world practice; and increase opportunities for co-op education and other experiential elements within the school.
“I am honoured to be associated with the University of Victoria, and really look forward to engaging with the Faculty, staff and community.” says Beaulieu.
“We are extremely pleased that Sébastien Beaulieu will serve as an Adjunct Professor with us, as he brings a wealth of knowledge from the foreign service to the Gustavson School,” says Dr. Saul Klein, dean of the School. “Sébastien will be an inspiration to our faculty and students, drawing from his extensive international experience.”
Sébastien Beaulieu’s career highlights:
• 2015 to Present: Executive Director, Middle East Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Ottawa)
• 2012-2015: Ambassador of Canada to Tunisia
• 2010-2012: Chief of Staff, Office of the Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
• 2009-2010: Deputy Director, Climate Change and Energy, DFATD
• 2006-2009: Counsellor, Canadian Permanent Delegation to the OECD (Paris)
• 2005-2006: Deputy Director, International Crime and Terrorism, DFATD
• 2004-2005: Senior Policy Officer, International Crime and Terrorism, DFATD
• 2003-2004: Senior Trade Policy Officer, Investment Policy, DFTAD
• 2000-2003: Counsellor, Canadian Mission to the World Trade Organization (Geneva)
• 1998-2000: Legal Counsel, International Trade Law Division, DFATD
About The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria
At the Gustavson School of Business, we see things differently. We pioneer business education that creates sustainable value and develop global business leaders who can help create a better world. The quality of our program is reflected in the thought leadership our professors bring to the classroom. We’re a relatively small business school, with about 1,100 students, faculty and staff. In our Executive Programs, we address the management training and educational needs of employers domestically and globally, in both the private and public sectors. Gustavson is a growing, dynamic business school with a bright future ahead.