Montréal International is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Fréchette to the position of Director, Public Affairs and External Relations, effective May 12, 2014.
Ms. Fréchette will build on her extensive network of contacts, which includes many Montréal International partners, to maintain and develop relationships with the organization’s various strategic partners in order to increase collaboration, thereby fostering the prosperity of Greater Montréal and enhancing its profile. Ms. Fréchette will also handle public affairs issues involving the metropolitan region’s attractiveness and Montréal International activities.
Holder of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from HÉC Montréal and a Masters in International Relations from Université Laval, Ms. Fréchette has been active in the field of international relations for more than 15 years in addition to working in politics, academia, and the media industry over the years. She also founded and, for nine years, ran a North American NGO that organized conferences and parliament simulations in all three North American nations. She was the coordinator for the chairs of US and Mexico studies at CÉRIUM – Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal, from 2007 to 2012. During this period, Ms. Fréchette was also a contributor on US politics to various Québec media outlets.
During her career, Ms. Fréchette has worked as a consultant for various political leaders and government organizations —mainly on matters related to globalization, linguistic diversity and gender equality—and has sat on the boards of several organizations such as the Montreal Council of Foreign Relations, CÉRIUM, UQAM’s Observatoire des Amériques, the Conseil du statut de la femme, Génération d’idées and Force jeunesse.