Isabelle Hudon

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Isabelle Hudon
Isabelle Hudon at Panel des Femmes Leaders de Montréal in 2013
Hudon in 2013
Canadian Ambassador to France
Assumed office
September 29, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Lawrence Cannon

Isabelle Hudon (born 1967) is a Canadian businesswoman and diplomat. She served as Executive Chair, Quebec and Senior Vice-President, Client Solutions for Sun Life Financial.[1] Since September 2017, she has served as Canadian Ambassador to France.

Career

Hudon began her professional career in federal politics in various departments, including in the office of the Minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency. She then held strategic positions in the private sector at Bell Global Solutions, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Bombardier Aerospace and BCE Media.

Hudon was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal from 2004 to 2008. She then served as President of Marketel, a position she held until joining Sun Life Financial in 2010.

On September 29, 2017, she was appointed as Canadian Ambassador to France by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.[2]

In June 2018, Hudon served as co-chair of the Gender Equality Advisory Council at the G7 summit meeting in La Malbaie, Quebec.[3]

Board memberships

Honours

  • Réalisations award from the Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec in 2014[6]
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Named one of the 40 most successful Canadians under the age of 40 (Canada’s Top 40 under 40) in 2005
  • Inducted into the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame in 2014 (she was named to this list in 2006, 2012 and 2013)[7]

References

  1. ^ "Isabelle Hudon". Sun Life Financial. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Trudeau names Isabelle Hudon new ambassador in Paris". cbc.ca. September 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Blatchford, Andy; Blanchfield, Mike (June 9, 2018). "Donald Trump disrupts G7 women's empowerment session by showing up late". Toronto Star.
  4. ^ "SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS". Hydro-Québec. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Isabelle Hudon". Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  6. ^ "LAURÉATES" (PDF). Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Congratulations to the 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners". Women's Executive Network. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
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