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Alain Dudoit is a CIRANO Invited Fellow and President of the Executive Committee of its Ambassadors’ Alliance.
Since his retirement from the Canadian public service in 2008, Alain Dudoit has been applying and sharing his vast international experience in innovation partnerships, his many professional achievements and an impressive business network in Canada and abroad.
Immediately following his retirement from the Canadian government, he was appointed Senior Associate Vice-President (Strategic Partnerships in Innovation) at McGill University. Since then, Alain Dudoit has been involved in the private sector as an independent entrepreneur and strategic advisor in international business and innovation network development for several companies and organizations in Canada, California, China and Europe.
In 2017, Alain Dudoit completed his mandate as Senior Advisor to the QG100 Network, which he has developed and managed since its creation in 2010: a private grouping of Quebec business leaders in support of their global market development strategies. The success of this Network led Alain Dudoit to participate in the creation of a similar organization, OG100, in Ontario.
He has also been a lecturer (international competitiveness) at the Faculty of Management of McGill University and a guest lecturer at ENAP. He is also a strategic advisor to the Milken Institute Santa Monica, a member of the Los Angeles Commission on Foreign Relations and a member of the Governance Committee, Center for Accelerated Growth, Office of the Government of Quebec in New York. Alain Dudoit is one of the main architects of the supply chain and artificial intelligence innovation super cluster, Scale AI. He is regularly invited to speak before national and international innovation panels.
During his long and successful public service career in Ottawa, Alain Dudoit has held several senior positions in the Privy Council Office, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Department of Finance and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He has served Canada abroad as: Minister Counsellor (Commercial and Economic Affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, Ambassador to the Czech and Slovak Republics in residence in Prague, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra in Madrid and Consul General in Los Angeles.