Permanent Representative – Canada
Yves Brodeur has been appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council (NATO).
Mr. Brodeur was born in Montréal in 1953. He joined the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1982 after completing his studies in Architecture at l’Université Laval in Québec and having worked in that field.
Mr. Brodeur served abroad as Second Secretary and Vice-Consul in Ankara from 1983 to 1985; First Secretary at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 1989 to 1993; Counsellor (political) and Head of the Political Affairs Section at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the European Union in Brussels from 1996 to 2000; and Director of Communications and Spokesperson at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from 2001 to 2003. He served as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey with accreditation to the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Georgia from 2005 to 2007.
In Ottawa, Mr. Brodeur served in the Media Relations Office from 1982 to 1983, as an analyst in the Political and Strategic Analysis Secretariat from 1985 to 1987, as well as in the South, South-East Asia Relations Division in 1987. From 1993 to 1995, he served at the Privy Council Office as Policy Advisor, Foreign Affairs and Defence. He was Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1988 to 1989 and Departmental Spokesperson and Press Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 1996. He also served as Director of the Media Relations Office and from 2003 to 2005 was Director General of the Communications Bureau. He then served as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Afghanistan Task Force from October, 2007 to July 2009. Mr. Brodeur recently served as Assistant Deputy Minister of the International Security Branch and Political Director from August 2009 until his appointment to NATO.
In addition to French and English, Mr. Brodeur also speaks Turkish. He is married to Sylvie Gauvin, and they have two children.