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Pierre S. Pettigrew

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    Pierre Pettigrew is currentlythe executive advisor (International) for Deloitte in Canada, where he is a valued resource to senior Deloitte leaders in Canada and throughout Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu globally. Among his other contributions, Mr. Pettigrew chaired the Warwick Commission, an international commission of policy makers and researchers tasked with examining the global trading system and making recommendations about its future shape and direction.

    Mr. Pettigrew has led a distinguished career with success in both public and private sectors. He led a number of senior departments in his 10 years as a minister in successive governments of Canada. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Pettigrew was an international business consultant with Deloitte. During his tenure, he emerged as a strong voice for business and an articulate analyst of GATT, World Trade Organization (WTO) and North American free trade negotiations in the media.

    His visibility on international trade issues garnered an appointment to the federal cabinet prior to his election to parliament. As a minister of the Crown, he went on to chair several working groups on tough international trade negotiations and lead trade missions to China, India, Russia, Germany, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, and elsewhere.

    Mr. Pettigrew's international insight led to his appointment as foreign affairs minister. One of his crowning achievements in this role was leading the nationally and globally lauded international policy review that provided the government of Canada with a fully integrated approach of diplomacy, defence, trade and development in international affairs.

    In acknowledgement of his many notable achievements and contributions in politics, public service, and international business and trade, the U.K.'s University of Warwick recognized Mr. Pettigrew with an honorary doctorate of law on 17 July 2008. Mr. Pettigrew is a member of the Queen's Privy Council of Canada.