Permanent Delegation of Canada to the OECD
Madeleine Chenette officially assumed her position as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the OECD in Paris in November 2019. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Chenette had an extensive career in the private sector, lending her consulting expertise to global and national clients across a wide range of industries, including finance, digital, retail, industrial, communication, transport and the public sector. Complexity, diversity and challenging global environment have been part of her journey in successfully solving clients’ toughest challenges and delivering sustainable growth with civil servants, executives and board members. In a world where disruption comes from unexpected sources and that industries are more than ever intertwined, expertise and knowledge of diverse industries allow her to balance commercial imperatives with public policy responsibilities and to bring innovation and leadership for our citizens’ well-being. Ms. Chenette joined SECOR INC. in 1994 and occupied various positions until becoming partner in 2000. Between 1999-2003, Ms. Chenette was Global Head of Transformation. Subsequently, Ms. Chenette led the evolution of the firm becoming Global Head of SECOR Business Solutions from 2005-2009. Subsequently, she served as Chair of the Board of SECOR Group and in 2011 as a board member of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated tour operator. In 2012, she led the transaction between KPMG Canada and SECOR and became Partner and Head National Strategy Advisory Services. She joined Accenture in 2017 as Executive of the Canadian Management Committee - Montreal Products Industry Lead and Office Managing Director – overseeing strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services. Engaged in her community, she has been president of Fundraising of Herstreet Montreal, president of the Board of the Montreal Canadian Club, and led pro bono strategic reflection, for Quebec Artificial Intelligent Orientation Committee, Conseil Consultatif de l’économie et de l’innovation du Québec and many other causes. At the Gala for “Les Talentueuses”, the Association of Quebec Women in Finance awarded its Inspiration price in 2011 and in 2013, the Great Mentor award. In 2018, she was Mercuriades finalist for Woman of Exception Award. She was nominated one of Canada's most powerful top 100 women in 2012 and 2018. Madeleine holds a Master of Science in Management from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal and Certified Corporate Director 2011 - Institute of Corporate Directors.