André François Giroux (LLB [Civil Law], University of Montréal, 1992; LLM [International Business Law],
McGill University, 1994; LLM [European Community Law], College of Europe, 1995; MBA, University of
Montréal, 2001) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1995.
He served abroad at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1996 to 1999), in part
during Canada’s term on the Security Council, and as counsellor at the Embassy to France (2004 to
In Canada, he has had assignments in the International Trade Law Bureau, in the International Economic
Relations and Summits Division and in the Office of Protocol.
From 2008 to 2010, he was director of the Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and Space Division, and from
2010 to 2012, director of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Most recently, Mr. Giroux was the NAFTA secretary and director of the Trade Agreements Secretariat,
after having served as ambassador to Denmark from 2012 to 2016.
Mr. Giroux is presently the Consul General of Canada in Sydney (Australia).