Gerry Salembier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada

Gerry Salembier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada

gerryGerry Salembier is the senior executive champion for innovation for the federal department of Western Economic Diversification (WD). He holds a BComm (Honours) and an MA in International Affairs. He began his career with the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and has 20 years of experience within the federal Departments of Finance and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. As Assistant Deputy Minister for WD’s BC region, Gerry is responsible for a wide range of economic development funding initiatives and is an advocate for strengthening and diversifying the economy of BC and the West.