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Hon. Sergio Marchi

External Advisor

The Honourable Sergio Marchi has led a distinguished private and public sector career spanning nearly 40 years. After being elected to the Toronto City Council in 1982, he served as Member of Parliament for York West from 1984 to 1999. During his time in the federal government he served as Cabinet Minister in three critical portfolios: International Trade; Environment; and Citizenship and Immigration.

After leaving Parliament in 1999 he was appointed to the role of Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and the United Nations agencies in Geneva, where he served for five years. Mr. Marchi was elected by his international peers as Chairman of the WTO Council. In 2003, he was nominated by the Canadian government and the UN Secretary General to serve as Commissioner on the UN Global Commission on International Migration, a position he held until 2005.

Most recently, Mr Marchi served as President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association from 2015-2019. The CEA is the national body and voice for Canada’s major electricity utilities, which includes companies that generate, transmit, and distribute power, as well as the key sector suppliers.

Mr. Marchi graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Planning. He is married, with two children.