Deloitte adds Paul Rochon as executive advisor

09 June 2021 1 min. read
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Deloitte Canada has welcomed Paul Rochon, former deputy minister of the federal department of finance, as an executive advisor.

Based in Ottawa, Rochon will deliver strategic consulting on financial advisory practice engagements in infrastructure, energy transition, and digital identity. The career civil servant will in particular strengthen the accounting and consulting firm’s government and public sector team.

“Paul joins Deloitte Canada with extensive experience in financial and economic management and policy development at the highest levels of government in Canada,” said Anthony Viel, CEO of Deloitte Canada. “He is a trusted negotiator, having led and concluded negotiations internationally at the G20, as well as in Canada in the context of federal provincial agreements.”

Rochon brings 20 years of experience in the federal civil service, mostly within the department of finance. He served as deputy minister of finance between 2014 and 2020, and prior to that spent one year as deputy minister of international development. He was also previously associate deputy minister of health and associate deputy minister of finance.

Deloitte adds Paul Rochon as executive advisor

Earlier in his career, Rochon was director general of the economic and fiscal policy branch within the department of finance. Prior to joining the civil service, Rochon spent three years as a research associate at The Conference Board of Canada.

He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in history from McGill University.

“I look forward to working with the entire Deloitte team. It is a tremendous learning opportunity as well as an opportunity to add value to the important work done by the firm,” said Rochon.

Deloitte made another high-profile addition from the government sector in December 2020 when it hired former cabinet minister Peter McKay as a senior advisor.