Patrick Leblond is a CIGI senior fellow with the Global Economy Program. He is an expert in global economic governance and international political economy, regional economic integration, financial regulation, and business and public policy. At CIGI, Patrick specializes in the investigation of international trade in the areas of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Alongside his CIGI appointment, Patrick is associate professor and holder of the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to his current professorship, Patrick was an assistant professor of international business at HEC Montréal and the director of the Réseau économie internationale at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal. Patrick also holds the designation of chartered accountant and, before his career in academia, worked as a senior accountant and auditor at Ernst & Young in Montreal. He went on to work as a senior consultant, first in economic and financial consulting with Arthur Andersen & Co., and then later in business strategy consulting with SECOR Consulting.