Appointed Senior Vice-President, Channels and Marketing, in May 2019, Catherine Decarie’s mandate is at the core of how EDC serves Canadian companies as they grow their business internationally. From identifying opportunities to better meet the needs of customers to overseeing EDC’s portfolio of Canadian small and medium-sized exporters, her responsibilities also include elevating awareness of EDC by engaging with customers, banks and partners to facilitate trade-related business opportunities. Since joining EDC in 2001, Ms. Decarie has risen through roles of increasing scope and responsibility. In 2013, she was named a member of the executive team as Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, a role she held until 2015 when she was appointed Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs.
A lawyer by trade, Ms. Decarie articled with McCarthy Tetrault and held numerous legal and human resources positions within the Toronto head office of a retailer operating in Canada and the U.S. before joining EDC. She earned her bachelor of arts from Mount Allison University and her bachelor of laws from Queen’s University. Ms. Decarie is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program of Columbia University, and the Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability leadership Programme. She maintains her membership in the Law Society of Ontario.