Week 2023


Yann Blais

CPA, CGA, Director General and Chief Procurement Officer, Investment, Procurement and Project/Programme Management, ESDC

November 23, 2022 | 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

Programme Assurance

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Yann Blais is responsible for the management of a large, complex and diverse investment portfolio at Employment and Social Development Canada and has been in this role since 2018.  He continuously strives to seek new opportunities to gain and share insights to increase project/programme management capabilities and mature leadership culture for project/programme management at ESDC and in the Goverment of Canada..  In addition to this role, Yann is the also the Chief Procurement Officer for the Department.  Prior to joining ESDC, Yann held different Senior Management positions in the field of Corporate Enterprise Systems such as SAP, PeopleSoft, and Cognos, among others, and has worked in several government departments and agencies in the areas of Finance, IM/IT, Corporate Services, and as the SDA liaison (Small Departments and Agencies) with Shared Services Canada for the Community of Federal Agencies and TBS. Yann also has extensive experience in the private sector in the area of Financial Management, Internal Audit and Accounting Operations. Yann holds a Graduate Degree – specializing in accounting and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountant Association of Canada.  Yann is an avid hiker and skier – where there is a challenge, Yann sees opportunity!

Yann Blais