ADIT North America

Hon. Erin O’Toole, P.C., C.D.

President and Managing Director of ADIT North America

Erin O’Toole is the President and Managing Director of ADIT North America, a globally integrated risk advisory firm specializing in strategic intelligence, international trade, due diligence, security and compliance. As part of Paris-based ADIT Group, ADIT North America helps clients maximize global growth and eliminate trade or investment risk by leveraging ADIT’s unparalleled global reach with over 1,000 analysts and correspondents covering over 130 countries around the world. Erin sits on ADIT Group’s Executive Committee.

Erin is one of Canada’s most respected thought leaders on geopolitical and domestic policy issues from his decade of service as a Member of the Canadian Parliament and Leader of the Official Opposition. Prior to his election to Parliament, Erin served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked in the private sector as a corporate lawyer and advisor.

In government, he served as the Parliamentary Secretary for International Trade during final negotiations on Canada’s historic free trade agreement with the European Union. He was involved in trade negotiations with South Korea, Honduras, and countries within the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and led efforts related to regulatory cooperation between Canada and the United States. He also served as Minister of Veterans Affairs and improved service standards and mental health support for Veterans and their families.

In opposition, Erin served as the Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs before becoming the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2020 to 2022. In 2021, Erin ran for Prime Minister of Canada in a general election held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He won the popular vote and advocated for a series of economic and geopolitical policies that continue to impact debate in Canada today.

A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, Erin was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force flying on the Sea King helicopter and sailing operationally with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration for his service and received a Sikorsky Helicopter Rescue Award.

Following his service in the military, Erin graduated from Dalhousie Law School and worked as a corporate lawyer and business advisor at two of Canada’s largest law firms and as in-house counsel to one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies.

Erin and his wife Rebecca have two children (Mollie and Jack) and a lazy yellow labrador retriever named Wexford.

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