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Biography Denis Ricard

Denis Ricard – Secretary General of the Organization of World Heritage Cities

Denis Ricard, Secretary General of the Organization of World Heritage Cities, holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, an honours degree in political sciences and a master’s degree in international relations.

Politics, international relations and heritage – A diversified career

In addition to the general secretariat of the OWHC, Mr. Ricard has been in the field of politics and international relations, in the private and public sectors as well as in international organizations, also holding many executive positions in the Canadian and Quebec public services.

More specifically, Denis Ricard was:

  • Deputy Secretary General of The experiment in international living of Canada
  • Executive Director of The overseas book center
  • Deputy to the Director General of Canada World Youth
  • Executive Director of the Association des intervenants en toxicomanie
  • Chief of Staff of the Minister of the Environment of Canada
  • Chief of Staff of the Minister of Employment and Immigration of Canada
  • Deputy Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister of Quebec
  • Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of International Relations of the Government of Quebec
  • Senior Advisor for the United Nations Biodiversity Programs (UNEP)
  • Director General of the Summit of the Americas and the Summit of the Francophonie
  • Senior Advisor to the Governments of Senegal, Mauritius, Benin and Vietnam for the organization of Summits of Heads of State

Publications:

“Répertoire en Toxicomanie”, work under the supervision of Denis Ricard
“Le Québec dans la Francophonie”, work under the supervision of Denis Ricard
“Les Institutions de la Francophonie”, article by Denis Ricard published in Francophonie et Acte Unique Européen