Claire Citeau is the Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA). In her role, Claire advocates for trade liberalization and competitive market access for Canadian agri-food exporters through bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements such as the CPTPP, CUSMA, CETA, or the WTO. Claire has a background in international trade, policy and government relations.
Claire’s interest in international trade stems from having lived in Senegal, Western Africa and witnessed firsthand how global events have a tremendous impact on economies and agriculture sectors around the world.
Prior to joining CAFTA, Claire held positions with Alberta’s Ministries of Agriculture and International Affairs, RBC Dominion Securities and the Canadian Encyclopedia.
Claire holds a double MBA in international business as a graduate of the University of Alberta and the Montpellier Graduate School of Business in France.
Claire is national sailing champion. She lived in Senegal and France before making Canada her home.