Jean Chretien

On Application
Canada

Specialty Areas

Born in Quebec, Canada, the son of a paper mill machinist, Chretien was born to be a leader. Trained as a lawyer and serving as Canada's twentieth prime minister, Prime Minister Chretien has made his mark as a legislator and statesman.
His career of over forty years in public service spanned six prime ministers, during which time he held numerous cabinet posts and led Canada as Prime Minister for over ten years. One of the most respected world leaders of the past decade, Prime Minister Chretien is a captivating speaker on the most pressing global and geopolitical issues facing organizations today. He will bring the insights of his extraordinary career to topics including globalization, the world economy, politics, and legal issues.

By the age of fifteen, Jean Chretien was helping to distribute pamphlets and attending political rallies. After studying law at Laval University he was called to the Bar in 1958, and joined the law firm of Chretien, Landry, Deschjnes, Trudel and Normand, in Shawinigan.

First elected to the House of Commons in 1963 to represent the constituency of Saint-Maurice-Lafleche, he was re-elected numerous times and went on to hold many positions in the government including Minister of Finance, State, National Revenue, as well as Industry, Trade and Commerce. Winning multiple re-elections, he worked with six different Prime Ministers.

He was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada on November 4, 1993. As Prime Minister, he was re-elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of St-Maurice on November 27, 2000 with his party winning a third consecutive majority of seats in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Jean Chretien retired as one of the Canada's most respected leaders in December of 2003.
Jean Chretien speaker

Speaker Video

Other speakers you might like:

Karen Maher

Karen Maher is a workplace culture transformer. She is passionate about the prevention of bullying and sexual harassment and focuses on the fundamentals to inspire and transform cultures into great and productive places to work.

David Staughton

Award Winning Keynote Speaker, Australia’s Expert on Small Business Growth & Turnarounds

Dr Gavriel Schneider

Leader in the field of human based risk management and the psychology of risk

Heidi Dening

Heidi Dening is an empowering keynote speaker whose elegant, yet powerful presence on stage leaves audiences wanting to do more, give more, have more and be more. She is the author of a best-selling self-leadership book called ‘Her Middle Name Is Courage’, and an experienced educator who believes that resilient, healthy self-leaders create profitable, impactful organisations.

Catherine DeVrye

One of the most versatile and sought after speakers in Australia today-featured in Who’s Who of Australian Women-Catherine has spoken to business leaders, prime ministers and elite athletes.

Back to Top /**/