Head of Post
Québec Delegate General : Michel Robitaille
Michel Robitaille is a government administrator with more than 30 years of international relations experience in Québec and abroad.
Mr. Robitaille took up his duties as Québec’s Delegate General in Paris on October 4, 2010, becoming the head of one of the largest delegations in Québec’s diplomatic network. He is also the Premier’s official representative to the International Francophone Organization (OIF).
Prior to taking up his duties in Paris, Mr. Robitaille was appointed the first CEO of the Francophone Centre of the Americas (CFA) by the Government of Québec in 2008.
From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Robitaille was Québec’s Delegate General in New York. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Director General of the Missions Office, where he organized 15 major trade missions headed by the Premier of Québec.
Mr. Robitaille has held various positions within Québec’s international diplomatic network. He was assigned to Brussels on two occasions, serving as Director of Public Affairs, Cooperation and Culture and as Cultural Attaché. From 1982 to 1987, he was Director of Public Affairs and Culture at Québec Government Office in Los Angeles; from 1977 to 1978, he was Cultural and Public Affairs Advisor at Québec Government Office in Louisiana.
Within the Department of International Relations (MRI), Mr. Robitaille has held various positions, including Chief of the New England Desk and US Director from 1997 to 1999.
From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Robitaille served as Director General of the Québec-France Association; from 1987 to 1997, he headed the University of British Columbia’s Institute in Québec City and its summer French language program.
Mr. Robitaille is married to Marie-Dominique Decninck, who is originally from Belgium. They have two children, Mathieu, born in Brussels, and Marie-Laure, born in Los Angeles.