René Bouchard joined WADA as Advisor, Government Relations, in 2016.
However, for many years prior, René was engaged in external roles with WADA; such as being: Canada’s representative on the Agency’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board; and, delegate of the Canadian Minister of Sport. He was also Chair of WADA’s Education Committee; WADA’s Independent Observer Mission for the London 2012 Olympic Games; and, more recently, the founding Chair of the Agency’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC).
Before joining WADA, René held various roles with the Canadian Government; including: Director General of International Affairs with the Department of Canadian Heritage, which oversees Canadian Culture and Sports. While, from 1995 to 2005, he was Director General of Copyright Policy and Legislation; and then, Director General of Broadcasting Policy and Legislation. René began his career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
René has a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Sherbrooke and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa.