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Matthew Fortier

Matthew Fortier is President and CEO of Accelerate, which represents key public and private-sector stakeholders in Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle supply chain. Accelerate is a national alliance with a mandate to organize and align Canada’s ZEV supply chain to ensure its growth and success.

Prior to this, Matthew was Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at the Institute of Corporate Directors, where he led content and strategy development on matters of public policy, legislation and regulation, including sustainability, climate change reporting and the future of work. Previously, Matthew was an executive at Re:Sound and directed policy development and government relations strategies on Canadian intellectual property issues. He has also held senior corporate roles at TD Bank, TD Securities and the Business Council of Canada.

Matthew began his career in federal politics and holds an MA from the University of London, Goldsmiths College, and a Director Designation from the Rotman School of Business.