Kristelle Audet is Associate Director of the Conference Board of Canada's Global Commerce Centre. She directs the team's effort in providing members and clients with research, tools and events to enhance their understanding of global economic trends and the implications for Canada.
Before joining the Global Commerce Centre, Kristelle had taken on increasing responsibilities in the Industrial Economic Trends group at the Conference Board. She was overseeing and producing economic forecasts and analysis for several Canadian industries as well as doing custom research for public and private sector clients. Kristelle also wrote extensively on Canadian trade issues, covering a wide range of topics such as foreign direct investment, value-added trade, Canada's global competitiveness, and trade in food and financial services. In 2017, Kristelle was the lead author of the Conference Board's landmark report outlining key recommendations ahead of the NAFTA renegotiation.
Prior to joining the Conference Board, Kristelle was a Market Analyst at the Pulp and Paper Products Council where she was responsible for covering the European market. She also taught Economics at HEC Montréal and worked as a research associate for the University's Centre for Productivity and Prosperity. Kristelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Economics from HEC Montréal as well as a Master's degree in Economics and International Financial Economics from the University of Warwick in the UK.