Louis Thériault is the Vice-President, Industry Strategy and Public Policy for The Conference Board of Canada. Louis joined the Conference Board of Canada in 1997, where he specializes in economic and policy analysis. He is currently responsible for research and networks in the areas of national security and public safety, health, energy, environment and transportation policy, science technology and innovation, food, and the Centre for the North. He is also the liaison officer for the Institut du Québec.
Formerly, Louis was the Executive Director, Economic Initiatives, responsible for all aspects of the Board's many research programs including the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care, Canadian Tourism Research Institute and Global Commerce Centre.
Since joining the Conference Board, Louis has launched several initiatives. He was first responsible for the Metropolitan Outlook Service including a quarterly economic forecast for large Canadian urban centres. In 2003, he launched the Canadian Industrial Outlook Service providing economic and financial trends for large industries. Louis was also director of the International Trade and Investment Center, which offers Canadian business leaders and policy-makers research related to the implications of ongoing restructuring of global production. More recently, he launched the Board's health economics group providing forward-looking, quantitative analysis of the sustainability of the Canadian health-care system.
In addition, Louis is a speaker and a media spokesperson on public policy issues and the Canadian economy.