Mr. Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC since 2012. Mr. Cléroux leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. He also provides economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities. Mr. Cléroux has more than 25-year of experience. Before joining BDC, Pierre worked for the Government of Saudi Arabia as Vice President, Business Analysis in the National Industry Clusters Development Program, he was the Quebec Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade,and a strategic advisor for Montreal International. Pierre also worked for 12 years at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business as Quebec Vice President.