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Stephen Sampson

Senior Vice President, Ottawa


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Stephen Sampson is Senior Vice President at Global Public Affairs’ Ottawa office and a member of the Executive Team. Steve is also responsible for the performance and continued growth of Global Public Affairs’ national Health & Life Sciences practice group.

He offers integrated public affairs strategies and policy counsel to clients in the innovative biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, non-profit trade associations, and other organizations engaged in navigating business-critical health policy, regulatory and market access matters.

Steve was formerly the Director of Government Affairs at Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D, now known as Innovative Medicines Canada), where his responsibilities included strategy and advocacy on a wide range of public policies and regulations impacting the innovative biopharmaceutical sector.
His professional career began in the federal government and included progressive political and legislative staff roles in different Cabinet and Parliamentary offices.
He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a joint BA from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University.