President & COO
Genevieve Young is the President and COO of Global Public Affairs, responsible for the organization’s team of 70+ professionals and all corporate functions. She has two decades of experience in public affairs, leading national mandates across jurisdictions and managing multiple stakeholders, government(s) and media. Her expertise resides in commercialization and asset renewal and transportation policy. Her focus is on scaling and developing new practice areas which has included the cannabis sector and currently Global’s technology and innovation areas of focus.
She has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to the C-suite of Canada’s most iconic companies and organizations. Genevieve serves as Chair for the Auxly Cannabis Group.
She is a member of the YPO (Ottawa Chapter) and is on their executive and is a Founding Member of Women for Nature. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Canadian Politics; an MBA from the Smith School of Business, Queens University; and recently completed a certificate in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy from MIT Sloan.