Paul Moen is one of Canada’s leading strategists in the area of government affairs, public policy and communications. A corporate lawyer by background, Paul has advised major corporations, governments and not-for-profits in Canada and around the world. Paul previously held leadership positions in the global pharmaceutical industry, worked in the public sector, and founded an international strategic advisory firm.
Paul has worked in Washington, DC at Amgen, the world’s largest US biotechnology company, where he was Director of Global Government Affairs, supporting both Canada and international expansion into new markets. He also worked in Geneva, Switzerland as a corporate lawyer at Ares-Serono International (now Merck Serono), a leading European pharmaceutical firm, on R&D and commercialization deals and its operations in Asia.
Paul has also served in the public sector as Senior Policy Advisor to Canada’s former Minister of International Trade Jim Peterson on Canada-US trade relations, including high-profile disputes such as softwood lumber and promotion of Canada’s biotechnology industry. He has served as a Department of Justice lawyer on intellectual property issues, and as a researcher at the World Trade Organization to prepare for China’s accession.
A native of Vancouver, BC, Paul holds a degree in political science from the University of British Columbia, a law degree from McGill University and a master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He is a member of the Bar of Ontario, a published author, a media commentator and an active local community organizer. Paul lives with his wife and their two children in Ottawa.