Rahul Bedi joined Earnscliffe Strategy Group in April of 2021. Prior to joining Earnscliffe, Rahul served as the Chief of Staff to Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. In that role, he led a team tasked with overseeing the government’s approach for growing and retaining business investment and economic development in the Province of Ontario. This included leading the development of policy and strategic communications in areas such as Ontario’s innovation and life sciences ecosystem, advanced manufacturing and auto sector strategy, the creation of Invest Ontario, international and interprovincial trade policy, and expanding domestic production capacity.
Rahul also served as Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy & Budget) to Ontario’s Minister of Finance. In that role, he led the development of key policy files including provincial taxation, securities regulation, alcohol, cannabis, gaming, and key fiscal documents including Ontario’s Budget and Fall Economic Statements.
At the federal level, Rahul has served as Senior Policy Advisor to Canada’s President of the Treasury Board. This included leading the development of policy on files such as regulatory reform, Public Service reform, IT strategy and procurement, and expenditure management.
In addition to his work in government, Rahul has also served as the Senior Manager for Government Relations at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, advocating on behalf of its 60,000 members and 135 chambers of commerce and boards of trade across the province.
Rahul holds a Master of Business Administration from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo.