Sgt. Patrice Poitevin
Sgt. Patrice Poitevin is a 33 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who has worked on proceeds of crime and fraud investigations and is sought for his knowledge on drugs, organized crime, and international corruption issues.
Sgt. Poitevin has extensive experience in program development and community capacity building. He has developed and/or managed a number of outreach programs and projects at the local, provincial, and national levels. He has also provided training at the national and international levels on a range of issues that impact businesses and communities.
In his role as senior investigator and outreach coordinator for the Sensitive and International Investigations unit of National Division, Sgt. Poitevin’s mandate is to connect with Canadian businesses and stakeholders in order to provide them with information on the RCMP’s global efforts to combat corruption. In addition to sharing information on the costs and impact of corruption on businesses and communities, Sgt. Poitevin advises on tools, strategies and good practices that will minimize risks, help individuals and companies to recognize red flags, and enhance the role of businesses in preventing and fighting corruption.
Sgt Poitevin has completed studies in business administration as well as the Canadian Securities Course. He is a frequent guest speaker at anti-corruption conferences and events. He also lectures on Anti-corruption at the MBA and EMBA level and was involved in the development of the Global Anti-Corruption University project as well as the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption. He sits on the Canadian committee for the upcoming ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery management system standard and the UN Global Compact Network Canada Working Group.