Enterprise Canada Welcomes George Habchi to Atlantic Team
Halifax, NS – Enterprise Canada Atlantic is thrilled to welcome native Haligonian, George Habchi as Senior Consultant.
George joins the Atlantic team as a seasoned government relations and public policy expert with experience working with the Conservative Party of Canada, in the office of the Minister of National Defense, and most recently at Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI), Canada’s premier federal policy think-tank.
“Our Enterprise Canada Atlantic practice is growing rapidly and adding George’s public policy expertise to our offering is a huge benefit to our team and clients,” said David Tarrant, Vice President, National Strategic Communications and Atlantic Practice Lead. “His experience combined with his roots in Atlantic Canada, gives George the perspective to help our team to continue to build winning strategies that achieve results.”
In addition to his Federal experience, George’s time at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute allowed him to build lasting connections with leading public and private partners in key sectors including defence, energy, health sciences, manufacturing, technology and Canada-U.S. trade.
“Atlantic Canada is a unique market and as we grow our team, we are looking for those with the unique insights and perspective to bring new ideas and fresh approaches to government relations and communications,” said Jason Lietaer, President of Enterprise Canada. “George brings that cross-sectoral experience and results-driven attitude we look for and adds value for our clients.”
George graduated in 2012 from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and is an active volunteer in his community, including through his long-time service with the Children’s Wish Foundation, Ottawa Mission and Halifax Victim Services.