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Mr. Christian Paire

Christian Paire has been Director General of Université de Montréal’s Hospital Centre since the fall of 2009 and has more than 35 years’ experience in the health care field. He has served as Director General of Rouen University Hospital network (France) where he worked in particular on the merger of two of five hospitals. He has also served as Director of several university hospital centres in the public hospital system of Paris, which includes over 40 hospitals employing more than 90 000 people. As Director of Human Resources for this institution, he was a key actor in the creation and establishment of Georges-Pompidou Hospital, bringing together on one site the services of three large hospitals. Mr. Paire also acted as advisor on health to government ministers Simone Veil and Philippe Douste-Blazy. He was in charge of integrating several cultural projects into hospitals in France. He also made a significant contribution to international relations with China, Brazil, Eastern Europe and Africa. Mr Paire has a thorough knowledge of Québec and has actively participated in cooperation efforts between hospitals in both Québec and France.