Charles Vincent

Director General, Automotive, Transportation, and Digital Technologies; Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada /
Directeur général, Direction générale de l’automobile, du transport et des technologies numériques; Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique Canada

Charles is currently Director General, Automotive, Transportation and Digital Technologies Branch at Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.


Before joining ISED, Charles served as an executive at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat where he was responsible for a portfolio of departments that included Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.


Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Kingston, and a Masters of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


A native of Kingston, Charles now lives in Ottawa with his wife and their three sons Patrick, Daniel, and Micah.



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