Richard Labelle, Senior Advisor

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Richard Labelle is a Senior Advisor within AAG’s Technology practice. Based in Ottawa, Richard counsels AAG clients on a broad spectrum of critical issues involving strategy, value-creation, and new market penetration.

Richard serves mid-market and small corporate clients – as well as multiple international organizations and foreign governments including the World Bank and United Nations throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Caribbean working with leaders in the technology sector to address their most pressing strategic issues.

Having lived and worked in the Americas, Europe and Africa, Richard brings a broad international perspective and has more than 35 years of tech industry and consulting experience, which has enabled a strong track record of delivering tangible results for his client’s.

Richard has worked with clients in variety of technology-driven businesses including telecoms, mobile, web application development, big data, internet-of-things, e-commerce, information technology enabled services (ITeS), climate, energy, natural resources management, the environment and clean tech. His functional expertise includes corporate and IT strategy, business planning, market analyses, international market expansion and sustainability planning and action.

Richard has led major client relationships in strategy development and organization restructuring for numerous organization. His work has been focused on helping small, mid market and large companies in positioning their technologies and expanding their footprint in global markets.

Richard’s recent client work has included conducting a strategic ICT review of a ministry of communications and information technology for a government in the Middle East, designing a global contact centre in the Caribbean, providing advice on technology, trade, financial inclusion and regional integration, strategic marketing and international business development advice for a cloud based Canadian technology startup, trade integration, and assisting a foreign government and the UN with the implementation of e-governance strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Richard is a Full Member (MEEC) of the European Energy Centre and an active volunteer and member of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) where he helps to manage the only Canadian electronic market opportunities mailing list in international development.

Education

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario: M.Sc., Plant Physiology; 1975

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario: B.Sc., Honours Biology, Major Biology, Minor: Chemistry, 1972

University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry: Diploma in Resource Management, 1987.

Completed requirements for full membership (MEEC) and Mastership Status awarded by the European Energy Centre.