Mr. Fortier became a member of Council in 2007.
YVES FORTIER, is Former Chair Emeritus and Senior Partner of Ogilvy Renault in Montreal. From 1988 to 1992, he was Canada's Ambassador and Permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. Since 1992, he has acted as arbitrator and mediator in many major international arbitrations under the hospices of the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICSID, CAS and others. From 1998 to 2001, he was President of the LCIA. He is currently judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
Mr. Fortier is a Companion of the Order of Canada (C.C.) and an officer of the Ordre du Québec (O.Q.). He is the recipient of six honorary degrees from major universities in Canada.